Yola – An Islamic group, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’iquamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), is to provide feeding and assistance to needy people, particularly orphans and widows nationwide, during the Ramadan period.
The national chairman of the group, Shiekh Bala Lau, made this known Saturday in Yola in an interview with newsmen.
Lau said the programme targeted 5,000 people in each state, adding that in populated states like Kano and Lagos, 10, 000 people would benefit from the feeding programme.
Lau said that the annual Ramadan programme of assisting the needy also included visits to prisons to interact with the inmates and give them a sense of belonging.
He urged Muslims not to miss the opportunity for bountiful rewards during the Ramadan by engaging in good things like reading Quran, helping the poor and visiting the old and sick ones.
According to him, Muslims should use this Holy month of Ramadan to show kindness, pay visits, particularly to the old and sick ones, pray for Allah’s grace, peace and prosperity of our nation.
“We should also pray for our leaders to be good, fair and just, so that the nation will prosper and for the betterment of all, Lau said.
He lauded the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in fighting corruption and curtailing Boko Haram threat in the North East.
The chairman of the group urged those behind the Avengers in the South-South to see reasons and embrace dialogue in the interest of the country.
He said that JIBWIS clerics conducting Ramadan sermons nationwide have been directed to observe special prayers for the president, who has gone for treatment abroad to get better and return home to continue his job. (NAN)