In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, July, 2020

Igbo Muslim Household Residing In Imo State Celebrates Eid In Uncommon Fashion (Picture)

Igbo Muslim Family Living In Imo State Celebrates Eid In Unusual Style (Photo)

Sulaiman Njoku and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State

Sulaiman Njoku and Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State


An Igbo household that’s Muslim are celebrating the Eid in a approach they haven’t executed earlier than.


In accordance with Dailytrust, the Alhaji Sulaiman Njoku’s household of 4 is about for the actions marking this 12 months’s Eid al-Adha, or Pageant of Sacrifice, on which Muslims are anticipated to slaughter sacrificial animals.


Being the Chief Imam of Imo, the pinnacle of the household has the duty of offering non secular steerage to different Muslims throughout the state for which he has to adequately put together.


However that is an uncommon day – as an alternative of the open floor at Nekede or that at Amausa, the Eid prayers are going down inside mosques, due to the coronavirus pandemic.


“We’re going to hope within the mosques, based on the rules on COVID-19, particularly on social distancing and carrying of face masks”, he disclosed.


This isn’t how Eid was celebrated, nevertheless.


“Eid was celebrated with pomp and pageantry, simply as you have fun Christmas”, says Imam Njoku, including, “It was marked with all varieties of festivities, consuming, ingesting, sharing and visiting pals.

“However in the present day all that’s gone. We have now to watch out how we have fun in order to not go towards the protocols on COVID-19. This 12 months, there shall be no festivities.”


With three kids – two ladies and a boy – Imam Njoku’s household could be very small, in comparison with that of his father, Alhaji Yusuf Njoku.

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The elder Njoku, who died in February 1995, had three wives and 14 kids.


He lived in Kano, the place he married his first spouse, a Fulani girl.


Imam of Imo state with another non secular leaders within the state


Imam Sulaiman Njoku’s mom, who hails from Umuevu Umuokrika in Mbaise, Imo state, was his father’s second spouse.


The Imo State Muslim Council nominated Imam Njoku Chief Imam following the dying of Alhaji Dauda Onyeagocha late final 12 months.


Aside from main prayers, particularly the Friday and Eid prayers, he’s additionally a member of the Muslim Council of Imo State.


After the Eid prayer, Imam Njoku’s household will retire dwelling the place, collectively along with his siblings, they’ll have fun and entertain these pals that can come round.


“Even President Muhammadu Buhari barred [people from] visiting Aso Rock throughout [the last Eid].

“So we should always have a low-key celebration to replicate the temper of the occasions.

He added that, “As a household, we are going to have fun Insha Allah, based on what Allah has supplied. The purpose is to have fun and thank Allah for protecting us alive.”

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