“Muslim faithful should seize the opportunity of the Ramadan fasting to pray harder, it is a critical time for Nigeria and the world at large.
“This is also a critical time and period when Muslims should support one another, especially their neighbours, including non-Muslims who are in need of assistance,” he said.
Abdullahi also advised Muslims to ensure the success of Ramadan by following the various health protocols and support all efforts for the elimination of the coronavirus.
“As we fast and pray during this period, let’s keep in our minds that we too have an obligation as citizens to collectively work together to defeat this virus.
“Achieving this goal will culminate into a victory for fasting and praying.
” Muslims should be innovative in crafting ways to help people who may not have a strong understanding of the Quran during this period,” he said.
Abdullahi said that many underprivileged Muslims, who would normally go to mosques in anticipation of getting assistance, would be unable to do so during this Ramadan as the lockdown had affected worship places.
“It is therefore incumbent upon us to share with these people by reaching out to them at their homes and other places.
“Giving help is a core feature of Ramadan, fasting and praying against coronavirus and reaching out to the less fortunate should be hallmarks of this Ramadan,” he said.
Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Tajudeen Atitebi (NAN)