Ramadan: ‘Despite harsh economic condition we will fast’-Muslim faithful

As Muslim faithful across the Country embark on the sacred month of Ramadan, they face the dual challenge of observing their religious obligations while navigating the economic hardships that have gripped the nation.

The month-long fasting period began with the sighting of the crescent moon, signaling the commencement of this significant spiritual journey for millions of Nigerians.

Against the backdrop of inflation and rising food prices, people are left to grapple with the harsh economic realities that have intensified in recent times. The cost of essential commodities has surged, placing additional strain on families already facing financial difficulties.

However, despite these challenges, the spirit of unity and resilience prevails among the Muslim community, expressing optimism that the religious ritual will usher in a new vista as they come together to observe the fast from dawn to sunset, refraining from food, drink, and other physical needs.

CREDIBLE NEWS reports that religious scholars emphasized the importance of solidarity during these trying times as they stress that Ramadan is a time for self-reflection, spiritual growth and heightened compassion towards those less fortunate.

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They have initiated programs to provide iftar meals for those in need, fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility and also to amplify the charitable spirit of Ramadan.

In an interview with a local Imam at a Muslim Community in Karu, Mallam Hassan Abdulahi highlighted the significance of perseverance and faith during challenging times. “Ramadan teaches us patience, empathy, and the importance of helping one another. It is a time to strengthen our connection with Allah and extend our hands to those facing difficulties.”

Mallam Abdulahi urged all faithful to ensure they pray for Nigeria everyday as only prayers can set things in the right course for the country.

Malik Sanusi who expressed happiness for witnessing another holy month of Ramadan said he believes in Allah to provide his needs during the period.

“ If you believe in Allah, everything will be possible for you. I don’t look at what is happening presently because I know that Allah will take care of me,” he said.

Sanusi added that he was ready to fully participate in the fasting from start to finish.

For Jibrin Danladi, “we are already prepared for the fasting even before now, because we know that Ramadan is what is bound to come every year whether we like it or not. So we are just grateful that we are able to witness this year’s Ramadan and Insha’ Allah, we will succeed in this country.”

As the sun sets each day during Ramadan, families gather for iftar, the evening meal that breaks the fast. Despite the challenges, the sense of community, faith, and hope remains strong among the Muslim faithful as they navigate this sacred month with determination and unity.

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