Ramadan: Yahaya urges Muslims to intensify prayers against Covid-9, others

The Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has enjoined the Muslim Ummah to use the opportunity provided by the holy month to “pray fervently for an end to the coronavirus pandemic as well as for unity, peaceful co-existence and development of the state.”

Yahaya, made the call in a goodwill message to mark the beginning of the Ramadan fast, noted that “this year’s holy month is coming at a time the world is battling to contain the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic;” hence the need for all to intensify prayers and seek Allah’s intervention against the plague.

He said, “As one of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan fast avails the Ummah a golden opportunity for spiritual rejuvenation and devotion through supplication and other acts of worship.”

 The governor said further that, “We, therefore, must use this opportunity to pray fervently for our dear state and the nation as well  as for those in authority  as we collectively battle to combat the threat of the global pandemic and many challenges facing the world and humanity today.”

He advised the Muslim Ummah to always demonstrate in their lives in the spirit and ideals of Islam by living according to the tenets of the religion.

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