Muslims throughout the World yesterday marked the birth of Prophet Muhammad .
The Commemoration is to reflect on the exemplary life of the holy Prophet with a view to emulating him for the good of our society.
Orange FM’s Olumide Adeluwoye reports that the day is celebrated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar.
The celebration is usually low key with Muslim families and congregations using the opportunity to praise Allah and reflect on the teachings of the holy Prophet.
Unlike Eid-il- fitri and Eid-il-Kabir, there is little or no merry making as there was no instruction from the holy prophet to that effect
The Chief Imam of the Police Central Mosque in Akure, Alhaji Taofik Akintola and the Missioner of Supreme Council for Islamic affairs in Akure South Local Government Area, Alhaji Yusuf Olalere urged Muslims to be focused on Allah’s rememberance and shun extremism.
Also, the Grand Imam of Akure, Sheikh Abdulhakeem Yayi-Akorede said the mission and prophethood of Prophet Muhammad is very significant in Islam.
The Chairman, league of Imams & Alfas in ondo State, Alhaji Ahmad Aladesawe tasked Nigerians on Patrotism and to be fervent in Prayers for the country.
It is believed that Muslims in the country would make use of the celebration to pray for the country and as well be in the forefront of ensuring national peace and development.