This is rare but beautiful – Netizens hail Igbo observing Eid prayers in Enugu (Video)

Netizens who are mostly Muslims have taken to the microblogging website, Twitter, to hail the faithful in an Igbo community observing Eid prayers in the just-concluded Eid-el-Fitri.

According to Punch, the reactions came after a man, Siraj Nwansukka, that led the sermon posted a video of him addressing the congregation in the Igbo language about the ethos of the celebration on Friday, April 21, 2023.

Nwansukka captioned the video, “21/04/23. 01/10/1444. Eid prayer ground in Alor-Agu Muslim community in Igbo Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State,” and it garnered about 2019 retweets, 234 quotes and 6,000 likes.

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Reacting, a tweep, The Comrade said, “It’s possible, Nsukka borders north central, so you have communities spilling from Kogi and Benue.

“Also, the guy’s Igbo sounds artificial, like something he is still learning…The flow is missing, so can’t ascertain he is truly one.”

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Another tweep, Muktar Bagudo said, “Nop! It’s just the Qur’an. Once you have a lot of it in your mind and brain, even your Hausa or English changes in accent.”

Bolaji Williams opined that it is a beautiful and very rare thing, adding that it is like seeing a bat fly at noon.

Meanwhile, Mudashiru Temitope said, “First time seeing an Igbo Muslim(s)… Masha Allah. May Allah S.W.T accept our Dua.

Amaka Ogili said, “My uncle died a Muslim.  We are one with no discrimination. Izu umunna bu ofu.”

While expressing his shock, a tweep, Daddy Evra said, “Really? I can’t believe it. Do you know I used to think about it? So there is Igbo Islam? Allah Akbar.”

Another tweep, Phanini said, “First time seeing a Muslim from the east.”

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Abdul-Afeez said, “This right here is very new to me, well I’m not surprised because of what God said in the Quran.

However, one Oscar opined, “You can practice your religion in peace, no problem. But we will not tolerate Emir in our land.”

Another one, Onyelichukwu said, “The only thing that I don’t like with all this Igbo pretending to be Muslim is known that it’s a pretence because Igbo can’t be Muslim, it’s not in our DNA. Secondly, while you are pretending to be, please remember we are Igbos, we have our attires, put them on and stop.

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