Osun State Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, has felicitated with Muslim faithful all over the world on the occasion of this year Eid-al-Fitr.
Alabi said the end of the holy month of Ramadan for the Muslim Ummah, signifies a significant spiritual triumph on the path of piousness.
He maintained that the recent global challenges and realities of human existence should ordinarily redirect every individual to the way of God and submit to His will.
This was contained in a congratulatory message made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, as he called for continuous supplication against common challenges .
According to him, it is fascinating to have passed the month of Ramadan in fasting , prayers and other austerities, and end the month-long, non-indulgence with festive celebrations.
Alabi said : ” As Muslims all over the world celebrate this special day on the first day of the month of Shawwal, a festival of breaking the fast, as exemplified by the great Prophet Muhammad(SAW), may the good God continue to bless our land and guide us to the path of piousness.
“Indeed, God is the greatest ! as this moment reminisces a remarkable and indelible event in the Islamic world, as it reminds every Muslim faithful of how the first revelation of Holy Qu’ran was received by Prophet Muhammad (SAW), for guardian and guidance.
“However, considering the present situation in the world, in which congregational prayer is impossible, as part of the measures to safeguard our society against pandemic of novel identity, we must continue to be fervent in prayer and consistent in our supplication to win the ongoing battle against the ravaging coronavirus.
“I hereby congratulate Muslims in the state of Osun on this special moment, and commend them for cooperating with the government to stay safe, ditto all Muslims across the world.
“May God heal our land, as we continue to comply with basic precautionary measures of safety”.
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