Ramadan: Ogun Chief Imam Preaches Holiness
…Ramadan Is Meant To Inculcate Righteousness And Self Discipline
Saheed Adeola E
The President-General League of Imam and Alfas, Ogun state and Chief Imam of Egbaland, Alhaji Sheikh Imam Liadi Orunsolu yesterday felicitated with the Muslim faithful for witnessing another Ramadan season.
According to the statement issued and signed by Orunsolu while sending his best wishes to everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan.
The statement read in part “On behalf of the league of Imams and Alfas in Ogun state, I hereby congratulate all Muslims all over the world especially those in Ogun state and Nigeria on the commencement of the 1440 Ramadan fasting. I enjoin all Muslims to devote themselves fully to the worship of Allah throughout the holy month, and use the period to pray for the progress, peace and prosperity of Ogun state and the nation, Nigeria.”
He maintained that “Fasting is not just about avoiding food and drinks. Rather, it is an opportunity to strive for inner purification and self-accountability. Ramadan is meant to inculcate righteousness and self discipline.”
He therefore said “Muslims must seize the opportunity of this month to increase their love for humanity, acts of charity, kindness and generosity to their fellow men, and gratitude to Almighty Allah. We should use this opportunity to remember the less privileged and those going through certain life challenges.”
His words “As Muslims, the holy month of Ramadhan is an opportunity to engage in sober reflections and absolute return to Allah. I urge all of us in Muslims to devote our souls and body, in total submission to Allah now and henceforth.”
“I urged all political office holders at all levels to be God fearing and be dedicated to finding solutions to the numerous challenges facing the nation which include but not limited to insecurity, poverty, illiteracy, inadequate health care and other essential services.”
“I enjoin Muslims in Ogun State to pray for the incoming administration of our Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun for a successful, progressive and prosperous tenure as the governor of Ogun state.”