Eid-El-Fitri: NANS Urges Muslim Nigerian Students To Pray At Home, Avoid Large Gatherings
The National Association of Nigerian Students South West Zone (NANS Zone D) under the leadership of Comrade Kappo Samuel Olawale uses this medium to felicitate with all our Muslim brothers and sisters as we celebrate another Eid-el-Fitri. We give glory to Almighty Allah for counting us all worthy to witness another.
I bring to all Nigerian Students warm greetings at this season of Eid-el-Fitri. It is a season of remembrance of the good things that the Almighty Allah has done in our lives.
The dictate of Allah (SWT) is that we use this season to share love and Godly affection to our fellow students. As students, we should see Eid-l-Fitri celebration as a season of sober reflection, noting that we must continue to submit ourselves totally to the creed of Allah as displayed during the month of Ramadan. We should purge ourselves of evil and wrong doings. It is a season set aside for purity and atonement of sins. It is also a time to lift up the poor, needy and broken hearted through our generosity and empathy.
I urge all Muslim Nigerian Students to continue on the path of spirituality, respect for one another and peaceful co-existence among all in respective of our religion and tribe.
As we celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitri, we must remind ourselves of the need to further reflect spiritually and build communally.
It is regrettable that the Pandemic situation would not allow us all to have the celebration as usual. However, it is pertinent that we adjust to the trend and abide by the laid down guidelines by the government to check the spread of the deadly virus while making sure that the celebration is marked.
In compliance with these guidelines, we should all have our Eid prayers in our home as directed by the Islamic World Scholars, shun every social gathering that has more than twenty persons in attendance, maintain social distance when meeting people, always make use of our nose or face masks and sanitize our hands regularly with ethanol based sanitizers.
We must also be hygiene conscious when preparing, collecting and consuming foods and drinks during this period.
Let's sustain the virtues of Ramadan by maintaining the love, togetherness and peaceful coexistence that characterised the Holy month.
I enjoin every Nigerian Muslim Students to be of good character and remain the best of examples, taking after the Holy Prophet (SAW). Let us also pray for an end to insecurity and other challenges that we face as a nation.
As we continue to pray that Almighty Allah have mercy to heal our land, I wish you all a happy Eid-el-Fitri celebration.