President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerians, as well as the Muslim world, on the New Year 1443 and the commemoration of the migration of Prophet Muhammad from Makkah to Madinah.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement today.
“On the occasion of the Islamic New Year, and the commemoration of the Hijrah, I urge Muslims and other citizens to imbibe the lessons of compassion, peace, and support for one another. I wish all Muslims a blessed year,” Shehu quoted Buhari as saying.
Shehu said the President urged Muslims to reflect on the importance and historic significance of the Hijrah and the overall teachings of the Holy Prophet and follow his examples.
As directed by the Presidency of Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, which is the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram, the day marks Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Makkah to Medina in 622 AD.