As another new moon heralds the start of the holy month of Ramadan, the organized national body for former and serving public servants in Nigeria, POHAN, has extend their best wishes to Muslims across Nigeria and around the world.
In a statement released in Abuja, the nation’s capital, the National President of POHAN, Bashorun MD Eseyin described this month as an opportunity to focus on reflection and spiritual growth, forgiveness, patience and resilience, compassion for those less fortunate, and unity across communities.
He said each lesson is profound on its own, and taken together forms a harmonious whole.
Eseyin noted that this year Ramadan is coming at a very difficult period for Nigeria and the world at large but insisted that the challenging period makes it the best season to reflect upon and focus on spiritual rejuvenation, kindness and resilience, compassion for those less fortunate and harmony across diverse communities.
“As Muslim celebrate the holy month, we are reminded that we are one big family. We stand firmly with Muslim communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights. We stand committed to safeguarding the civil rights of all no matter their religion or appearance. We stand in celebration of our common humanity and dedication to peace and justice for all.
“Ramadan serves as a reminder to people of all faiths and backgrounds of the importance of shared compassion, respect, and support for one another. Through the daily act of breaking fast and sharing a meal, Ramadan revitalizes community bonds and emphasizes community service. Sadly this year can’t be the same due the unfortunate pandemic, but, in this spirit, we can reflect upon our mutual responsibilities for one another, regardless of faith, and strive to be our best selves,” he said.
Eseyin prayed that Allah (SWT) heal the land, bless families and communities with peace, tranquility, strong faith, healthy and active lives.