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Muslim harps on thanksgiving, seek forgiveness of sins

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Muslims have been urged to learn how to give thanks to God Almighty Allah always and seek the forgiveness of their sins.

The Permanent Secretary, Public Service Office, Alhaji Bashir Olumuyiwa Braimoh, who was the guest lecturer at the Annual Eid-Ul-Adha Get Together of the Muslim Community of the Lagos State House of Assembly made the appeal.

Braimoh said that the gathering was meant to show gratitude to Allah for “creating us, making us Muslims and that the Muslims still practise Islam.”

The lecturer added that to witness Eid-Ul-Adah is a blessing from Allah, adding that people should show gratitude to God Almighty always.

“We need to thank Allah for Him to know that we appreciate what he has done for us.

We should not feel that it is our fasting and prayers that make us to be alive.

“Those who believe that it is not their fasting and prayers that kept them alive should give thanks to God Almighty always,” he said.

Quoting copiously from the Quran, Braimoh advised that whoever knows how to thank Allah will always be blessed by God.

He stressed that anyone that does not give thanks to God is owing a debt and that He honours those, who gives thanks to Him.

According to him, whoever asks for forgiveness should forsake his sins to show that the person is nearer to Allah than any other person.

“Allah said He would not punish us as long as we have the prophets. He says He would not punish us so long as we seek forgiveness from Him.

He told the prophets that there are things he would give you if you ask for forgiveness. He said all He told them is to seek forgiveness from Him.

“If you thank Allah, you are seeking His blessing. He promised us Paradise on earth and in heaven. Glory be to God, the gracious.

If you recite the Quran on Thanksgiving more than 100 times a day, you would be blessed. Praising God weighs more than anything in the world,” he said.

He stressed further that true worshippers of God should focus on heaven and not the things of this world, and enjoined Muslims to shun the allure of this world, saying that the Quran contains everything they needed in life.

“If there is any book that can bring the dead back to life, make life better and get you to where you are going, it is the Quran,” he said.

Awards were presented to Hon. Sikiru Adebayo Oshinowo from Kosofe Constituency 1 and the Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.


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