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Muslims have been urged to rededicate themselves to Allah and shun any acts capable of making them relapse to their sinful ways after the holy month of Ramadan.
This was contained in Eid-el-Fitr statement issued by the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) chairman, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun and National president of Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA), Dr Abdulwahab Egbewole in Abuja.
MMPN said the period of Eid-el-Fitr, “calls for sober reflection and a renewed opportunity to get closer to Allah in all ramifications.
“It is a period where every Muslim should remember Allah’s favours on them and therefore celebrate with moderation, but with greater dedication to Allah’’, Balogun said in the statement.
“It is also a period all our elected leaders should use in fulfilling all their electoral promises to the citizenry as canvassed by them during their electioneering campaigns.
“Individuals too should endeavour to always fulfil their promises not only to fellow human beings but to their Creator, Allah,” he said.
He therefore appealed to Muslims to eschew violence and abhor thuggery, but embrace peace, dialogue, and diplomacy and be prayerful in resolving any crisis’.’
Also, UNIFEMGA urged Muslims not to go back to all acts shunned during the month of Ramadan but continue with the virtues and spirit of the month of Ramadan.
``We must remember all the lessons learnt during the month of Ramadan and make sure that we did not go back to those vices shunned during the fasting period,” it said.
On the insecurity challenges in the country, the association hailed the new moves by both the Federal Government and the militant group in finding amicable solution to the problem.
In the spirit of Ramadan, which just ended, UNIFEMGA appealed to all unions in the ivory tower, who are currently on strike, to call off their strike and embrace dialogue with the authorities of their various universities.Share