The Amuwo Odofin Community Central Mosque has held the annual Ramadan review after the Eid Al Fitr with a charge by the Chief Imam Fadeelatul-Khaleefah, Asheikh Soliu Yusuf Al-maiyaki, to worshippers to hold imbibe the lessons learnt.
The meeting was attended by other clerics and Muslim faithful on Monday, May 2, 2022.
The Chief Imam described the Ramadan season as a period dedicated to serving Allah adding that the Holy Quran is a guide that illuminates the path of believers that differentiates the good path from the bad path.
He implored everyone to help others as he shared revelations he had during Ramadan. “God said whoever is capable of feeding others after he has eaten should feed others, and whoever did well during the fast will receive goodness from God.
“God said whoever is not ill during Ramadan should fast.” It is better to do so because it comes with favor. “
He stated that during the fast, believers should abstain from alcohol, sexual immorality, and stealing because one good deed will be received tenfold.
He also cautioned Muslims against evil deeds which he said will be repaid tenfold.
“If we live our lives daily as we did during Ramadan, there will be no problems in our society and there will be lots of love to give because those who don’t have will receive from those who have. That is the work God assigned to us, but people forget this assignment, and it is our duty as Imams to remind people what God has commanded.
“It’s not only during Ramadan that we must do well, but we must do well for the rest of our lives.”
The Chief Imam encouraged Muslims to observe the five-day fast in Shawwal and take it seriously. According to him, the fast can be observed at any period in Shawwal.
“The five-day fast is equivalent to a year fast and it will be the difference between believers and unbelievers.”
The cleric, who has lived in Amuwo Odofin for 43 years, commended Muslims and Christians in the area for their ability to coexist and love each other.
“We don’t know the difference between Muslims and Christians, as a Chief Imam. I am pampered by Christians, and we pamper Christians when we cross paths.”