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Ramadan: Renew acts of charity, MURIC urges Muslims

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As Muslims undertake fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reminded the faithful to renew acts of charity in obedience to Prophet Muhammad’s injunction to Muslims.

The human rights advocacy group also appealed to the Federal and State governments to relax the lockdown temporarily to avoid unforeseen calamity. The Islamic group noted that hunger had the potential of provoking criminality, which in turn, is capable of leading to death.

In a statement signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, the group said: “Nigerians must also religiously follow the instructions of health authorities and those of the government.

Also to lessen the hardship associated with the lockdown in the country, the Muslim Rights Concern launched MURIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme in March 2020 and Muslims from all parts of the country have been donating to the scheme and the money realised is channeled to widows, orphans and other vulnerable Nigerians through state chairmen of the organisation.

Calling all Nigerians to combat the spread of the pandemic, the group said: “There is no gainsaying the fact that COVID-19 is a deadly pandemic and we in MURIC realised very early that all hands must be on deck to combat its spread, as well as to ameliorate the people’s suffering. MURIC in particular has a special interest in generating palliatives for vulnerable Nigerians during this lockdown.”

The scheme, which was a nation-wide campaign, has attracted donations from Muslims all over the country.

“As at midnight of Sunday, April 19, 2020 the scheme has received N2, 210,500 and disbursed N2, 033,000 through the chairmen of state branches of MURIC,” the statement read.


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