Muslims in Akure yesterday gathered at the Caring Heart Mega School Oke-Ijebu to celebrate the Eid-El Malud festival with a forum to expand discussion on the life and teachings of prophet Muhammad
Oluseye Akinwalere reports that the event attracted leaders of the Islamic faith both within and outside Akure.
The forum provided an opportunity for scholars to extensively explain the personality of the Holy Prophet Muhammad as well as his teachings.
According to history, Prophet Muhammad was born in Mecca in 570AD by Amina and Abdula.
He grew up under the care of his uncle Abdultolib where he proclaimed the existence of only one God, the creator of the heavens and earth
As a youth he was nicknamed al-ameen meaning the trust worthy, in view of his exceptional honesty and transparency
The guest lecturer Sheik Yunus Anola described the birth of the prophet as the best gift to mankind, and admonished muslims to always be of good character to justify the birth of the prophet and his teachings.
Other clerics at the forum also called for exemplary conduct on the part of muslims in line with the teachings of the holy prophet
The Imam of Ayetoro Mosque Mallam Mamud Shuaib-Ayodeji said the essense of the annual get together is to celebrate the birth of the holy prophet.