Eid-el-Maulud: Cleric urges prayers for leaders at all levels

Alhaji Mohammed Kassim, the Deputy Chief Imam Kafanchan Central Mosque Kaduna State, advised the Muslim faithful to use the occasion the Eid-el-Maulud to pray for Nigerian leaders at all levels.

Kassim made the call when he spoke with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) Kafanchan on Tuesday.

”It become necessary to pray for our leaders so that this is will enable them to the myriad challenges facing the country.

“On a day like this, Muslims are encouraged to pray for persons occupying leadership positions; from the president, governors, down to our ward councillors.

“It is important we pray to God to grant our leaders wisdom and knowledge to successfully pilot the affairs the country,” he said.

The religious leader also implored Muslims to imbibe the virtues love, tolerance, peaceful -existence and good neighborliness as taught Holy Prophet.

“We should continue to show religious tolerance, love, good neigborliness and -exist peacefully with people around us.

“Prophet Muhammad showed love and kindness to all. He never discriminated basis religion and same is expected all who believe him,” he added.

The cleric also called for forgiveness among Nigerians to enhance peace building and ensure stability the country. (NAN)