President Buhari Participates In Ramadan Tafsir

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Muslim faithful all over the world for the Ramadan Tafsir – the translation and explanation of the Holy Quran.

At the Mosque in the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, the Chief Imam, Abdulwaheed Abubakar on Thursday opened the exercise with gratitude to Allah for freeing the President of the ailment that kept him away from the country throughout this period last year.

In a statement signed by President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on  Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu added that the Chief Imam wished the President full health and the energy he needs to discharge the requirements of his office.

President Muhammadu Buhari leading Tafsir-al-Qura’n session on Day-One of Ramadan fasting at the State House Mosque in Abuja on Thursday, May 17. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE

 

The Imam appreciated Nigerians for their prayers for the President and the nation, urging them to submit to the will of their creator.

Imam Abdulwaheed also prayed to Allah for peaceful elections in the coming year.

Ramadan: Aregbesola, Osun Assembly, Adeoti Call For Expression Of Love, Prayers

Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; the state House of Assembly and Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti have congratulated Muslims in the state for witnessing the beginning of the month of Ramadan, urging that they should use the period to move closer to Allah.

The governor in his Ramadan message to Muslims in Osun state and Nigeria on Wednesday signed by the Media Adviser to the Governor, Sola Fasure, charged Muslims in the country to observe Ramadan with best practices and share love with fellow Muslims and neighbours.

Aregbesola said: “I am most pleased to see the beginning of this year’s Ramadan. Ramadan is that period when Muslims worldwide engage in fasting – a physical and spiritual act of self denial, cleansing, prayer, fellowship and charity.”

“As one of the pillars of Islam, Ramadan is also a time of deep consecration to spiritual matters. It is therefore a time of spiritual awakening and commitment to the tenets of Islam.”

“Let us be sober and do all things with moderation. Let us remember the poor, the sick, the beleaguered and those in one difficulty or another in our prayers and work of charity.”

“As we celebrate this great festival of the religion of peace, may the peace and comfort of Allah SWT rest upon us, our family, community, state and nation.”

“This is wishing all Muslims Ramadan Kareem, with love and grace on behalf of the government and the good people of Osun,” the Governor said.

Also, the House of Assembly under the leadership of Hon. Najeem Salaam in a statement by its Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy Olatunbosun Oyinmtiloye said witnessing the Holy Month of Ramadan which is renowned for core worship is a great blessing made possible by Allah.

The parliament urged Muslims to use the period to renew their commitments to the virtues of love and peace taught by the Holy Prophet Muhammad and also work towards achieving them.

The assembly noted that the period was one of the spiritual virtues, which entails perseverance, temperance, introspection, and retrospection with the Almighty Allah.

While wishing the Muslim faithful blessed Ramadan, the Assembly urged them to also remember the less privileged in the society and pray for their beloved state during the special period.

In his own message, the SSG, Moshood Adeoti enjoined Muslims to observe the Ramadan with fervent prayers for the state and the nation at large.

In a statement personally signed by him, Adeoti urged that the period should be used by all Muslims to pray for the country in general and the state in particular, admonishing all practicing Muslims on the need to maintain piety throughout the Ramadan period with a view to seeking and securing the favour of Allah during the fasting period.

“Fasting should not be seen as a mere religious rites, but rather as a way of seeking the face of Allah and enhancing the physical well-being of a practicing Muslim.

“The act of going for hours without any food or water intake should be a way of life for every believer of God and a way of maintaining sound healthy living,” Adeoti opined.

The prominent All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the State also admonished Muslims partaking in the ongoing Ramadan not to impose unnecessary financial burden on their family members in an attempt to observe the Ramadan.

Alhaji Adeoti therefore charged all residents in the state to pray along with the Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan for the state to continue witnessing unprecedented development even after the expiration of the current administration in the state.

Pray Fervently For Osun During Ramadan, Boripe LG Chairman Urges Muslims

The Chairman of Boluwaduro local government Hon. Hakeem Tokede has urged Osun Muslims to hold fervent prayers for the development of the State.

 

Hon. Hakeem Tokede made the call in his message to the Muslim faithful on the occasion of this year’s holy month of fasting.

According to him “I join all to congratulate Muslims in Nigeria and across the world for seeing yet another month of Ramadan.

“It brings to note the transient nature of the world with the realization that some people we observed the month with last year and many years back are no longer with us this year; so we have this and many more reasons to thank Allah SWT for his mercy to be alive to witness this holy month.

“We are no doubt faced with various challenges at personal and National levels but we are always strong and believing in divine intervention to always take us through the right path with prayers to find solutions to our challenges.

“I therefore enjoin Muslims to conduct themselves very well during the holy month in order to maximize the spiritual and physical benefits inherent in the fasting period for us to surmount our challenges at all levels and premises of life.

 

“I am of the strong conviction that with perverseness, good intention, prayers, fairness and firmness of purpose in the pursuit of good deeds, Allah will make us benefit from the rewards and blessings inherent in the Holy month.

