Ramadan: Emulate Muhammad’s Virtues, Tinubu Urges Muslims
POLITICS DIGEST – The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged the Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) example of humility, forgiveness and service to others.
He also charged them to be “imbued with the spirit of sacrifice, self-discipline, goodwill, justice, tolerance, mercy, compassion and generosity that lie at the heart of Islam.”
In a Ramadan goodwill message to Muslim Ummah he signed in Abuja on Thursday, Tinubu admonished Muslims that while observing the Holy Month, they should imbibe the spirit and true meaning behind it.
The message reads: “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.
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 proceed, imbued with the spirit of sacrifice, self-discipline, goodwill, justice, tolerance, mercy, compassion and generosity that lie at the heart of Islam.
“Let us strive to emulate Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) example of humility, forgiveness, and service to others.
“Let us move in this way that we may make of ourselves a better people and nation in which all people, Muslim and non-Muslim, may live in trust, peace and justice as Allah would have it be.”
The President-elect also charged the Ummah to engage in supplications to Allah for the country and leaders, stressing the nation’s diversity is for a purpose, he insisted that all must work and pray to strengthen it.
The former Lagos Governor said: “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.
“May this Ramadan bring us all closer to Allah. May our fasting and prayers be accepted. May this holy month be a time of peace, unity, and harmony in Nigeria and for all humanity.
“Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims in Nigeria and across the world!”