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2023 Hajj: Okere Charges Oyo Pilgrims To Seek Holy Rebirth

Oba Olabisi, who is among the indigenes of the state partaking in this year’s Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, was of the opinion that the exercise should transform the pilgrims into new beings, clad in Islamic morals.

2023 Hajj: Okere Charges Oyo Pilgrims To Seek Holy Rebirth

The Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Oyeniyi Olabisi has advised pilgrims from Oyo State to see the Hajj exercise they are performing as spiritual rebirth.

Oba Olabisi, who is among the indigenes of the state partaking in this year’s Muslim pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, was of the opinion that the exercise should transform the pilgrims into new beings, clad in Islamic morals.

In an interview with newsmen in his hotel suite in Mecca, the royal father enjoined Oyo pilgrims to imbibe the lessons of Hajj and put them to practice when they return to Nigeria.

“I want our people to realize that their pilgrimage to Mecca and Madinah has changed their personality and status. They have become new beings both socially and spiritually. As Alhaji or Alhaja, they are not expected to exhibit bad or immoral behaviours. Consequently, they have to refrain from immoral behaviours that could spoil their new image. They should see themselves as ambassadors of Islam”, the Okere of Saki said.

The foremost traditional ruler from Oke Ogun, who is performing the holy pilgrimage with three other royal fathers – the Eleyinpo of Ipapo, Oba Yekeen Ademola Abioye, Gegun of Ayetoro – Ile, Oba Abdul Rosheed Omobolanle Olayiwola and Gegun of Ayetoro – Oke, Oba Nojimdeen Afolabi Adesola, urged the pilgrims to pray for the progress of Oyo State and Nigeria during the pilgrimage.

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