Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Maryam Babangida Foundation Donates Food Items to Muslims

The Maryam Ibrahim Babangida Foundation has spent Ramadan Iftar by donating food items to Muslim faithful at the National Mosque, Abuja.

The co-ordinator of the Iftar, Hajia Jummai Sambo, who is the Director, El-Amin International School, Maitama, said the foundation sponsored the Iftar in partnership with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

She called on Muslims to do more charity work during the month of Ramadan for their purses to be replenished in manifold and reminded Muslims that any single act done in the month of Ramadan, Allah had promised to reward it in multiple of 700.

"If Allah gives you wealth, it is better you spend it and expect reward from Allah in this life and hereafter. When you refuse to give out from what Allah has given, it is like breathing in without breathing out, which can cause death.

"Prophet Muhammad said that when a man dies, everything dies with him except the knowledge he shared, righteous children that pray for him and the money "Sadaqat" he gave while on earth," Mrs. Sambo said.

In his remarks, Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Sa'eed Koozechi, commended Maryam Babangida Foundation for its laudable yearly programme.

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