“I enjoin the Muslim Ummah and scholars to pray and preach in order that all Muslims will in this month accord Ramadan as an important pillar of Islam with the needed devotion for the good of the religion, humanity and the society at large.”

Osun Attorney General Preaches Piety, Tolerance, Love As Ramadan Begins 

 

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State of Osun, Dr Ajibola Basiru has felicitated with Muslims all over the world on the occasion of Hijrah 1439AH Ramadan season.
Dr Basiru who congratulated members of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC and his pressure group, Osun Positive Force OPF stressed the need for adherents of Islam to remain pious, prayerful and tolerant of one another devoid of religious beliefs.
The statement released to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday emphasized the need for Islamic faithfuls to optimize the season of sharing and giving to positively impact on the society especially the less privileged.
“As we all know, Ramadan is not all alone about fasting. It is by embracing piety and refraining from sins in whatever form. I therefore urge my fellow Islamic adherents to follow the true tents of the religion of peace.”
“I would also implore us to embrace the habit of steadfast worship and Love so as to enjoy from the full rewards from Almighty Allah (SWT),” Basiru posited.
“I would also want to admonish our party leaders and members to exercise patience and remain committed to the party irrespective of the party’s decision on our governorship candidate. I pray that may the Almighty Allah Grant Our Party success in the election.”
The AG implored members of both APC and OPF to remain steadfast in prayers for the country especially the State of Osun as it approaches its Governorship Election.

Ramadan: What Muslims Should Do For Nigeria – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has urged Muslim faithful in Nigeria to use the period of fasting to pray for peace, unity, security, socio-economic development and political stability of the country.

In a statement on Wednesday to mark the commencement of this year’s Ramadan, the Speaker also enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness, self-discipline, tolerance, righteousness and sympathy for the less privileged in the society which the Ramadan fast teaches and promotes.

While describing Ramadan as a period for spiritual rejuvenation and enrichment, Dogara enjoined Nigerians to devote themselves in the worship of the Almighty and imbibe the lessons of love and peaceful co-existence with one another.

“In the spirit of Ramadan, I want to enjoin Muslims in Nigeria to maximize the spiritual and physical benefits associated with the holy month as well as assimilate the Ramadan’s ethical principles of sharing, caring, love, tolerance and piety”.

“The Ramadan fast is a very significant act of worship, being one of the five pillars of Islam, as such, I urge Muslim faithful to use the one month period in devotion and supplication in order to achieve the blessings inherent in the holy month and to pray God to restore peace, unity and stability across the country”.

Buhari Greets Muslims As Ramadan Starts

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sent his greetings and best wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and across the world as they commenced the 30-day Ramadan fast.

In his message to the nation on the beginning of the Ramadan made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said fasting was not just meant to stay hungry or thirsty, but an opportunity to strive for inner purification and self-accountability.

“It is meant to inculcate righteousness and discipline,” he said.

Buhari enjoined fasting Muslims to increase their love for humanity, acts of charity, kindness, generosity and gratitude.

While saying the Holy Prophet Muhammad used to spend generously on the poor and the needy during this period, the President urged Muslims in the country and all over the world to copy the good example.

He called on Muslims and all Nigerians to always remember men and women who are less fortunate than themselves and to help the government in confronting the challenges facing the nation.

The President prayed Allah to grant all Muslims the strength to successfully complete the fasting period.

Ramadan: Remember The Poor, Sick In Prayers And Charity – Aregbesola

Governor, State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has urged muslims to approach the Ramadan season with best practices and remember the sick, poor in prayers and charity.

In a goodwill message to Muslims for the 2018 Hijrah 1439AH Ramadan released to newsmen by his Media Adviser, Mr Sola Fasure, Governor Aregbesola said Muslims should be more devout and committed to having the spiritual awakening that comes with the Holy month.

See the Full Statement Below:

I am most pleased to see the beginning of this year’s Ramadan. Ramadan is that period when Muslims worldwide engage in fasting – a physical and spiritual act of self denial, cleansing, prayer, fellowship and charity.

As one of the pillars of Islam, Ramadan is also a time of deep consecration to spiritual matters. It is therefore a time of spiritual awakening and commitment to the tenets of Islam.

I urge Muslims therefore to approach the season with best practices as we share love with fellow Muslims and our neighbours. Let us be sober and do all things with moderation. Let us remember the poor, the sick, the beleaguered and those in one difficulty or another in our prayers and work of charity.

As we celebrate this great festival of the religion of peace, may the peace and comfort of Allah SWT rest upon us, our family, community, state and nation.

This is wishing all Muslims Ramadan Kareem, with love and grace on behalf of the government and the good people of Osun.

Signed

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

Governor State of Osun

Ramadan: A Time Of Devotion, Prayers For Nigeria’s Emancipation – NDCP

 

The Nigeria Democratic Congress Party NDCP has felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim Community on the occasion of the 1439AH Ramadan.

