Muslims have been urged to be generous and righteous to both Muslims and non Muslims in line with the teachings of the holy Prophet Muhammed before, during and after the Ramadan fast.
An Islamic scholar and Missioner of Naril Lahi-Li Fatih Sociey of Nigeria (NASFAT), Calabar branch, Sheik Abdulkadir Bature, gave the admonition during the organization’s 2015 Ramadan Lecture and Launching of the organisation’s Land Appeal Fund along Tinapa Road, Calabar.
The Scholar who is also the Chief Imam of the University of Calabar Central Mosque urged Muslims to be upright in their deeds in whatever position they occupied.
He reminded the Ummah to be closer to Almighty Allah during and after the holy month of Ramadan and seek forgiveness of their sins from the creator.
In a lecture entitled: “Ramadan, A month of Generosity, Righteousness” Sheik Bature said betrayal of trust by the leadership is at the center of most of the problems confronting the nation.
The scholar, while also stressing that the holy month should be the period of soul cleansing for every Muslim across the globe, explained that, “The holy month of Ramadan is the period to give out in charity to those in need because Almighty Allah has commanded us to do so as part of our trust to our brothers and sisters in Islam and to non-Muslims alike.”
The cleric advised Muslims to imbibe the spirit of Ramadan by being generous to their neighbors as one of the exemplary teachings of the holy month.
He called on the Muslim Ummah to be their brothers’ keeper, to care for each other and be examples of what Islam stands for by being patient in life and not seeking for wealth through dubious means.
“Islam teaches us to be generous and be our brothers’ keepers, leave a good life worthy of emulation and avoid any act of dubiousness.
“The last ten days of Ramadan has an abundant blessings and your reward will be bountiful before Allah if you willingly contribute your money and efforts to the cause of Allah during this Holy Month.” he said.
The cleric prayed Allah to guide the government of Cross River State and Nigeria aright to enable them fulfill all the good promises made to the citizens.
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