The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has urged Muslims to use the holy month of Ramadan to intensify prayers for stability, economic well-being and peace in Nigeria.
The Secretary General of JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, in a press statement issued Sunday, said Muslims should use this year’s Ramadan period to seek more of Allah’s favours and equally pray fervently for the newly elected leaders at all levels for Allah’s guidance, support and wisdom to steer the country out of its present predicaments to greater heights.
The statement read, “JNI under the leadership of His Eminence, Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, felicitates with the Muslim Ummah on the successful commencement on Thursday, 23rd March 2023, of the month of Ramadan 1444 AH (2023CE).
“This year’s Ramadan is however unique in many ways; coming at the heels of the just concluded 2023 general elections, and within the midst of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) currency policy that is still biting too hard on the citizens, despite efforts in ameliorating its negative impacts.
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“Muslims are therefore called upon to seriously intensify prayers for stability, economic wellbeing and peace of Nigeria. We should use this year’s Ramadan period to seek more of Allah’s favours and equally pray fervently for the newly elected leaders at all levels for Allah’s guidance, support and wisdom to steer the country out of its present predicaments to greater heights.”
JNI encouraged Muslims to increase their charity towards the less privileged in society, adding “Ramadan, is the month of supplication, remembrance of Allah, giving alms to the poor and charity as well as standing in the night for prayers.”