Kano Annual Zikir: Ganduje urges Muslims to pray for peace and stability
By Mahmud Gambo Sani
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has called on the Muslims Ummah to continue to pray for peace and stability in Kano and the nation in general.
The Governor made the call while delivering closing remarks at the Annual Zikir and Prayers for National Unity organised by the Majalisul Shura Litaraqa Al-Tijjaniyya held at Kano Emir’s Palace recently.
Ganduje represented by his Deputy Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna observes that.. ” it is only through prayers and submitting ourselves to the Almighty Allah that the situation we are in today can be addressed “.
Governor Ganduje noted that the Annual Zikr organise by the Majalisul Shura plays a vital role in bringing peace and stability as well as seeking Allah’s intervention in addressing problems facing the State and the nation in general.
” As we are all aware, there are a lot of issues bedevilling the country like the prevailing case of corona virus, but by God wills, here in Kano, we have less record compare to other States which can be attributed to the daily prayers and Zikr offered by the good people of Kano ” Ganduje observed.
The Governor added that acquiring Islamic knowledge and putting in to practice what the religion teaches also serves as solutions to some societal problems facing the Muslims.
He Maintained that Tijjaniyya Followers are for long identified as the peace loving people who sacrifice themselves in acquiring knowledge and promoting teaching of the Prophet and his companions as guided by Sheik Ahamadu Tijjani.
While acknowledging the contributions made by the leaders of Tijjaniyya movement towards Islamic propagation in Africa and the world at large, Governor Ganduje employed the followers to continue to pray for the state and love each other as Muslim brothers.
Dr. Ganduje further extended his best wishes to the organisers of the annual Zikir and assured of his administration continue support and coorperation towards promoting the religion of Islam.
In his speech, the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero said the annual Zikir and Prayers are organised to draw closer all the Tijjaniyya Followers and pray for the Nation’s unity and stability.
The Emir explained that the Annual Zikr reminds all the followers the good works of their leaders like Shehu Usman Danfodio who spent their live towards propagating the movement not only in Africa but in the whole world.
He encouraged the members to wake up and seek for more knowledge to serve as ladder that would allow them to know the religion of Islam and the Tijjaniyya doctrine.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Acting Chairman of Majalisul Shura Litaraqa Al- Tijjaniyya Khalifa Sani Shehu Maihula urged the Members to follow the step and good life style of Sheik Ahmadu Tijjani who devoted his time in propagating the teaching of Islam and love of the Prophet.
Other prominent people who spoke during the Annual Zikir include Chairman Kano State Shari’a Commission Alhaji Bashir Sheik Ahmad Tijjani, Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauch represented by his son sheik Ahmad Tijjani and representative of Khalifa Shehu Mahi Inyass among others.
The Annual Zikr was attended by the Former Kano State Deputy Governor Professor Hafiz Abubakar MFR, Some Members of the Kano State Executive Council and other Senior Government Officials.
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