Buhari performs Lesser Hajj at Makkah

Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the Nigerian President successfully conducted Umrah rituals upon his arrival at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The President, alongside members of his entourage, was led by a delegation from the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, in performing the rituals on Thursday.

Earlier, the Nigerian President had visited some historic religious places in Madinah on Tuesday and Wednesday before he proceeded to Makkah for the Umrah.

President Buhari also visited and prayed at the Prophet’s Mosque. He arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for an eight-day official visit.

Similarly, the Chairman, League of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Imams, Sheikh Tajudeen Adigun, on Thursday, urged all Muslims to imbibe the culture of self-reliance in compliance with the teachings of Islam.

Beyond the realms of Obidients and Buharists
Adigun advised in his keynote address during the distribution of food items and cash to over 2,000 needy persons by the Nurul Yaqeen Islamic Foundation at Life Camp in Abuja.

He said Islam is a religion that encouraged everybody to work to be self-sufficient and also give out alms to the needy.

He said, “Until we have the culture of thinking of the way out individually, we cannot solve the problem of poverty in society.

“This is because those who are rich as you are seeing them are in categories. Some are merciful and ever-ready to give out and some don’t mind, they believe it is their hard work that makes them reach such a position. So, they are too careless to even know if somebody is suffering, but the only way is to encourage individuals to have something. If we have that culture, poverty will be reduced tremendously in society.”


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