Yusuf, who is the Chief Imam of Bompai Mosque in Kano told his congregation during the Friday prayer sermon that “the Ramadan period provides the Muslim Ummah the opportunity to come nearer to Almighty Allah and seek forgiveness.
Yusuf admonished Muslims to shun all forms of evil and pray for unity, peace and progress in the country.
He also urged them to uphold the teachings of Prophet Muhammad and obey government’s directive toward the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer and reflection.
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, a time for spiritual reflection, self-improvement and heightened devotion and worship.
While fasting, Muslims are expected to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse from dawn till sunset to seek Allah’s favour.
The well-to-do should be able to experience hunger and empathise with the poor and the have-nots, as well as feel their pains, while sharing from their wealth to seek Allah’s mercies. (NAN)