By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin
The Chief Imam of the University of Ilorin Central Mosque, Prof. Nasir AbdulSalam, has called on Muslims to cater for the people in need, especially, during this Ramadan.
Professor AbdulSalam said helping hands to the vulnerables, most especially during these trying times when the Coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the world is most acceptable before Allah.
The Chef Imam, who made the call in a press chat, encouraged Muslims generally to prepare resourcefully and spiritually for the holy month of Ramadan.
He said, “Let us supplicate to Allah. Part of our preparations should be preparation for the resources to keep the fasting going.
“We have to think of what we are going to eat, what we are going to break the fasting with.”
While urgiing Muslim faithful to regard the month of Ramadan as a gift that had to be prepared for before receiving it, the Chief Imam, cum university don said that Ramadan is a “month of gift, a moment of opportunities, that if one misses it, he/she may not regain it again. It is a moment of gift that we have to prepare to receive.”
“Let me advise Muslims,who are well to do in the society to help the needy, most especially during this trying time when the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world; as that is one of the things Ramadan has come to do.
He averred that “those, who Allah blessed better in our society, let them come to the aid of the less privileged; let us assist one another, it’s one of those things Ramadan has come to do.”
Prof. AbdusSalam also pointed out that another way of preparing for Ramadan is by having good intentions as good intention is likened to the good work itself.
He said, “Our intention is very important even before an act. A good intention will attract a bountiful reward.”