Sen. Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, has advised Nigerian Muslims to emulate the exemplary life of humility, forgiveness and service to others like Prophet Muhammad.
Tinubu also advised them to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice, goodwill, justice, tolerance, mercy, compassion and generosity that lie at the heart of Islam.
In a goodwill message on the occasion of Ramadan to Muslims in Abuja on Thursday, Tinubu advised Muslims to imbibe the spirit and true meaning of Ramadan.
“As we begin this year’s Ramadan, I bring warm greetings and congratulations to all Muslims, who have received the grace of Almighty Allah to witness this holy month.
“Ramadan is more than a month of fasting. We fast to strengthen our relationship and our appreciation of Allah.
“We fast to make ourselves better servants of both Allah and our fellow man.
“However, this month is more than abstention from food and drink from dawn to dusk.
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“It must entail imbibing the spirit and true meaning behind the holy month.
“We must keep hold of the excellent and wonderful things the holy month of Ramadan signifies.
“As we embark on fasting and spiritual reflection, let us imbued with the spirit of sacrifice, self-discipline, goodwill, justice, tolerance, mercy, compassion and generosity,” he urged.
Tinubu further advised Muslims to strive to emulate Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) example of humility, forgiveness and service to others.
The President-elect also called for engagement in supplications to Allah for Nigerian leaders.
“The nation’s diversity is for a purpose. We must join hands to bring progress in Nigeria by praying for unity and progress.
“The lessons of the holy month of Ramadan point to the success of unity, not the failure of division.”
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