- chief Imam, Abdulwaheed Abubakar, expresses gratitude to Allah for freeing Muhammadu Buhari of the ailment that kept him away from the country
- He wishes the president full health and more energy to discharge the requirements of his office.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, May 17, joined the Muslim faithful all over the world who thronged neighbourhood mosques for the Ramadan Tafsir - the translation and explanation of the Holy Qu’ran.
At the mosque in the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, the chief Imam, Abdulwaheed Abubakar, opened the exercise with gratitude to Allah for freeing the president of the ailment that kept him away from the country throughout this period last year, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He wished President Buhari full health and more energy to discharge the requirements of his office.
The chief Imam thanked Nigerians for their prayers for the president and the nation, urging them to submit to the will of their creator.
Abdulwaheed also prayed to Allah for peaceful elections in the coming year.
NAIJ.com had reported that Saudi Arabia said the Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday, May 17, across the globe, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, May 15.
The new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will mark the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban, SPA said, citing religious authorities in the kingdom.
The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon. Egypt’s Mufti, the country’s top religious authority, said in a televised speech that the holy month will start on Thursday in the most populous Arab country.
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