MURIC, the Muslim Rights Concern, has requested that the Federal Government recognize and declare every first day of the Islamic calendar as a holiday, or face Allah’s wrath.
This demand was made in a statement signed by Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC’s founder and director, and made public on Wednesday.
On Monday, August 9th, 2021, the first day of the Islamic year, Muslims in Nigeria will join their brothers and sisters around the world to commemorate Hijrah Day.
The Federal Government, according to MURIC, has ignored multiple petitions and demands from Islamic organizations in the country to proclaim this day a national holiday.
As the deadline approaches, the Islamic human rights organization said it has chosen to increase the demand this year.
“We are calling on all state governors who are Muslims to identify with this noble, peaceful and divinely rewarding struggle by declaring this coming Monday (9th August, 2021) as Hijrah Day holiday.
“Members of state executives (commissioners, chairmen of agencies, etc) who are Muslims have a duty to bring this to the attention of state governors as a matter of urgency.
“Also, chairmen of local governments who are Muslims should encourage and support Islamic organisations and schools within their jurisdiction to organise events to mark the Day.
“On the other hand, Muslims in public offices who fail to promote it will have questions to answer before Allah yaom al-Qiyamah because they will have to explain why they abandoned their faith and their fellow Muslims for worldly gains,” it said.
The group urged Muslims in public office to not only know about their religion, but also to practice, manifest, and seek to enshrine it among their fellow Muslims.
Though, It is confusing because, the Muslim group probably didn’t mention this until after the Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB), placed lockdown order in the whole of Southeast South south(Biafraland) on August 9, 2021.
According to the IPOB group, the lockdown will be held every Monday until the government frees their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
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