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Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Ctorch: 9:58am On Jul 31
How an Ibo family plans to celebrate an unusual Eid

Like other Muslims across the globe, Alhaji Sulaiman Njoku’s family of four is set for the activities marking this year’s Eid al-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, on which Muslims are expected to slaughter sacrificial animals.

Being the Chief Imam of Imo, the head of the family has the responsibility of providing spiritual guidance to other Muslims across the state for which he has to adequately prepare.

But this is an unusual day – instead of the open ground at Nekede or that at Amausa, the Eid prayers are taking place inside mosques, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re going to pray in the mosques, according to the guidelines on COVID-19, especially on social distancing and wearing of face masks”, he disclosed.


Past celebrations
This is not how Eid used to be celebrated, however.
“Eid was celebrated with pomp and pageantry, just as you celebrate Christmas”, says Imam Njoku, adding, “It was marked with all types of festivities, eating, drinking, sharing and visiting friends.

“But today all that is gone. We have to be careful how we celebrate so as not to go against the protocols on COVID-19. This year, there will be no festivities.”


Being an imam

With three children – two girls and a boy – Imam Njoku’s family is very small, compared to that of his father, Alhaji Yusuf Njoku.

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

He lived in Kano, where he married his first wife, a Fulani lady.

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

The Imo State Muslim Council nominated Imam Njoku Chief Imam following the death of Alhaji Dauda Onyeagocha late last year.

Apart from leading prayers, especially the Friday and Eid prayers, he is also a member of the Muslim Council of Imo State.

Home celebration

After the Eid prayer, Imam Njoku’s family will retire home where, together with his siblings, they will celebrate and entertain those friends that will come around.

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

“So we should have a low-key celebration to reflect the mood of the times.


He added that, “As a family, we will celebrate Insha Allah, according to what Allah has provided. The aim is to celebrate and thank Allah for keeping us alive.”

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/how-an-ibo-family-plans-to-celebrate-an-unusual-eid.html/amp

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by MelesZenawi: 9:59am On Jul 31
Lol


Imo state can now be authoritatively referred to as a Muslim state.


Neighboring states should be on alert for any possible invasion..


Islamic government of Imo state.

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by ZKOSOSO(m): 10:01am On Jul 31
Igbos or settlers who speak Igbo language fluently...?

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by MinorityOpinion: 10:06am On Jul 31
Watch as hatred enter this thread. angry

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by MelesZenawi: 10:09am On Jul 31
MinorityOpinion:
Watch as hatred enter this thread. angry


everybody no go like muslim coz u are a muslim.

remain with ur religion.

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by donbachi(m): 10:12am On Jul 31
All dem abdulaziz uzodima,emeka alzawani and ugochukwu kyari...happy celebration

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by MinorityOpinion: 10:14am On Jul 31
MelesZenawi:



everybody no go like muslim coz u are a muslim.

remain with ur religion.

I'm an ifa worshipper coz I find peace there

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by IlovePMB: 10:14am On Jul 31
uzodimma boys

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Wigetsolar: 10:27am On Jul 31
"Unusual" That word sef

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Notasyouthink: 10:37am On Jul 31
MinorityOpinion:
Watch as hatred enter this thread. angry
You're the one that will still bring hatred into this thread and I believe you've done that already because that is what you stand for.

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Prmedia: 11:42am On Jul 31
Lol
Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by shellsea(m): 11:47am On Jul 31
IamWonderful:
He can't be an Igbo and a Muslim he must be a bastard like wakali, mama Boko Haram, all igbos are Christians including their dogs
Don't talk like an illiterate... I do have Igbo muslim friends and an akwaibom muslim friends... Religion is a thing of choice and personal interest and not a thing of region. If you find peace in Christianity, Islam, Buddism, Ifa, etc. Its ur area of intrest. So don't call an ibo man a bastard for making Islam his choice...

Note:- am a Christian

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by helinues: 1:42pm On Jul 31
Muslim Igbo Amaka.. grin

Modified: So many people won't be able to comment on this thread due to Oath of allegiance by NL....

Something should be done about this... I had the grace to comment when it was still on politics section..

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by DuBLINGreenb(m): 1:57pm On Jul 31
Abeg let me chill with this new sweet music and enjoy my own eid




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JQfUzgCw60

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Ndukkka24(m): 1:59pm On Jul 31
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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Kingrefreshed: 2:01pm On Jul 31
IamWonderful:
He can't be an Igbo and a Muslim he must be a bastard like wakali, mama Boko Haram, all igbos are Christians including their dogs

And there Extended families,shops and Businesses are all Christians.

They even piss Christian piss. grin grin grin

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Noel19: 2:02pm On Jul 31
shellsea:

Don't talk like an illiterate... I do have Igbo muslim friends and an akwaibom muslim friends... Religion is a thing of choice and personal interest and not a thing of region. If you find peace in Christianity, Islam, Buddism, Ifa, etc. Its ur area of intrest. So don't call an ibo man a bastard for making Islam his choice...

Note:- am a Christian

Igbo Muslim? Don't worry ya self, when he gets what he wants from Hausa fulani people he won't waste his time converting back to Christianity.

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Yakade(m): 2:02pm On Jul 31
awon omo ale

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by SmartPolician: 2:03pm On Jul 31
IamWonderful:
He can't be an Igbo and a Muslim he must be a bastard like wakali, mama Boko Haram, all igbos are Christians including their dogs

Stop the hate

Religion is about choice

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Sultty(m): 2:05pm On Jul 31
must I vow to be a muslim before I comment on nl If it is so Christianism, traditionalist and other religions threads must also and I mean it must also allow u to vow to be member of their religion and for u to believe in their god before u comment whatever too (mods take note). On this I have nothing to say thank u for reading

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by myles16(m): 2:05pm On Jul 31
Must you all blast people for choosing a different religion, that's why i like my tribe.
in one family you see both Muslim, Christian and at times ifa worshipers and no one cares, it your choice

the people that introduced us to these religions are progressing, while we are just booting like window XP, America or European countries won't deny you Visa cause of your religion but if you enter North West or Eastern part of Nigeria with the opposite religion against their majority, they start behaving like deputy Jesus and deputy Mohammed(SAW)

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by YukHub: 2:08pm On Jul 31
Set Awon Igbo Muslims

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by valentinenkem: 2:08pm On Jul 31
Noted following
Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by semyman: 2:11pm On Jul 31
IamWonderful:
He can't be an Igbo and a Muslim he must be a bastard like wakali, mama Boko Haram, all igbos are Christians including their dogs
Perverts are easily identified

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Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by Aboguede(m): 2:13pm On Jul 31
Who cares grin
Re: Sulaiman Njoku’s Muslim Family In Imo Celebrates Eid In An Unusual Style by lathrowinger(m): 2:14pm On Jul 31
IamWonderful:
He can't be an Igbo and a Muslim he must be a bastard like wakali, mama Boko Haram, all igbos are Christians including their dogs


Religion is a thing of choice.
What will u call Nnamdi kanu that is practising Judaism?
You are the real bastard

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