JNI Calls On Muslims To Judiciously Seek Allah’s Intervention In The Last 10 Days Of Ramadan Fast (1436ah / 2015)
Yesterday, Tuesday, 7th July, 2015, marked the twentieth day of Ramadan, it’s night witnessed the beginning for the search of the most blessed night; the night of decree and honour which is sought in the odd nights i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th of Ramadan. Therefore, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, uses this medium, once again to thank Allah (SWT), for having observed the first ten and the second ten days of Ramadan successfully. We implore Him to facilitate for us observing the remaining last ten days successfully. May He relieve us of the trials and pains being suffered in recent days, Aameen.
Taking into cognizance the importance of the last ten days of Ramadan, as highlighted by the Prophet (SAW), Nigerian Muslims are called upon to maximally put to use these last ten days in reciting more of the Glorious Qur’an, being punctual in observing the daily obligatory prayers in congregation and are also urged to punctually observe the Tarawih and Tahajjud. They are also implored to intensify their generosities in giving alms to the poor, the needy, the orphans and the handicapped in the society, especially that many families are just living hand to mouth.
More importantly, they should watch out for Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) which often comes up in one of the five exceptional nights, according to authentic Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as earlier stated. We nonetheless, reiterate our call to the Muslim faithful to intensify prayers for the Ummah against all manners of upheavals, particularly special prayers (Al-Qunuut) be offered for the affected states.
We however, use this medium to once again condemn in the strongest terms the recent attack unleashed on innocent civil servants undergoing screening at the Sabon Gari Local Government Secretariat, Zaria in Kaduna State. May Allah, the King, the Holy, the One free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over his creatures, the Almighty, the Compeller, the Supreme, deal appropriately with whoever sheds the blood of innocent Muslims and other Nigerian citizens and bring to shame and disgrace, whoever they are and wherever they may be. Whatsoever is the perpetrators motive, may it not be actualized, Aameen.
While wishing all Muslim faithful Allah’s pardon in these sacred days and after, we pray fervently for His benevolent acceptance of our Ramadan Fast, even as we urge all Muslims never to return to abominable acts after the Ramadan Fast. Muslims are also reminded of Zakatul Fitr (Ordained Alms Giving at the end of Ramadan Fast), which is supposed to be given out to the needy in the last three days of Ramadan or in the early hours of ‘Eid-el-Fitr day before the commencement of the ‘Eid prayer. Once again, we say Ramadan Mubarak.
Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu