Kwara approves Monday as holiday for hijrah

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has approved Monday, July 8, as a public holiday in commemoration of the new Hijrah Year (Muharram) 1446.

Muharram is the Muslim’s first lunar month in the Islamic calendar.

His spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin on Friday, July 5, said the first day of the Muharram 1446 falls on Sunday, July 7, according to many calculations.

“The Governor shares in the mixed memories that this occasion brings to the Muslims annually, and calls for deeper introspection on the journey of the community and its duty to be the light bearers for tolerance, mutual respect, and justice.”

The Governor wished the community a blessed new Hijrah year and prayed Allah to give everyone its blessings and uphold the community upon goodness.

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