Intensify Prayers Against Insecurity – JNI Urges Muslims

Intensify Prayers Against Insecurity – JNI Urges Muslims

Rahila Abdullahi, Kaduna

Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, yesterday, urged Muslims to intensify prayers against insecurity in the country.

The group gave the charge in a statement issued by the Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Aliyu in Kaduna, following the commencement of the Muslim Holy Month of Dhul-Hijjah.

Dhul-Hijjah is the 12th and final month in the Islamic calendar.

It is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar, in which Ḥajj takes place, as well as the Festival of the Sacrifice.

Sultan of Sokoto and President of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Thursday, June 30 as the first day of Dhul-Hijjah and stressed the importance of the first 10 days of the month.

The sultan urged Muslims to intensify prayers and other good deeds during the days.

The JNI scribe also stressed the need for fervent prayers during the days, saying the heinous crimes of abduction, killings and attacks are “condemnable, abhorrent and un-Islamic.

“We must not relent in offering our support to security agencies by providing relevant intelligence tips”, he added.

Khalid said Muslims should use the first 10 days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah to increase supplications, invocations and meritorious acts of devotion to seek Allah’s favours and blessings for the country.

He added that “JNI, under the leadership of His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, urges Muslims to utilize the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah in virtuous acts, which commenced on Thursday.

“It is in these sacred days that the annual ‘Eid-el-Adha is celebrated, along with the accompanying momentous sacrifices and the spiritual attainment of Hajj.

“Therefore, it is recommended for non-pilgrims who could, to fast on Arafat day, which comes up on Friday, July 8; its reward is a reparation of two years sins.

“We should also use this opportunity to seek Allah’s forgiveness, adore and worship him the more, as well as supplicate fervently for an end to the security cum socio-economic challenges bedeviling the nation”, he added.

The JNI secretary-general said as the 2023 general elections approach, Nigerians must work to counter the apprehension and uncertainties associated with election periods.

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