Ramadan: Clerics proffer practical solutions to nation woes
As this year’s Ramadan fasting draws to close, Muslim clerics have advised Nigerians on practical solutions to tackling the multifaceted challenges facing the country.
In their respective closing of the Ramadan Tafsir (Qur’an exegesis) yesterday in Abuja, the Imam of the Uthman Bin Affan Islamic Centre Sheik Huseyn Zakaria Muhammad and the leader of the Al-Mustoffiyya Islamic Society of Nigeria, Ustaz Maisuna Yahya, said it was high time practical and workable measures were taken to resolve the nation’s problems.
According to Ustaz Yahya, the relationship between the leaders and the led in the country is contrary to what was obtainable in the time of Prophet Muhammad and nowadays in the so call developed countries.
He said that Nigeria would rapidly overcome the challenges if the leaders serve the interest of the people by shunning corruption and the people by obeying and supporting the leaders to rebuild the country.
“We know that human beings are fallible, there were instances when the second Caliph Umar was corrected by the people, he did not ignore the observation but apologised and corrected himself; likewise the people follow the leaders and did not curse or ridiculed them the way we use to do. So we must talk less and take practical steps to build the country,” he said.
On his part, Sheik Muhammad said the Qur’an is full of guidance and that not putting them into practice despite their benefits is a challenge that must be overcome.
“It is important to stick to the piety and righteousness that we all imbibed during this past month. It is important for our leaders to be equitable, just and follow the right path at all times. It is equally important for the followers to be responsible citizens to move the nation forward,” he said.