Thecitypulsenews reports that a member of the House of Representatives from Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Oyo State, Hon. Shina Peller has charged Muslim brothers and sisters to seize the occasion of Eid al-Adha celebration to seek God’s forgiveness and pray for peace to reign in Nigeria.
Hon. Peller stated this in a statement released by his media office, where he congratuled Muslim Ummah on 2021 Eid al-Adha celebration.
The statement read:
“I rejoice with fellow Muslim brothers and sisters both home and abroad on the occasion of this year Eid al-Adha celebration.
“As we probably know, Eid al-Adha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his only son, Ismail, to God in fulfilment of his promise and as an act of obedience to God’s command.
“As Mulsims, today is a pious day for us all, and so we should leverage on it to seek God’s forgiveness, mercy and to pray fervently for peace to reign in our dear country.
“Also, as we pray for peace to reign, we should remember that Islam preaches peaceful coexistence of mankind, and so we should always be tolerant of others irrespective of their religious, political and ethnic beliefs.
“In the same vein, we shouldn’t forget that for our country and the world at large to be peaceful, we have to play our part individually by treating others the way we will like to be treated. Don’t say or do unto others what you cannot take.
“I pray that Allah accepts our prayers, bless us with good health, wealth and makes us successful in all our endeavours. Ameen. Once again, Eid Mubarak to us all.”