Muhammed Kassim, Deputy Chief Imam of Central Mosque Kafanchan, Kaduna State, has appealed to traders not to hike the prices of their commodities during the month of Ramadan.
“When you hike prices, you are not helping yourself and Allah will not bless such money, but when you bring down prices, Allah will bless you abundantly.
“Things are already hard enough for the poor and vulnerable, so I am appealing to traders not to make it any harder for them,” he added.
The deputy chief Imam said that Ramadan fasting was a soul-searching exercise which required Muslims to be prayerful to enable them attain self-righteousness.
“I urge all Muslims to read the Quran regularly as they fast. They are also expected to share what they have with other people.
“Also, the way a Muslim talks during this Holy month of Ramadan should be simple and gentle,” Kassim said. (NAN)