Photo Of Muslims Who Visited A Church In Nasarawa To Celebrate Christmas With Christians

The prayer session was held at the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC), Graceland Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Some members of the Nigerian Islamic Movement known as Shia, a branch of Nasarawa state, have been reported to have celebrated Christmas with Christians.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, they visited one of the largest denominations in Lafia, the state capital, to show solidarity with its Christian population.

The prayer session was held at the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC), Graceland Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The leader of the Islamic group, Mallam Muhammad Amin, claimed that they were in the church to pray for the healing of the country and the state of Nasarawa in particular, as well as to rejoice with Christians in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Mallam Amin pointed out that the birth of Jesus Christ was important to humanity, hence the need for them to rejoice together in the love enshrined in the holy books, adding that the two main religions believe that Jesus Christ is the true Messiah.

“Today we are worshiping here with our Christian brothers and sisters to strengthen the bond of unity, unity and pray for the healing and forgiveness of our country and Nasarawa in particular.”

Also speaking, Mallama Zainab Mohammed said that there is no discrimination in the worship of God, hence the need for people to tolerate each other regardless of their beliefs.

The Senior Pastor in Charge of the Church, Reverend Habila Anthony had previously announced the presence of the Shiite members, maintaining that the Muslim visit was genuine and urging members not to panic.

Rev. Habila Anthony described the Nigerian Islamic Movement’s visit to the church as a sign of unity and love that both religions preach.