The company in a good will message in Lagos on Sunday wished all the Muslim faithful’s a happy Sallah celebration and urged them to use the occasion to re-dedicate themselves to the service of Allah and humanity, while praying for the unity, progress and development of the nation.
“Globacom felicitates with the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. We urge you all to use this season of charity, peace-making and forgiveness to remember to fend for the poor and the needy in line with Allah’s injunction to be our brother’s keepers,” Globacom said.
It also rejoiced with all Nigerian Muslims who successfully performed the Hajj this year in fulfillment of a key injunction of Islamic faith. Globacom urged them to remain steadfast and be guided by lessons of commitment, dedication and obedience to higher authority as exemplified by the willingness of Prophet Ibraheem to sacrifice his son in deference to the will of Allah, a supreme act of faith which Eid-el-Kabir glorifies.
“We call on Muslims to use the occasion to continue to live up to the tenets of their faith through acts of charity, peaceful co-existence with their neighbours and obedience to the injunctions of the Holy Quoran. The joy of Eid is giving.” Globacom said.
The company is set to add to the Sallah celebration as it promised to continue to provide high quality service throughout the period and beyond, assuring Muslim brothers of a hitch-free communications experience.
Eid-el-Kabir is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is celebrated at the end of yearly pilgrimage (Hajj) to Mecca and to commemorate the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) performed for God on his son Ishmael.
The celebrations start after the Hajj, when the pilgrims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia descend from Mount Arafat and this comes up on the 10th, 11th and 12th day of the twelfth and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar.
The date is approximately 70 days (2 Months & 10 days) after the end of the month of Ramadan.