Lessons from Ramadan for new public office holders
The Nasrul Lahil-L-Fatih Society, (NASFAT), has enjoined the newly inaugurated public office holders across the country to internalise virtues of Ramadan and work for the welfare of Nigerians.The Chief Missioner, NASFAT, Imam Mahroof Abdulazeez Onike, who made this call during the 2019 Ramadan lecture in Lagos, enjoined the Muslims in holding political positions to imbibe the leadership trait of prophet Muhammad (SAW) in discharging their duties.
Onike however called of the citizens to pray fervently to Allah to ease thier affairs, saying: “If you don’t commit your affair to Almighty, who else is capable of solving your problems.”He advised the political office holders who assumed power on May 29 to be a listening leader, be weary sycophants, and prepare to leave the kind of legacy they want to be known for.
NASFAT Women Affair’s Secretary, Alhaja Samiat Omolara Mumuni urged Muslims to adhere to the etiquettes of fasting, saying Ramadan is a time of spiritual discipline, deep contemplation of one’s relationship with God, extra prayer, increased charity and generosity, and intense study of the Holy Quran.She advised Muslims to devote the fasting period to seeking knowledge, by attending lectures to enhance their Islamic education.
The Chairman Council of Elders, NASFAT, Alhaji Yunus Olalekan Soliu, urged Muslims to have firm belief in Allah because he is capable of doing all things.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Missioner of NASFAT, Sheik Abdulateef Bello, enjoined Muslims to seek help and rely their affairs in Allah (SWT) because he who relies on Allah never fails.Bello spoke during the third Ramadan lecture of NASFAT Zone Two themed ‘I confide my Affairs in Allah’.
While speaking on the topic: “There is no help expect from Allah”, he said nothing happen unless decree by Allah.
“No one can hurt you except by the will of Allah, and whatever happens has already been decreed. If we experience a calamity, or trial, we should know that it was already written that it would happen and there was nothing we could have done to avoid it. There should be no bitterness or regret because everything that comes to us from Allah,” he said.
He advised Muslim to be steadfast in the part of Islam and adhere strictly to the Quran and Sunnah of the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as regards to individual status. Bello said deviating from the part of Islam due to economic distress is an act of ignorance because everything that happen comes from Allah.
Zonal Chairman, NASFAT Lagos Zone Two, Alhaji Bashir Sholadoye, said the Ramadan lecture was part of the activities of the group to uplift spirituality of members.
Also NASFAT Lagos Zone One, appealed to the newly sworn-in political office holders to ensure that peace reigns in the country, as outbreak of violent has become a major source of insecurity in Nigeria. The Zonal Missioner of the group, Imam Misbaudeen Olawale, said maintaining peace in the society should be the priority of every individual either Muslim or non-Muslim. He urged Muslims to be patient and reflect on the lessons learn during the holy month of Ramadan by ensuring peace reign in the society.
The Zonal Chairman, Alhaji Sheriff Akinpelu urged Muslim to use this period of Ramadan to seek for forgiveness and supplicate to Almighty Allah for peace to reign in the country.
The Guest lecture, Sheikh Sa’dudeen Adekilekun while speaking on the topic ‘Peaceful coexistence panacea for development’ enjoined the faithful to leave in peace and harmony with non-Muslims. “Looking at the comprehensive knowledge of the purpose of creation. God created us from one soul and from that soul he created male and female that they will be living together in peace,” he said.