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Eid-el-fitri: Pray for end of COVID-19 pandemic, CAN urges Muslims

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As Muslims end the annual Ramadan fast, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged them to use the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri to intensify prayers for an end of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the economy.



The appeal was made in a letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, Head of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), and President-General, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on the successful completion of the 30-day religious fast.


CAN, in the letter dated May 22, 2020, and signed by the General Secretary, Barr. Joseph Bade Daramola said: “The great yearly spiritual exercise, we believe, is in obedience to the Holy Quran that says, ‘O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous’ — Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183.



“CAN appeal to the Muslims all over the world to continue to pray for a speedy end of COVID-19 in our country, continent and the entire world, to which the Christian Association of Nigeria is also fully committed.


“As we appreciate your coming to the end of this year’s Ramadan prayers, we implore you all not to cease from continuously praying for the peace, unity, and stability of our country.


“We wish to encourage Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world to continue to pray for a speedy end of COVID-19 in our country, continent, and the entire world, to which the Christian Association of Nigeria is also fully committed.”

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