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President Buhari Welcomes Ramadan Fasting, Asks Muslims To Feed The Poor

Buhari urged Muslims to seek greater personal discipline, which is necessary for the realisation of a great nation.

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined world leaders in welcoming the month of Ramadan, a period of fasting and intense devotion for the Muslim faithful.

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Buhari Sends Ramadan Message To Muslims

This was contained in a statement titled “President Buhari welcomes Ramadan fasting, asks Muslims to feed the poor”, issued on Friday night by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

In a message to Nigerians and Muslims all over the world, the President said the period offers a unique opportunity to ”feel the hunger experienced by the poor so as to feel what it is like to be deprived and marginalized.”

Buhari emphasized that Muslims “should seek greater personal discipline, which is necessary for the realization of a great nation.”

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He advised Muslim elite against food waste and extravagant spending while others face hunger and destitution, urging that they should care for their neighbours, the poor and the marginalized.

The President also called for prayers for peace in the country and beyond, and for healing and harmony throughout the world.

He wished all Muslims a successful completion of the 30-day fasting period.

KanyiDaily recalls that President Buhari had urged Nigerian Muslims to avoid extremist ideas, stating that the greatest challenge to Islam was violent extremism.

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