The former speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu has admonished the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria to follow the tenets of Eid al-Adha by sharing slaughtered animals with the poor, neighbours and others in the community.
Speaking from her residence in Oyo , Senator Sunmonu said that “Eid al-Adha commemorates the prophet Ibrahim’s readiness to sacrifice his son in order to demonstrate his dedication to Allah.”
Sunmonu explained that Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to fulfill his covenant with God, against the greatest of temptations, was a lesson for all.
Encouraging Muslims to imbibe prophet Ibrahim’s forthrightness to his creator, she said there was huge benefit to remaining true to one’s faith.
Quoting Quran chapter 49 verses 12-15, the senator said that at this critical moment in the country’s history, there was a serious need for Muslims to avoid negative assumptions and sinful thoughts towards kinsmen; she instead advocated that all be left in Allah’s able hands.
Senator Monsurat Sunmonu wished Muslims and Nigerians generally a happy Eid al-Adha celebration.