Buhari Sends Message To Muslim Faithful As Ramadan Begins
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent best wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and all over the world as the 30 days of Ramadan fasting begins on Thursday.
The Nigerian leader charged the Muslim faithful to use the Ramadan season to project the best and finest virtues of Islam by personal conduct, and not precept.
Buhari said this in a goodwill message to mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday in Abuja.
He stated that Ramadan brings both the rich and poor to share the experience of hunger together, thereby strengthening the bonds between haves and have-nots.
Buhari said: “As we begin these 30 days of fasting season, let us not forget that Ramadan is not only about abstention from eating and drinking, but it is a reminder to refrain from all kinds of evil and transgressions that harm humanity.
“Let us use this opportunity to put the best teachings of Islam into practice, such as kindness and the love of humanity.”
The President frowned at the way and manner some traders artificially increase the prices of their goods during the month of Ramadan.
He added: “I am particularly aware of the activities of traders who artificially increase the prices of their goods, including food at the beginning of every month of Ramadan.
”This kind of exploitation is against the spirit of Ramadan and the spirit of Islam.”
President Buhari challenged wealthy individuals and organisations to always share food and drinks with the less fortunate members of the society.
He said: “While we are observing this important occasion in the spiritual life of Muslims, let us share food and drinks with the less fortunate.
”Because by sharing our blessings with others, Allah will multiply our rewards for good deeds.”