FOMWAN urges religious harmony on the celebration of New Islamic Calender year - Hijrah -1442 - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE

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FOMWAN urges religious harmony on the celebration of New Islamic Calender year - Hijrah -1442



The Federation of Muslim Women's Associations in Nigeria, (FOMWAN) , Ogun State Chapter has congratulated Islamic  adherents on the celebration of the new Calendar year  - Hijrah  urging them to imbibe the spiritual lessons of Hijrah by  promoting  peace and harmony.

The group called on  Muslims  to note the significance of Hijra which means being "prohibited"or "barred" from all forms of warfare to promote peace and harmonious living among adherents of other religions while also urging them to  use  the period for personal supplication, sober reflections and prayers for peace to reign in the land .

The Amirah of FOMWAN in Ogun State, Alhaja Kudirat Rabiu in a statement said Hijrah which is the celebration of New Islamic  Calender year  is significance in all respect to Islamic adherents all over the world.

"Across the globe , Muslims observe their New Year on the first day of Muharram( meaning prohibited or barred from all forms of warfare ),  hence the need for faithful to desist from all forms of strives that can threaten world peace ", the statement said.

" This is the period when  Muslims are prohibited from taking part in warfare . It means " not permitted" or " forbidden" 

" As a result ,we enjoin Muslims all over the world  to use the period as a day  for sober reflections as well as promoting Religious tolerance and  harmonious living  and  supplication to God for the peace and progress of the land" 

One of the significance of the day according to the statement is that it specifically  marks the migration of the Holy Prophet Muhammed from Mecca to Medina, which signifies  freedom from persecution , peace and harmony. 

FOMWAN thereafter pray for prosperity among Muslim faithful and the society at large as well as besieging  Almighty  Allah to bestow His mercies by healing the land of all forms of  plague, especially that of the ravaging  corona virus bedevilling mankind..

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