‘Do not be Ramadan Muslims’
Acting Head of Insurance and Actuarial Science Department, University of Lagos, Dr Tajudeen Yusuf has urged Muslims to fully imbibe the spirit of Ramadan, stressing that it should be guide through the remaining months of the year.
The Unilag don enjoined Muslims to take advantage of Ramadan to seek Allah’s mercies by increasing worship and not limit good deeds to Ramadan alone.
He said: “In Ramadan, the gates of Paradise are open, that of Hell is closed and devils are chained. This is evident in the multitudes that strive towards righteousness, eagerness to please the other person, being nice to neighbours, doing good to people. Ramadan seeks to tame us, to teach us on how to pursue our life in other months. Let Ramadan penetrate you. Carry the spirit and extend it beyond Ramadan because Allah’s favour is with us throughout the year and not the month of Ramadan alone.”
Yusuf enjoined Nigerians to imbibe the habit of speaking truth, noting that it will inadvertently make one to attain the level of righteousness needed to face Allah on the Day of Resurrection.
He stated: “While being truthful at times might not be easy because Shaytan vowed to be there with us at every turn in our life but Allah is so caring for us. People through the promptings of Shaytan think there’s no manifestation of the Hereafter. For every event in this life, the Quran has already foretold it and that conflict will continue till the Last Day.
“As Muslims, we should not get carried away by wealth and other frivolities of this world. The belief in the Hereafter should guide us. The belief makes us conscious and righteous on how to fulfil the divine’s injunctions. Life becomes meaningful when we have empathy. We should try to emulate the Prophet, who at the peak of his glory forgave his enemies and that made people troop to Islam. It shows the magnanimity of the Muslims. That is how Islam spread, it was not by sword.”
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