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Christians join Muslims to commemorate Imam Ali’s birthday / Pictures

By Ammar Muhammad Rajab
Christians in Sabon Gari, Zaria have joined members of the Islamic Movement under the guidance of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky to commemorate the Maulud of Ameerul Mu’mineen Ali Bin Abi Talib (AS).
The grand finale of the ceremony in the area organized by the Youth Forum of the Movement on Sunday, was attended by Christian faithful from Christian Teaching Church, Muchiya Sabon Gari, Nasara Baptist Church, Tudun Jukun, as well as youths from various church denominations.
Malam Abdulhamid Bello was the guest speaker at the occasion. Christian representatives also spoke at the occasion and felicitated with Muslims o the birth of the Successor of the Prophet of Islam, Ali Bin Abi Talib.
They also used the occasion to extend arm of friendship and in solidarity with Muslims, especially members of the Islamic Movement led by Sheikh Zakzaky.

A friendly footbal match was played between members of the Christian Teaching Church and Youth Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to mark the occassion. The Christian Teaching Church won the match.

Memebers of the church had earlier paid homage to Sheikh Zakzaky at his residence in Gyellesu, where they expressed their support to him. The visist, they said, was as a result of the cordial relationship that exists between the Christians and Youth Forum of the Movement in particular, and members of the Islamic Movement in general.