- A Kaduna based Christian cleric, Pastor Yohanna Buru, demonstrated a high level of religious tolerance as he led his followers to celebrate Eid-el-Maulud with Muslims in the state
- Pastor Buru said joining the Muslims in the celebration of the special day does not change his being a Christian
- The cleric urged both Christians and Muslims to use the eid period to promote inter-religious tolerance, love, unity and peace
Kaduna state - Pastor Yohanna Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministries, Sabon Tasha, on Tuesday, October 19, led a team of Christians to Rachers Bees Stadium to celebrate Eid-el-Maulud with Muslims in Kaduna.
Legit.ng gathers that the followers of the two faiths said meeting at the venue to celebrate Eid-el-Maulud was aimed at strengthening ties and promoting the culture of togetherness.
Pastor Buru said:
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“The prophet is for everyone irrespective of his tribe, culture, tradition, colour, continent and region as he preached peace throughout his lifetime.”
He noted that as a peace ambassador and a Christian cleric, coming to join the Muslims does not change his being a Christian.
The pastor added:
“During Christmas, thousands of Muslims from different part of northern Nigeria usually came to church and celebrate with many Christians with the aim of promoting religious tolerance and better understanding among different faith base organization.”
He urged followers of both faiths to use the period to promote inter-religious tolerance, love, unity and peace throughout the nation.
Pastor Buru also called on all Muslims to use the Maulud period to pray for God’s intervention to bring an end to problems disturbing the stability of the country.
“We must remember that we are from one family Adam and Eve. We are brothers and sisters that belief in our Holy scriptures Bible and Qur’an and also believe in life after death, then we must be our brother keeper.”
Eid-ul-Maulud: Islamic group sends strong message to politicians
Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed deep concern over current happenings in the Nigerian political space.
In his Maolud-an-Nabiyy message, the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Tuesday, October 19, urged Nigerian politicians to refrain from do-or-die politics and make the polity more friendly.
According to Akintola, a political space devoid of acrimony and bad blood is needed to encourage better participation that would foster growth. He condemned features of do-or-die politics that have characterised the nation’s politics with its attendant human casualties in form of political killings.