ILORIN – An educationist, Hajia Khadijat Olayiwola-Imam, on Tuesday in Ilorin warned Muslims against extravagant spending while neglecting payment of Zakat.
Olayiwola-Imam gave the warning while delivering a Ramadan lecture entitled: ” Zakat vs Extravagance: The Neglected Strong Pillar in Islam.’’
The lecture, which held at the Government House, was organised by the wife of Kwara governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed.
According to her, Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam which has been neglected largely because people find it difficult to share with the needy.
She said Zakat was to ensure love, unity and equality, adding that Islam rejects extremism in any form. [eap_ad_2] “Zakat is a stipulation by God which enjoins all Muslims to give out a part of their wealth which had been saved or in excess for a year or more.
“It is unfortunate that Muslim adherents are neglecting this very important tenet of Islam,” she said.
Also speaking at the forum, Dr Khayrat Abikan of the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, advised people to take care of the skin.