By Abdulkadir Mohammed
Deputy Chief Imam of Fibre Jumaat Mosque, Jos, Plateau State, Sheikh Auwal Danladi, has urged Muslim faithful to work with the lessons of Ramadan for the rest of their lives.
Sheikh Danladi, who stated this in his sermon before leading prayers, pointed out that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), has admonished believers (Mumin) to hold on to the Quran and Ramadan Fasting as guide for their sojourn in life.
“A true Muslim (Mumin) must work with the message in the Holy Quran and the lessons of Ramadan. During Raman, you are told to be generous, be kind, be friendly, be happy with people, be patient, shun anger and abstain from foul language as well as deal with people justly in your daily affairs. The Prophet (pbuh) says, these lessons should not end with Ramadan. You should imbibe them for the rest of your life,” he said.
She Danladi noted that a true Muslim (Mumin) is the one who has the fear of Allah in their hearts adding that the fear of God is the avoidance of what God forbids and doing what He ordained.
The Imam, whose sermon centered on the lessons of Ramadan, drew the attention of the worshipers to the first verse of the Holy Quran and advised them to constantly reflect on it and emulate the Prophet’s humility and compassion.
“After Ramadan, let the people see that you have changed from bad ways to good ways and sustain the lessons of the month.
“The Quran was revealed in this month as a guide for mankind. The Ramadan Fasting is a therapy against all kinds of illness and it principally teaches patience,” he further admonished.
The Cleric prayed Allah to save Nigeria from trouble and the insecurity in the land.