Hijrah: JNI tasks Muslims on Tasu’a, Ashura fast


The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the commencement of Muharram 1443AH, the Islamic New Year.

Secretary-General of JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, in a statement, enjoined Muslims to observe the voluntary fast on Tasu’a and ‘Ashura daysas recommended by Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI)

The Tasu’a and ‘Ashura days are 9th and 10th Muharram 1443AH, equivalent to 18th and 19th August, 2021.

The cleric also urged Muslims not to start the Islamic New Year with celebrations repugnant to Islamic tenets.

“In the same vein, we are implored to, as usual, pray fervently for the restoration of peace, security-cum-stability and development of our country, particularly that the new wave of insecurity is seemingly defying all strategies.

“Consequently, the Nigerian Muslim Ummah is urged to continuously seek for Allah’s forgiveness, guidance and protection. Important qualities such as fear of Allah (SWT), resilience, perseverance, unity of purpose, planning and strategizing, peacefulness and steadfastness should be introspectively adhered to, as they are lessons drawn from the Hijrah of the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) and his companions.

 “The media and other stakeholders in the Nigerian project should always remain introspective in their respective reportage of events in Nigeria. We should always eschew ‘them against us’ reportage,” the statement added.

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