Hundreds of Muslims faithful including the Emir of llorin, lbrahim Sulu-Gambari converged at the llorin stadium, to celebrate the commencement of the new lslamic calendar known as Hijrah 1441. The annual event featured recitations of seven portions from the Glorious Quran and match past by school children.

Sulu-Gambari advised Muslims to stay away from acts that can disintegrate the existing peace of the nation. He prayed for the peaceful co-existence of Ilorin Emirates and its environs, Kwara and the nation at large.

Emir of llorin, lbrahim Sulu-Gambari

In his lecture, the National Missioner Ansarul-Islam, Sheikh AbdulmumeenAyara, implored Muslims to follow the will of Allah and let the practice of Prophet Muhammed reflect in their daily lives. He said the celebration of Hijrah is the migration by Prophet Muhammed from Mecca to Medina and advised those facing various challenges to accept it as will of Allah.

Governor AbdulrahmanAbdulrasaq of Kwara state, called on Muslims to imbibe the spirit of Hijrah celebration as the people face the arduous task of rebuilding the state. � ִ3�T