Ramadan, JNI urges Muslims to pray against COVID-19 Pandemic

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The JAMA’ATU Nasril Islam (JNI), Kogi State has enjoined all Muslims in the state to use this Holy Month of Ramadan to pray to Allah to put a stop to the CoronaVirus pandemic ravaging the world.

The state Chairman of JNI, Amb. Usman Bello stated this on Tuesday in a press briefing heralding the Annual Pre-Ramadan Fasting.

The organization also enjoined Islamic scholars, Ulamas and Imams to conduct their preaching within the guidelines laid down by the national body for preaching during the Ramadan.

Amb. Bello said, “As we await the sighting of the moon of Ramadan which automatically heralds the beginning of Fasting, JAMA’ATU Nasril Islam as the Apex Islamic organizations decided to hold this annual press briefing in conjunction with all partnering Islamic organizations to enable the Ummah and it’s leadership know their responsibility in the holy month of Ramadan.

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“I appeal to our opinion moulders in this direction to abide strictly with the guidelines as laid down by the JNI headquarters.”

The organization also eulogized the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for the supports accorded them and for his style of leadership that has ensured peaceful coexistence of religious bodies in the state.

The body likewise praised the state government for being proactive in handling the raging COVID-19 pandemic, “We want to thank his Excellency, Yahaya Bello for all the steps taken so far in avoiding the spread of this deadly virus that has claimed many lifes in many states of the federation.

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“Alhamdulilah! that Kogi has not recorded any. Kogi state government has given many directives to it’s citizens in order to avoid the spread of the deadly virus which should be religiously followed until the directives are reversed. This is in line with Islamic injunction.

“I enjoined all Muslims to use this Holy month of Ramadan to pray to Allah for his forgiveness and have mercy on us and put a total stop to this pandemic. We should also remember those that are already affected for Allah (SWT) to heal them, and pray to Allah for peace, security and unity of Kogi State, Nigeria and the whole world.”

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