Today is Eid El Fitr, a day Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.
According to Islam, the Quran was sent down to the lowest heaven during this month, thus being prepared for gradual revelation by Jibreel to the Islamic Prophet, Muhammad.
Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) told his followers that the gates of heaven would be open for the entire month and the gates of hell closed.
The first day of the next month, Shawwal is spent in celebration and is observed as the “Festival of Breaking Fast” or Eid El-Fitr.
Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam.
As part of the celebration, the President, Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to embrace peace and avoid making reckless statements against others.
He said “I, again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. We should all resolve to live in peace and unity in our great country, which is the envy of many less endowed nations. Happy Eid-El-Fitr.”
“May the lessons of Ramadan namely; piety, self-denial, prayers and generosity to the poor and needy be with us for all time.