Pray for unity, group tells Nigerians
Founder and President of Fatimah Charity Organisation (FCF), Alhaja Fatimah Bintu Tinubu has urged Nigerians to pray for continuous unity of the country.
Alhaja Tinubu, the Iyalode of Lagos, made the appeal at a Ramadan lecture organised by the FCF at Ajegunle.
According to her, “when we get home let us not forget to pray for Chibok girls, for God to touch the heart of their abductors to release them from wherever they are that they may be reunited with their parents.
“This time last year they were all with their parents but now they are where only God knows and it is not the best experience for either them, their parents or even the country; let us pray that God who answers prayers in this month of Ramadan should touch the abductors’ heart to release the girls”, Alhaja Tinubu said.
She urged Nigerians to pray against the myriad of problems bedeviling the country, particularly the security challenges.
One of the speakers at the event, Imam Sulayman AbdAzeez Al-Gambari, reminded the gathering that God created man with love.
Al-Gambari said: “Let us have the fear of God and love our neighbours. Ramadan teaches us to have compassion and pity on others especially the needy. We deny ourselves of sleep and food during Ramadan out of fear of God; hence, we should love one another.
“Once you have the fear of God, you will want to assist and help your neighbours; where there is love; there is peace, success, security and progress. What kills people include hatred for your neighbour.”
The second speaker, Sheikh Solihu Husain As-Samadani, warned the gathering to avoid being materialistic.
Special prayers were said at the event for, Nigeria, Lagos state, Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, Ajeromi Local Government, Fatimah Charity Foundation and the Alalubarika family.
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