Some Muslim women led by Hajia Maryam Abubakar, yesterday, donated a big Christmas tree to Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry based in Kaduna as Christians all over the world celebrate Christmas. They also donated other Christmas gifts to Christians in the northern city.
“We have observed that the Christmas tree is very vital to the life of every Christian, and that is why we bought it for them, and we donated it to the church as a sign of togetherness and to wish them the best of the season that is full of blessing to mankind, that is, the birth of Jesus Christ,” Hajiya Abubakar, who is the chairperson of Women Hood School of Health Science and Technology, said.
“Apart from donating Christmas tree, we also decorated the Pastor’s house, we also distributed food items to some widows in churches, we do this with the sole aim of assisting our sisters’ widows with food to cook during the Christmas season because Christmas is a season filled with joy, fun and merriment, a season of yuletide.
“The moment I entered a shop at the central market asking them of a Christmas tree, everyone was wondering and asking what would Muslim women got do with the Christmas tree. So many people were asking me of it, but I know its importance to every Christian in the world. That is why I bought it for my brothers and sisters to enable them know that Muslims are their brothers and sisters. We wish them Happy Christmas and New Year,” she said.
Hajiya Abubakar also said that she fed about 500 Christian inmates last year in the spirit of Christmas and New Year celebration, adding that said she did that to show love to Christians in prison.
“We fed them in the spirit of togetherness and to join them in celebrating the birth of our noble Prophet Jesus. I want them to have a good taste of food with beef different from what they are offered inside the prison.”