The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has called on Muslims to make the best use of the last 10 days of the Ramadan, which commences today, Thursday 17, and advised them to sort for the night of power. The Secretary General of JNI, Dr. Khalid Aliyu Abubakar in his press statement to the media in Kaduna yesterday.
Dr. Khalid said the President General of JNI, who is also the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Dr. Sa’ad Abubakar III, uses the occasion to thank Allah (SWT) for the successful start of Ramadan Fast on Saturday, 28th June, 2014, Alhamdulillah.
He further stressed the significance of the last ten days of Ramadan saying, “Nigerian Muslims are hereby called upon to maximally put to use these last ten days by reciting more of the Glorious Qur’an, being punctual in observing the daily obligatory prayers, the Tarawih and Tahajjud in congregation.
“They are also implored to intensify their generosities in giving alms to the poor, the needy, the orphans and the handicapped in the society, especially that many families are just living hand to mouth.
“More importantly, they should watch out for Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) which often comes up on one of the five exceptional nights within the last ten nights of Ramadan. The five nights, according to authentic hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) are 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th.
“As always, we, therefore, urge Muslim faithful to intensify prayers for the Ummah against all manners of upheavals, particularly special prayers (Al-Qunuut) for the people of Borno State, the entire North East and the nation at large, should be offered, as they are being massacred with seeming impunity almost every day,” he stated.
The JNI President General also reminded Muslims of Zakatul Fitr (Ordained Alms Giving at the end of Ramadan Fast), which is supposed to be given out to the needy in the last three days of Ramadan or in the early hours of ‘Eid-el-Fitr day before the commencement of Salatul Fitr.
Sultan Abubakar wished all Muslim faithful Allah’s pardon in these sacred days and after, and urge them to pray fervently for His benevolent acceptance of the Ramadan Fast.