The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged the Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad’s example of humility, forgiveness, and service to others.
He also charged them to be “imbued with the spirit of sacrifice, self-discipline, goodwill, justice, tolerance, mercy, compassion and generosity that lie at the heart of Islam.”
In a Ramadan goodwill message to Muslim Ummah, which he signed in Abuja on Thursday, Tinubu admonished Muslims that while observing the Holy Month, they should imbibe the spirit and true meaning behind it.
The message reads: “As we begin this year’s Ramadan, I bring warm greetings and congratulations to all Muslims who have received the grace of Almighty Allah to witness this holy month.
“Ramadan is more than a month of fasting. We fast to strengthen our relationship and our appreciation of Allah. We fast to make ourselves better servants of both Allah and our fellow man. However, this month is more than abstention from food and drink from dawn to dusk. It must entail imbibing the spirit and true meaning behind the holy month. We must keep hold of the excellent and wonderful things the holy month of Ramadan signifies.