By Jeleel Olawale
A House of Representatives aspirant under the All Progressive Congress, Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi has rejoiced with Muslims in the world over the successful completion of the Ramadan period, which he said involved purification through fasting, seeking for blessings and forgiveness from the Almighty Allah, the creator of mankind.
Ibiyemi in his Eid-el-fitri message, said the lessons of Ramadan should be translated to our daily lives and worked towards ensuring unity, peace and progress of the country.
“Ramadan, being the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is very important, considering the fact that it beckoned on Muslim faithful to eschew self-seeking personal goals and work assiduously towards developing spiritual growth through demonstration of kindness, forgiveness and generosity for all, irrespective of religious differences.
The Ramadan is also a relevant period for the Muslim Ummah as it gives opportunity to the faithful to purify their souls in a bid to bring them closer to the Almighty God”.
He said the spirit of sacrifice which the Ramadan epitomises in the lives of Muslims should be demonstrated in the coming months to promote peace and harmony in the country.
Ibiyemi, who is the publisher of the ‘Nigeria NewsDirect’, urged Muslims to practice the lessons of self-denial and sacrifices the period of fasting teaches.
“I thank God for the Muslims for witnessing the end of another Ramadan fasting period. I pray that the sacrifices made during the period will not be in vain. They should not forget to always put into practice all the lessons taught them by the Holy Quran as also emphasised by Prophet Mohammed”.