Insecurity: 100 Islamic scholars begin 3-day fasting, prayers for national unity

Insecurity: 100 Islamic scholars begin 3-day fasting, prayers for national unity

- No fewer than 100 Islamic clerics have embarked on 3-day fasting and prayers

- The clerics' action was hinged on the high level of insecurity in Nigeria

- Malam Salihu Abdullahi-Mai, the leaders of the Islamic scholars, said that fasting and prayers were ordered to end insecurity in the country

In its quest to ensure peace, harmony, and tranquility in Nigeria, some Islamic scholars have commenced three days fasting and prayers for national unity in the country.

The Nation reports that the clerics numbering about 100 sought God's mercy on the country over the incessant killings and kidnapping in some parts of the country.

Legit.ng gathered that the team leader of the volunteer and patriotic Muslim scholars, Malam Salihu Abdullahi-Mai, said at a news conference on Monday, February 3, in Tudun Wada, Kaduna, that the group mobilised 100 clerics for the three days fasting and prayers.

He said the prayers and fasting had become mandatory for them, adding that preachers from all the 23 local government areas of Kaduna state were invited to immensely embark on prayers and fasting for the country.

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According to him, preachers have been authorised to commence prayers and fasting for God’s mercies over the current security situation in the country.

Insecurity: 100 Islamic scholars begin 3-day fasting, prayers for national unity

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He said that during the three days’ event, there would be daily recitation and memorisation of the Holy Qur’an and some other special prayers which would be offered at various Mosques.

He said: “We believe that in whatever situation we find ourselves, prayers and fasting are the solutions to all mankind problems because God listens to his servants at any time.

"The prayers and fasting which started on Monday were aimed at calling on God to save Nigeria and parts of Africa as a result of rising insecurity, terrorism, kidnapping, youth unemployment, poverty, and other vices."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye joined the members of his church in a prayer walk against insecurity in Nigeria.

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