10 August 2012

Nigeria: JNI Condemns Okene Church Attack

The Jama'atul Nasril Islam (JNI) under the leadership of His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria over the successful start of this year's Ramadan fast.

A statement signed and made available to Leadership by the Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Aliyu Abubakar, urged the Muslim Ummah to remember that the last 10 days of Ramadan had commenced.

It called on Muslims to utilize properly the spirit of Ramadan and recite more of the Glorious Qur'an, be punctual in the observance of obligatory prayers, Taraweeh and Tahajjud in congregation and also intensify the giving of offerings (sadaqat).

"More so, it is expected that they give out ZakatulFitr (ordained alms giving at the end of Ramadan Fast), Therefore, the JNI calls on all to give it out on time and to the needy," it added.

The statement further urged Muslims to pray fervently for the peaceful co-existence of Nigeria.

"In the same vein JNI commiserates with the good people of Okene, and the Kogi State Government over the dastardly terrorist act unleashed on them and equally condemns the act in totality.

The JNI wishes Muslim faithful happy Ramadan fast, saying "it is our prayer that Almighty Allah will count us among those whom their Ramadan fasting will be accepted, and see the celebration of the forthcoming eid-el-fitr successfully".

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