Eid-el-Fitri: Muslim Media Practitioners Urge Faithful to be Cautious
Muslims have been urged to celebrate this year’s Eidul-Fitri with caution amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
This is contained in a statement in Ibadan by Chairman, Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, MMPN, Oyo State Chapter, Alhaji Ridwan Fasasi.
Alhaji Fasasi enjoined the faithful to be vigilant and celebrate the end of Ramadan fasting with moderation while they should observe Eidul-Fitri prayers at home and obey other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
He called on Muslims to intensify supplications during the Eidul-Fitri prayer to bring an end to the pandemic which has affected open worship and has also brought untold hardship to people worldwide.
Alhaji Fasasi enjoined the faithful to sustain the good virtues such as love, good character, sacrifice and charity exhibited during Ramadan now that the holy month is over.
He admonished Muslims to continue to imbibe the culture of peaceful co-existence as good relationship is a duty that Muslims owe others irrespective of their religious affiliation, stressing that one of the conditions for a faithful to be a true believer is to wish for his neighbours what he wished for himself.
The MMPN Chairman urged the Muslim philanthropists to continue to sponsor Islamic programmes even after Ramadan as the messages have positive impacts on the faithful.