The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Muslims in Nigeria to continue supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and to pray for peace, progress, and development as well as for security and sound governance in the nation as they celebrate the beginning of the new Islamic year 1444.
Following the sighting of the new moon of the month of Muharram, the party’s national publicity secretary, Felix Morka, issued the allegation in a statement on Saturday in Abuja while congratulating Muslims on the start of the new Islamic year 1444 AH.
In addition, Mr. Morka exhorted Nigerian Muslims to emulate the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by espousing social justice, love, peace, and unity.
“The Nigerian Muslim Ummah should, in the new Islamic year, strive more to emulate Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by preaching social justice, love, peace and unity in our country.”
The APC scribe, therefore, stated that the migration of the prophet more than 1400 years ago is a significant event in Islam because it is the starting point of the Islamic calendar.
The Arabic New Year or Hijrah New Year, is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.
The starting point of the Islamic calendar is in Gregorian CE 622 AD when Prophet Muhammad migrated from Makkah to Madina with his companions.