10th December, 2010
Nigerian Muslims have been urged to learn to forgive, no matter the situation, as aÂ forgiving heart will never lack.
Alhaji Imam-Abdul Fatai Popoola and Imam Abdul Rahman Sulaiman Adanga, both MuslimÂ scholars, gave the admonition during their lectures at the celebration of the MuslimÂ new year. The lecturers also advised the general public to register for the nextÂ election and vote for the candidate of their choice.
The event, organised by the Jamaâ€™ul Muslimeen Council of Lagos, Nigeria, took placeÂ at the Lagos Central Mosque. Dignitaries at the event included Oba of Lagos ObaÂ Rilwan Akiolu, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola who wasÂ represented by AlhajiÂ Muhammed Danmole.
Muslims recently celebrated the new year worldwide, Hijirah 1432AH.Â Hijrah is a newÂ calendar, starting from Muharam. It is determined by the moon,Â also known as LunarÂ month.