As Muslims world over begin the compulsory fasting for 30 days in line with the third pillar of Islam, the Asiwaju Musulumi of Yorubaland, Asiwaju Khamis Olatunde Badmus has enjoined adherents of Islamic religion in welcoming the Holy
month of Ramadan.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo and signed by Alhaji Dawood Ajetunmobi, his Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Asiwaju Badmus described Ramadan as a month of forgiveness, redemption and mercy to the mankind.
He added that Ramadan is a time for charity, reflection, contemplation, spiritual renewal, compassion, and service to the less fortunate.
He therefore called on the Islamic faithful to show the true spirit of Islam during this holy month by remembering Nigerians in the northern part of the county, who have been adversely affected and are facing immense hardship at the hands of Boko Haram sect.
“We need to offer special prayers to Allah Almighty to alleviate the suffering of our kiths and kin in the North and grant them relief,” the statement added in part.
While acknowledging the fact that this year Ramadan falls at the time when there are economic challenges in the country, nevertheless, he advised Muslims not lose sight of the need to show extraordinary dignity in worshipping Allah and great feat in generosity by sharing iftar and extend charity to those in need.

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