Muslims in the country have been advised to submit themselves to the will of Allah, as they engaged themselves in the holy month of Ramadan with fasting and prayer.
The Chief Imam of Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Sheik (Dr) Taofeek Hammed cautioned Muslims against acts capable of undermining their faith.
Imam Hammed gave the charge in Osogbo at the turbanning ceremony of Alhaja Nusirat Asunke Lawal as Otun Iya Sunna of Nawar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria, Osogbo Branch.
Delivering a lecture on the topic “Turbanning, Its Significant in Islam”, Sheikh Hammed stated that it was very unfortunate that Muslims had failed in their primary role of being callers to goodness.
He lamented that Muslims had been carried away with frivolities on earth, such as excessive leisure and love for materials things.
The Imam enjoined the Muslims to embrace the virtues of the holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW), as attributed in the fear of God, humility, honesty, selflessness, service to humanity and submission to the will of Allah.
According to the Islamic Scholar, who drew inspiration from the Hadith, good character makes one successful in this life and beyond, for anyone that believes in Allah”.
He said, “Islamic organizations are not reaching to the people again in the propagation of Islam, which constitutes the greatest challenge facing Muslims across the country and that Muslims must strive to overcome”.
“The most painful aspect of the situation in the country now was that most Islamic faithful had forgotten the purpose they had been sent to this world and also forgotten that they would account for all their deeds to Almighty Allah on the day of Judgment and this is in fact, the greatest challenges facing Islam in Nigeria”.
Sheikh Hammed, who is also a lecturer at the Polytechnic maintained that Muslims Umah should ensure that they abstain themselves from anything evil and distance from a place that would not make them listen to the world of Allah.
He then advised Muslims to belong to one Islamic society or the other with the fear of Allah, in order to join hands with other Muslims to fight the current rot in the religion and spread the gospel of Islam.
Responding after her installation, Alhaja Lawal maintained that she would use her new position for the development and progress of Islam, promising that she would not let down the society that deemed it fit to bestow on her the honour.