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Fayose Tasks Muslims On Ramadan Prayers, Islamic Teachings

Posted: Jun 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose,

has reiterated the need for

Muslims in the country to use the Ramadan fasting period to offer prayers to Allah for the peaceful co-existence of the country while

also supporting teachings by Islamic scholars

during the fasting period.

Fayose, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary,

Idowu Adelusi, said that the great Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH),

described Ramadan fasting as a shield against vices and noted that it

was important for Muslims to assist the country with prayers during

this Ramadan period.

He said; “Fasting as one of the five pillars of Islam should not be

just a period for abstaining from food and drink, the period should

also be used to make greater sacrifice by praying fervently for the


The governor called on Muslims in the country, especially those in Ekiti State to open their minds to sermons by Islamic scholars during the period, saying; “During the 30 days fasting period, the Holy

Quran will be read, Hadith (Actions and sayings of the Holy Prophet)

of the Holy Prophet and Tesfir (Sermons of knowledgeable scholars)

will be listened to, it is my plea to our Muslim brothers and sister to open their hearts and minds to the Tesfir of the Holy Month of

Ramadan and allow themselves to be guided by them.”

Governor Fayose congratulated Muslims in the country for seeing the

beginning of the 30 days fasting period and prayed that they will all see the end of the holy month of Ramadan.