Nigeria: Muslim woman donates food to Christian widows as a token of love at Christmas

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A Nigerian Muslim woman namely Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, has distributed food among 50 Christian widows ahead of Christmas. This gesture comes as a token of love, as Christmas approaches. Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, who is also known as the Muslim Peace Ambassador has distributed food as a part of the extensive program to promote peaceful coexistence between people of different faiths.

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Muslim Peace Ambassador distributed bags of rice and other staple food items to at least 50 Christian widows at the Christ Evangelical Church Ministry in the town of Sabon Tasha in the Kaduna state of Nigeria. Her efforts are also intended to curb the hardships of widows. She has also urged other Muslim brothers and sisters to follow her footsteps and extend generous donations to their Christian fellows at Christmas.

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She said that Muslims should take this opportunity as a reason to show goodwill towards that Christian community in Kaduna. As a result of the generous donation Yahanna Buru, Pastor at the Christ Evangelical Church Ministry prayed for God’s blessing upon Tijjani, he prayed that “may God reward her for her kind gesture.”

While detailing about her endeavor, Tijjani said that every year Pastor Yahanna Buru has been cooking meals for Muslim widows and orphans at the end of Ramadan. She said that Pastor Yahanna’s generosity had inspired her to extend kindness to the Christian widows at Christmas.

“I attended the church service and give my own donation like every Christian just to encourage religious understanding and tolerance between Christians and Muslims for peaceful coexistence in the country and the world at large,” Tijjani stated.

At the same time, Muslim Peace Ambassador is calling on the government of Nigeria to take effective steps such as establishing special institutions for development of interfaith harmony and relations. She urged that such institution must be responsible for propagating religious tolerance.