The prayer session, held on Saturday, was part of the five-day activity organised for the 27th Maulaud celebration to commemorate the birth of Sheik Ibrahim Nyass, a famous leader of the Tijjaniya Islamic movement.
Muslims faithful from within and outside the country attended the prayer session held at the Dutse Triangle Square.
Malam Ahmad Inyass, who led the congregation, prayed for peaceful co-existence among the people for sustainable social and economic development.
“We pray to Allah to give us peace, enrich our wealth in agriculture and the general economy of the country”.
Inyass admonished Muslims to be upright, honest and dedicate themselves to the worship of Allah in accordance with the teachings of Islam.
He also counselled Muslims to be guided by the teachings of the Quar’an and traditions of Prophet Muhammad and commended the state government for its support to the group.
Participants in the prayer session included the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal; Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa and his deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Mahmoud, and Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Sunusi.
Others were renowned Islamic scholars, Alhaji Isiyaku Rabiu, Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi as well as Muslim faithful from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Niger, Senegal and Republic of Benin. (NAN)