With the commencement of the annual Ramadan Fast, Muslims have been called upon to be genuine and sincere in their worship of the Almighty Allah through their fasting and prayers by ensuring that whatever they consider not in harmony to the season is done away with permanently.

Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmade ll who made this charge in his message to the Muslim community on the commencement of the holy month said “it would appear mockery of the Almighty Allah if the mindset of our people is to temporarily put aside our sinful ways during this solemn season and resume them after the fasting period”.

The monarch maintained that the purpose of the Ramadan Fast is to move closer to the creator by shunning the sinful ways and showing love and care for others which should be the permanent way of life and not adhoc.

Oba Balogun equally urged for consideration of the less privileged in the society in whatever they do in order to make the season profitable both physically and spiritually.

The monarch stated that the purpose of the holy season would be lost if they care less about the welfare of the less privileged around them.

He noted that with love, care, and concern for others, society would be better, safe, and conducive for all to live, adding, the country is today in much pain and stress because of lack of love and care for the generality of the people.

”As Muslims, I urge all to use this moment of solemnity to reflect on our respective and personal lives and make the necessary amends wherever we are found wanting towards making others happy and creating a more lively and lovely environment”, he added.

RADNIG/Ibrahim Bamidele

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