23rd August, 2010
An octogenarian, Aare Musulumi of Shasha and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain in Alimoso Local Government Area of Lagos State, Alhaji Oyekan Keye, has stressed the need for Muslims to remain steadfast to their creator and carry out more acts of benevolence, particularly during this holy month of Ramadan.
In a Ramadan message at Alhaji Keye Memorial Mosque, Chief Keye admonished Muslim brothers and sisters to adhere strictly to the tenets of Islam during the fasting period, which he said, is compulsory except for those that are sick or pregnant, who may not be able to withstand the rigours.
Explaining that the period is not meant for abstinence from food and alcoholic drinks only, Chief Keye said, â€œyou eyes, hands, mouths and other parts of your body must fast with you so that the exercise will not be in vain.
â€œAll Muslims are enjoined to show loved to their neighbours, especially the poor and strive to forgive those that may have wronged them in any way whatsoever.â€
He added that love is the bedrock of religion, while Ramadan is a period of purification and one to move closer to Allah, while imploring all Muslims in Lagos and Ogun states to use Ramadan period to pray for the vitory of Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola at the Court of Appeal.