Giving charity willingly is symbol of faith – Chief Imam



Prof. Nasir AbdusSalam, the Chief Imam of University of Ilorin Mosque, has admonished Muslims to always give charity to attract the blessings of life.

AbdusSalam, who gave the charge on Friday in a virtual sermon, urged Muslims to continue giving charity, adding that giving charity willingly is one of the symbols of faith.

According to him, whoever wants longevity of life and increase in wealth from God should give more charity.

He urged the Muslim faithful to beware of whispering of the devil that would want to scare them with dwindling resources if they are giving charity.

He said that people exhibit generosity during Ramadan and that the kind of love pervaded throughout the holy month should continue and stay forever.

According to him, whoever wants longevity of life and increase in wealth from God should give more charity.

The Imam said that acts of worship should not be limited to the month of Ramadan, as it is directed toward Allah.

He also enjoined muslims to be guided by the holy Qur’an and be conscious of their deeds, adding that the gains of Ramadan should be tied down by doing more good deeds.

”It is a sign of acceptability if one is able to follow a good deed with more good deeds,” he said.

AbdusSalam further called on Muslims not to neglect the various acts of worship engaged in during Ramadan after the holy month as Almighty God was available all year round.

“Allah is not limited by time, space or number, as He is all-available all year round.

”Allah is not limited by month. He is not the Lord of Ramadan or any other month or season and must be worshiped like that,” he said.

The Chief Imam noted that the recommendation of fasting for six days in the month of Shaawal should be adhered to inorder not to depart from it completely after the holy month.

He advised Muslims to make Qur’an their companion, saying ”we attach importance to spending hours with our phones and laptops, but how many minutes do we spend in reading the Qur’an?”.

Edited By: Chinyere Bassey/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

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