Lagos Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. C. O. Ojelabi, has called on Muslims in the state to increase their acts of righteousness and seek forgiveness from Allah as they commence this year’s Ramadan fast
Ojelabi, who made the call while congratulating Muslims on the arrival of the holy month, enjoined them to be more prayerful, especially in the holy month, to make the nation gain peace, stability, unity and progress.
He urged Muslim faithfuls to always display the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity which are the core values that Ramadan represents
He advised politicians, particularly the newly elected ones, to be magnanimous in victory as it is only Almighty Allah that grants power to whom He wishes.
“Also, those who lost should accept same with faith and resist any act that may cause disaffection and disunity within the Ummah,” Ojelabi said.
He appealed to all Muslims in the country to extend their acts of charity to the less privileged within their neighbourhoods before, during and after the month of Ramadan.
He also admonish traders not to hoard food products or unduly hike the prices of consumer goods during the period of fasting,” Ojelabi said.
The chairman reminded Muslims that fasting is far more than just abstaining from food, drink, and sex, or all sorts of things, but from all forms of indecency, immodesty, outrageous act, horrific deeds, ill speeches, all demonic and lustful desires.
He urged them to avoid backbiting, falsehood, hate-mongering, and guard their tongue and limbs from all that which are sinful concerning their fast.
“Fasting pushes us closer to Allaah and makes us to be cognizant of our actions, to be patient, and to be morally upright, thereby increasing our taqwa (God-consciousness) in totality.
The APC chairman, appealed to the Muslims to use the Ramadan period to pray to Allah to guide and guard Nigeria has its begin its transition period.