MUSLIMS have been urged to exhibit the fear of Allah while fasting as they join their counterparts all over the world to begin this year’s Ramadan.
This was contained in a statement in Ibadan by Chairman, Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), Oyo State Chapter, Ridwan Fasasi.
Alhaji Fasasi noted that since the compulsory 29 or 30 days fasting was hinged on God’s consciousness, Muslims should endeavour to ensure that their actions and inactions follow the dictates of Allah.
He reminded believers of the Islamic faith that activities like feeding the poor, helping the needy, recitation of Quran, attending Islamic lectures, being among the righteous ones and avoidance of wrong acts were some of the catalysts that speed up the acceptance of one’s fasting by Allah.
Alhaji Fasasi enjoined Islamic clerics who will be handling different lectures and explanation of the holy Quran during the month to lay emphasis on issues of patriotism, peaceful co-existence, and love for one another.
He emphasised that the holy month should also be dedicated to prayers unto Allah, for the country to surmount the security challenges characterised by insurgency, kidnapping, armed bandits and associated crimes.