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Ramadan: Make food prices affordable, Chief Imam tells traders

An Islamic scholar, Dr. Bashir Aliyu-Umar, has urged traders not to increase prices of commodities as the Ramadan fast begins.

Aliyu-Umar, who is the Chief Imam of Alfurqan Mosque, Nasarawa GRA, Kano gave the advice while delivering a Jumma’at sermon on Friday in Kano.

He appealed to traders to fear Allah and make the prices of essential commodities needed in Ramadan affordable in order to earn Allah’s mercy and blessings.

The imam explained that Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and is a month of blessings where the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad.

Aliyu-Umar enjoined Muslim faithful to study and recite the Qur’an dutifully, improve obedience to Allah and give charity to the needy, particularly widows and orphans.

He also urged Muslims to remember the night prayers and show kindness and generosity.

The Islamic scholar called on faithful to continue to pray for peace, unity and stability in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Muslims are expected to commence the month-long fasting on Saturday or Sunday, depending on the sighting of the new moon in the country.

The sighting of the moon immediately ushers in the fasting by the Muslim Ummah simultaneously in the country.

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