As part of effort to enrich the pilgrim’s knowledge during holy pilgrimage to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ogun State Pilgrims have begun visitation otherwise known as (Zyarah), to some historical places in Medinah.
Addressing the pilgrims at Mountain Hud (Jabbal Uhud) one of the sites, the Head of Operations, Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Imam Abdulfattah Buhari, said the visit was an important obligatory exercise which every pilgrim must perform.
Imam Buhari stated that the visit would also increase pilgrims’ faith and enable them believe in what they read in the Holy Quran, as well as revive the stories and history of the lifetime of Holy Prophet Muhammad and his followership (Sa’aba), as clearly stated in Suratul Imran, Chapter 3 vs 97.
Imam Buhari highlighted the efforts of Holy Prophet Muhammad at ensuring that Islam which is a religion of peace, achieves its aims and objectives, urging them to promote the religion in good light and emulate the virtue of the Messenger of Allah.
He admonished them to heed to the rules and regulations of the officials so as not to go astray, enjoining them to make use of the opportunity of the Holy land to pray fervently for Ogun State and Nigeria as a whole.
Speaking on behalf of Pilgrims, Alhaja Simiat Oyerinde and Alhaji Adebanjo AbdulRauf, commended the officials for taking them round, promising to continue to comply with the directive of the officials.
Some other places visited were the first Mosque built by Prophet Muhammad, Masjid Quba, as well as Masjid Qiblatain, Grave of Hamza and Martyrs of Uhud, among others.
Press Officer, OGSMPWB.