From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria has called on governments at all levels to emulate Lagos State
Government in distributing food and sanitary items to the populace during the lockdown.
This was contained in a statement issued on yesterday in Kaduna by its Secretary General, Nafiu Baba Ahmed.
The statement added that all the affected countries across the globe took the measures despite of their socio-economic standard, which is by far better than Nigeria
According to the statement ,Allah has enjoined the privileged amongst us to cater for the needy, thus: “And spend something (in charity) out of the substance Which We bestowed on you, before death should come.
“To any of you and he should say, ‘O my Lord! Why did Thou not give me respite for a little while? I should then have given (largely) in charity, and i should have been one of the doers of good.”
“We therefore called on the rich amongst us to give out to the needy. This trying time we are facing, is the right opportunity to get tremendous reward from the Almighty, by this single act of charity.
While praying to Allah to relieve the nation of this pandemic and others yet unknown, the statement further called on all Muslims to desist from all sorts of sins and turn to Allah for repentance.
The Council also advised all Muslims to be law abiding as all the steps taken by the government to curb the pandemic, are for the betterment of the citizenry.
“ Also Muslims should adhere to all the precautionary measures being preached against COVID – 19.