EID-EL-FITRI: Let’s Transfer Ramadan’s Values to Our Daily Lives, says Saraki

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, a former Senate President, has advised Nigerian Muslims to adopt the ideals they picked up during the just completed fasting month and to live by them every day as they carry out their civic responsibilities.

In a statement released from his Abuja media office, Saraki also congratulated Muslims worldwide on the successful conclusion of the Ramadan fast for the Hijra 1444. He also noted that the values of self-denial, empathy for the underprivileged, helping the weak, leading a decent life, exhibiting discipline in the use of all the senses, and devoting more time to prayer before the almighty Allah should continue even after the fasting period.

“If we can all continue to be good Muslims and good citizens irrespective of whether we are in Ramadan, then our communities will be a better place for all of us to live and we will enjoy the peace of Almighty Allah.

“This year’s Ramadan has come and gone and while we pray that all of us should witness the next one in good health, we need to consciously work on becoming better Muslims, better citizens, and better individuals who are working to give a good account to almighty Allah on the Day of Judgement. That is why we have to find a way to sustain the values of piety, tolerance, humility, good neighborliness, honesty, and patriotism in our daily lives.” Saraki said.

“As Muslims, we must reflect on the teachings of Islam and the lessons we have learned from the various recommended activities during Ramadan in our activities as citizens of this great country. It is the only way we can save our country.

“We must not cease praying for our country. This is a great country that Almighty Allah has blessed with all the necessary materials for her greatness. We have to do our part for the manifest destiny of our country to be realized. 

“While I pray to Allah to help us break all the jinx holding our country down, I call on Allah to protect all our men and women in the security agencies who are at the frontlines confronting the enemies. May Allah give them victory over the enemy and heal our land.

“Once again, Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.”, Saraki added.