Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara on Saturday congratulated Muslims worldwide on the dawn of another Ramadan fast.
A statement signed by Mallam Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, said that the occasion was a new opportunity to get closer to our creator through fasting, alms giving and seeking forgiveness.
AbdulRazaq said the fasting month is always a lifetime chance for the Muslims to take advantage of God’s abundant mercies to forgive sins and answer prayers in the month in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed and during which the Night of Majesty is witnessed once again.
“I join the rest of the Muslim community to thank God Almighty for this one-of-its-kind window of mercies during which prayers are answered like never before and rewards for good deeds are given in manifolds.
“I congratulate the leader of the faith in Kwara State and Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, and the entire Muslim community in the state and beyond.
“While reflecting on the inimitable Words of Allah and re-dedicating ourselves to Him in this holy month, I appeal to everyone to seize this opportunity to pray for our state, Nigeria and the human race at large,” he urged.
AbdulRazaq also appealed to Muslims to also use this opportunity to extend more support to the poor and the silent majority among us in exchange for Allah’s rewards. (NAN)