Eid-El-Fitr: Christians Join Muslim Faithful at Kaduna Eid Praying Ground to Strengthen Peace and Unity

As Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid, numerous Christian clerics have united with tens of thousands of Muslims in Kaduna State, Northwestern Nigeria, at the Murtala Mohammed Square praying ground. This collective gathering aims to foster peace, love, unity, and religious tolerance among different faith-based groups in the country.

Led by the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Pastor Dr. Yohanna Buru, a delegation of Christians marked their third participation in the event. Pastor Buru emphasized the significance of such gatherings as opportunities for Christians to engage in dialogue and interaction with other faiths, promoting interreligious tolerance, peace, stability, and mutual understanding.

During a lecture on the importance of peace and unity in the country, Pastor Dr. Yohanna Buru highlighted the common ground between Muslims and Christians in their worship of the same God. He stressed the need for both communities to join hands in fostering peace and religious tolerance.

Speaking after the prayers, Pastor Yohanna Buru reiterated the call for Muslims and Christians to cultivate a culture of peace and harmony. He emphasized their shared humanity and the commonality of their holy books, urging all Nigerians to embrace peace, unity, and love for the nation's progress.

The felicitations extended to Islamic scholars and leaders, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, Sheikh Ibrahim Yakubu El-Zazzaky, Sheikh Ahmed Mahmud Gumi, and Sheick Halliru Maraya, highlighted the spirit of solidarity and goodwill during the Eid celebrations.

In response, Sheikh Halliru Marayu, a prominent Islamic scholar present, expressed delight at the visit by Christians and emphasized the importance of peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians.

Similarly, Malam Sunusi Surajo, a committee member of the Eid-El-Kabir ground preparatory organizers, praised Kaduna State's efforts in promoting peace and religious tolerance, extending prayers for peace and unity across Nigeria.

The presence of notable figures such as former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Ramadan Yero, top Islamic scholars, and traditional title holders added significance to the occasion.

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