As Muslims world over celebrate Eid-El-Fitri to mark the end of the 2021 Ramadan fast, a chieftain of the APC and renowned philanthropist, Mallam Saliu Mustapha has urged Muslims to keep the lessons imbibed during the holy month and to reflect them in their day to day dealings.
Mustapha, who gave the charge in a statement released in Ilorin by his media assistant, Ishowo Yakub, encouraged Muslims to desist from sinful acts and to seek the face of Allah especially considering the many global challenges confronting humanity.
The APC stalwart, who is also the founder of the Saliu Mustapha Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization, charges the Muslim faithful on the need to sustain the act of charity to the poor in order to alleviate their sufferings, saying such is necessary in the face of current economic hardships confronting individuals and families across the country.
A part of the statement reads, “Let me also call on Muslim Ummah to strengthen their worship in Allah, repent from sins and sustain the lessons of piety, patriotism and generosity learnt during Ramadan period.
“We thank Almighty Allah for sparing our lives, especially Muslims to be counted among the living souls that completed this year’s Ramadan. This is a challenging time for all of us, let us assist the needy around us, pray for our leaders and be patriotic Nigerians.
“Our leaders presently needs our support and prayers, I will urge you all to support Muhammadu Buhari led administration in the task of building a better Nigeria. Let support all government’s policies in returning peace to all part of the country and in reviving our nation’s Economy.
“I congratulate Muslims in Nigeria, particularly those in Kwara state, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, the Council of Ulamas in Kwara state, our islamic teachers that provided insightful sermons for us during the period and the entire people of Ilorin Emirate on the successful conclusion of the Ramadan fast.”