By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Speaker advised Muslims to pray against Insecurity Bedeviling the Nation.
The Northern Speakers Forum (NSF), has called on Muslims to use the holy month of Ramadan to pray to Almighty Allah for the quick resolution of the security challenges currently confronting the nation.
The chairman of the forum and Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani, made the call on Saturday in a Ramadan message signed by his SA media and Publicity, Honourable Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani.
Zailani noted that supplications to God is the greatest weapon of believers, especially Nigerians at a difficult time such as this.
Speaker Zailani enjoined Muslims to conduct themselves very well during the holy month, in order to maximize the spiritual and physical benefits inherent in the month.
He identified good intentions, prayers, and firmness of purpose in the pursuit of good deeds as conditions for reaping the benefits of the holy month.
The statement reminded Muslims that Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and urged the faithful to accord it all the necessary attention by being proactive in decisions and actions that will ensure their full participation in the fast.
The Speaker further urged Nigerians to let their actions match their prayers.
“As we begin the Ramadan fast, we must take actions that match our prayers. The holy month is a period of sacrifice, prayers and reflection on our attitudes and contributions to nation-building. Without peace and unity, socio-economic development will continue to elude our society,” he added.
He also called on preachers to guard their utterances during the fasting period.
The statement urged them to concentrate on the true teachings of Islam, rather than engage in mutual recrimination.
“Muslim scholars should instead educate their audience of what is expected of Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan to earn Allah’s blessings,” the statement said.