Ramadan last ten days: help the needy, orphans – JNI


Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) sunday urged  Muslims to intensify their generosity in giving alms to the poor, needy,  orphans and the handicapped in the society, especially that many families are just living from hand to mouth, as a result of extreme economic crunch.
The religious body also urged Muslims to pray for its overturn as they reminded them to give out 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.
This was contained in a statement signed by JNI Secretary General, Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu and made available to newsmen in the state.
“As a follow up, to our earlier Ramadan Press Release, Nigerian Muslims are once again called upon to maximally put to use these last ten days of Ramadan by reciting more of the Glorious Qur’an.
“They must use the increased rendition of the Qur’an not only in understanding it better, but in living in accordance to its tenets and guidance, for dignity of the individual Muslim and the Ummah.
“Indeed in the Glorious Qur’an lie salvation and other good virtues needed for the existence of Man. Therefore, the spirit of observing daily obligatory Salawat (prayers), the Tarawih or Qiyamu-Ramadan (night prayers) should be sustained in these days and beyond.
“We should watch out for the Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) which often comes up in one of the five exceptional nights, according to authentic hadith 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 misfortunes, relief and succor to the economic challenges bedeviling the nation.
“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. Once again, we say Ramadan Mubarak,” the statement reads.


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