This is contained in a statement signed by NDCP Founder and Presidential Candidate, Dr Johnson Edosomwan in Abuja on Wednesday.

The party said as Ramadan is a holy month where Muslims are devout and more pious, it calls for a sober reflection especially with the situation of things in Nigeria.

Edosomwan said there is no better time than this for Nigerians most importantly Muslims to pray for lasting peace in view of the killings going on across the country.

The statement also advised Islamic faithfuls to let their prayers focus on the salvation and emancipation of the nation from the hands of the present government.

“I congratulate all Muslims on the occasion of this year’s annual Ramadan fast.”

“As we all know, our people are being killed everywhere in this country everyday by unscrupulous elements. We must then be steadfast in prayers.”

“Ramadan being a month of increase in good deeds should not also go without Nigerian Muslims praying for a successful electioneering as 2019 approaches to salvage it from the hands of the APC,” Edosomwan stated.

He also called on Islamic faithfuls to be tolerant and show love to one another as embedded in the lessons of Ramadan.

Sultan Slams NYSC for opening Orientation Camps During Ramadan

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, a foremost Islamic body in Nigeria, has “condemned in strongest terms”, the decision of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to continue running its orientation camps for fresh graduates across the country, despite the Ramadan fast.

The body, led by Abubakar Sa’ad, the Sultan of Sokoto, also called on the Nigerian Army to immediately postpone its planned recruitment exercise until Muslims have concluded their fasting period for 2017.

The decision was part of many resolutions, which included fervent prayers for ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, reached by JNI at its recently-concluded annual central council meeting in Kaduna.

The two-day event was held between May 21 and 22.

The organisation said NYSC admitting new entrants into orientation camps and the Nigerian Army conducting recruitment exercise during Ramadan would put Muslim faithful, especially those observing fasting and prayers, at a disadvantage.

“This is because the prospective corps members would be at disadvantage to their faith and other camp activities.

“In the same vein, the council calls on the authority of the Nigerian Army to postpone the intended recruitment exercise until after Ramadan to avoid putting prospective candidates at disadvantage,” it said.

The JNI called on the NYSC to honour a previous agreement entered by the two parties for camp activities to be placed on hold during Ramadan.

The spokesperson for the Nigerian Army and NYSC did not immediately return calls and text messages to their respective lines for comments Wednesday afternoon.

The Nigerian Army had earlier this month announced plans to recruit new personnel in an exercise slated to take place between May and June, 2017.

The NYSC opened camps for the latest stream of graduates last week.

Ramadan: Buhari Calls For Restraint From Wrong Practices

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday that he would use the palliative measures and faithful implementation of the 2016 national budget to reduce the sufferings of Nigerians.

The promise was contained in his Ramadan message made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

The President said no elected government would intentionally want to make life difficult for the people that gave it the mandate to serve.

The message also quoted Buhari as advising Muslim faithfuls to use the holy month of Ramadan as opportunity for seeking forgiveness and getting closer to Allah through worship and good deeds.

He said the month of Ramadan was a time of spiritual reawakening which demands not only abstention from food and drinks, but also all wrongdoing in their lives.

The President explained that he was always disturbed on why people seek to make brisk profits by hiking food prices as soon as the month of Ramadan starts.

He called on Muslim traders, businessmen and women, civil servants and political office holders to use the month of Ramadan to seek forgiveness of God by abandoning wrong practices for personal gains at the expense of others.

The statement read in part, “According to the President, a religion should serve as a moral restraint from bad practices, regretting that those stealing national resources are merely paying lip service to religion.

“He advised that anybody holding position of trust should primarily remember that they would be accountable one day either on earth or the hereafter.”

Nigerian Muslims Begin Fasting

Nigeria will today join the rest of the world to begin the Ramadan fast.

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar last night directed the Muslim Ummah to commence the Ramadan fast on June 6.

The Sultan gave the directive in Sokoto sequel to the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, 1437 AH.

He said the new moon was sighted in various states of the federation.

Alhaji Abubakar noted that the sighting of the new Moon had been duly verified by the National Moon Sighting Committew.

“Today (yesterday), Shaaban 29, equivalent to June, 5, 2016, therefore marks the end of Shaaban. Therefore, tomorrow (today), June 6, is equivalent to the 1st of Ramadan, 1437 AH,” he added.

The Sultan appealed to Nigerians to intensify their acts of worship during the month-long fasting.

Alhaji Abubakar further called on the Muslim Ummah to fervently pray for the nation’s leaders to succeed, at all levels.

He also urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for sustained peace, unity of Nigeria and the world, as well as inter- religious harmony.

Millions of Muslims around the world will also start of the holy month of Ramadan on today, a time marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

Saudi Arabia’s state TV announced the new moon of Ramadan was spotted Sunday evening.

Local media in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, also said Muslims there would begin fasting Monday, as will Muslims in Singapore, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories, among others.