Governor Abdullahi Sule has congratulated the Muslim Ummah for the privilege of life and the opportunity to witness the commencement of the 2023 fasting of the month of Ramadan.
In a statement which Governor Sule personally signed said fasting in this holy month as instructed by the Islamic religion is one of the 5 pillars of Islam that prescribes abstinence, perseverance, show of love, and intense acts of worship.
” Inherent in the month are numerous blessings and rewards for those who will engage in this act of obedience honestly and with the fear of Allah” the statement further added.
According to the statement this year’s Ramadan fast coincides with the Lenten period by our Christian brothers and Sisters. In both, we are encouraged to reflect, be prayerful and maintain peace between all people.
“I wish to call on our people to rededicate themselves to peace and love for one another as enshrined in the holy books”
“We should also seize the moment of the fast to pray for our dear state and the country at large while as leaders we continue to work to tackle the many challenges confronting us”
While praying to Almighty Allah SWT to accept our acts of ibadat and grant us his many blessings, the statement also noted that
“In all our dealings, especially those that involve our staple food items and other groceries, I urge all to show compassion by resisting the temptation to hike prices”
The statement then appealed to people to remember to reach out to the needy ones while expecting Allah’s reward both here and in the hereafter.