President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday enjoined all Nigerian Muslims to increase their love for humanity as Muslims in the country and all over the world begin the 30-day annual Ramadan fast on Thursday.
In his Ramadan message in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari reminded Muslims that “fasting is not just merely meant to stay hungry or thirsty, but an opportunity to strive for inner purification and self-accountability” but is meant to inculcate righteousness and discipline in the Muslim faithful.
Speaking further, the President said Muslims should “increase their love for humanity, acts of charity, kindness, generosity and gratitude.”
He also stated that the Holy Prophet Muhammad used to spend very generously on the poor and the needy during this period.
Buhari therefore urged Muslims in the country and all over the world to copy the Prophet Mohammed’s good example through the fast and beyond.
Buhari also called on Muslims and all Nigerians to always remember men and women who are less fortunate than themselves and to help the government in confronting the challenges facing the nation.
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Author: Olusegun Abisoye