Globacom, national telecommunications operator and grandmasters of data, has urged Nigeria’s Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to pray for the economic progress of the country.
The company made the call in a goodwill message sent to the Muslim Ummah. While congratulating Nigerian Muslims on the occasion, Globacom urged them to live by the virtues of love, dedication and sacrifice espoused by Prophet Ibraheem. It added that they should use the occasion to promote peaceful co-existence and pray for the prosperity, unity and development of the nation in accordance with the injunctions of Prophet Mohammed to his followers.
“Globacom felicitates with the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. We urge you all to use this season of charity, peace-making and forgiveness to remember to fend for the poor and the needy in line with Allah’s injunction to be our brother’s keepers,” Globacom said in the statement.
It also felicitated with all Nigerian Muslims who successfully performed the Hajj this year in fulfillment of a key injunction of Islamic faith, and urged them to remain steadfast to the principles of obedience and submission to higher authority as demonstrated by Prophet Ibraheem who showed willingness to sacrifice his son in total surrender to the will of Allah.
“We call on Muslims to use the occasion to continue to live up to the tenets of their faith through acts of charity, peaceful co-existence with their neighbours and obedience to the injunctions of the Holy Quoran. The joy of Eid is giving,” Globacom said.
It assured its subscribers that it would continue to provide reliable and quality telecom services not just during the Sallah period but at all times, and promised Muslims on its network a hitch-free communications experience.
Eid-el-Kabir, also known as Feast of the Sacrifice, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
The annual Eid-el-Kabir festival celebrations start after the Hajj, when the pilgrims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia descend from Mount Arafat and this comes up on the 10th, 11th and 12th day of the twelfth and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar.
The date is approximately 70 days (2 Months & 10 days) after the end of the month of Ramadan.