By ABU MODU, Minna
The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar and chairman, Council of Chiefs in Niger State, has urged Muslims to sustain their good acts and behaviour beyond the one-month period of the Ramadan fast.
Abubakar who was addressing his subjects who visited him in his Wadata Palace yesterday shortly after the close of Ramadan Tafsir said Muslims should endeavor to maintain their God-fearing acts which they exhibited during the fasting period.
The royal father said, “Muslims should strive to maintain all their good deeds during the fasting period and shun all the evil and devilish acts they have abstain themselves from during the Holy month of Ramadan.
“Such good behaviours include abstaining from adultery, cheating, stealing, alcoholism, devilish acts and drug abuse. I pray fervently for Allah’s benevolent acceptance of our Ramadan fast, even as I urge all Muslim Ummah never to return to abominable acts after the Ramadan fast”.
The traditional ruler said it was only with the fear of Allah that Muslims could meet their needs and enjoy their possessions on earth.
He appealed to well-to-do Muslims in the country to assist the less privileged with food items and other basic needs.
The monarch also urged Muslims in the country to always pray fervently for national peace and progress.
The Etsu Nupe further enjoined Muslims to tolerate one another and to, as well, pray for sustained unity of the country.
He noted that the two major religions in the country preach peace, unity and love for one another, saying “we should always strive to maintain these at all times”.
The Etsu Nupe who observed that without peace and unity, “socio-economic development will continue to elude any society’’, however, called on leaders at all levels to led the people with the fear of God, saying “they should always remember that they will all account for their deeds on the day of reckoning”.