Ramadan: Cleric admonishes Muslims to conform to principles of fasting

The Chief Imam of the University of Central Mosque, Prof. Biliaminu Ayinde, has called on Muslims to observe the ongoing Ramafan fast conformity with the dictates of Allah.

Ayinde gave the counsel on Friday his Juma’at sermon before he the congregation on the two raka’at prayer.

According to him, only those who fast line with the tenets of the religion will be graciously rewarded here and the hereafter.

He urged the faithful to eschew envy and enmity and beyond the month of , adding that the best way to seek forgiveness of sins from Allah is the period of .

“We must be sincere with whatsoever we do that has to do with the religion of Allah.

“We must signify and dignify our intention. We should fast in the way of the virtuous and righteous people.

“Though our society today is fasting friendly with all sorts of ills around, but we have to try as much as possible to lower our gaze.

“We have been ordered to control our tongues against lies, backbiting and false testimonies particularly in this holy month of .

“Don’t look at opposite sex with lust, he said such behaviours destroyed fasting and the supposed rewards,” he warned.

Besides, the cleric advised Muslims to increase their supplications and act of worship the month without wasting time on frivolities.

He also admonished the congregation to eat moderately while breaking their fast and to eat from the lawful and through forbidden means. (NAN)