Muslims told to continue doing good after Ramadan
Chief Imam of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, has urged Muslims to continue living a righteous life even though the Ramadan month has ended.
Speaking in Lagos, Hon Abdul Lateef said that Muslims need to understand that the essence of fasting is for them to be righteous and fear Allah.
“The month of Ramadan is a season to train Muslims to abandon their food so that they can abandon greed. If you can look at your own food and not move near it from morning till evening, it will assist you to avoid what belongs to someone else.
“Also, if you are looking at your wife and you can’t touch her from morning till night because you are fasting, that will also help you to abstain from other people’s wives,” he said.
He added that the month of Ramadan also teaches tolerance and patience because both are needed to avoid sins and overcome trials.
Ramadan also teaches mercy and compassion, he said.
He urged Muslims to continue in their good deeds of helping and feeding their neighbours including Muslims, Christians and the idol worshipers.
He noted that the issue of bombing in the country has got nothing to do with the Islamic religion.
He said Islam is a religion of peace which does not preach war or violence.
He told Muslims to open a new chapter in their lives and devote same to Allah.
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