Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara has use Muslims to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray for the sustenance of democracy, peace and unity in the country.
In a special message to Muslims in the state to mark the commencement of this year’s Ramadan fast, Ahmed urged them to care for their neighbours, irrespective of religious leanings.
He stressed the need for Muslims to use the occasion to renew their commitment and belief in the corporate existence of the nation.
He noted that fasting was made compulsory for all able-bodied Muslims by Almighty Allah not only as an act of worship but to also recognise the virtues of brotherliness and perseverance expedient for peaceful human existence.
Ahmed enjoined family heads to make adequate provisions for their households during the fasting period.
He pointed out that bountiful blessings from Allah awaited such family heads for doing so in the holy month.
He also advised all wealthy Muslims to appreciate the pains of hunger by donating generously to the less privileged in this holy month of Ramadan.
Ahmed congratulated the Muslim community in the state for being alive to witness the commencement of the Ramadan fast, and reminded them that whatever good deeds they did in the holy month would be rewarded in multiple folds by Allah.
Meanwhile, in Kano, Sheikh Musa Ibrahim, the Chief Imam Dakata Central Mosque, Kano, has called for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
Delivering a sermon on Friday, Ibrahim advised the Muslim faithful to always show love to other human beings and pray for peace in the country.
The cleric appealed to Muslims to shun violence, saying that Islam had provided the way they should live with other denominations as witnessed during the time of Prophet Muhammad.
Ibrahim urged wealthy individuals in the society to exercise great compassion toward the needy during and after the holy month of Ramadan.
He then called on the people in the state to continue to pray for peace, unity and stability in the country. (NAN)