The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, has felicitated with the Nigerian Muslims, especially the University of Ibadan Muslim community, on the successful completion of this year’s 30-day of prayer, self-denial and charity-giving.
Professor Olayinka, in a statement by the University’s Director of Public Communication, Mr ‘Tunji Oladejo, urged them not to lose sight of the lessons of the Ramadan Fast which was in fulfillment of Allah’s injunction.
The VC enjoined Muslims to use the lessons of the Ramadan “to modify our personalities and character in order to promote harmony, peace and love across all religions, tribes and nations.”
The VC commended the Muslims in the University for their Continuous Contributions to the sustainable development of the premier institution, maintaining peace and sustaining peaceful co-existence with their neighbours as well as people of other religious persuasions.
Olayinka stressed “Nigeria has a lot to offer the world with its enormous human and material resources if we decide to relate with one another with compassion, selflessness and sincerity to harness our full potentials.”
Meanwhile, muslims all over the globe, who have just successfully completed this year’s annual Ramadan have been admonished to sustain the virtues associated with the holy month, otherwise their sacrifices would be an exercise in futility.
Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke, founder and Spiritual Head of Shafaudeen-In-Islam Worldwide, gave the admonition in his Eid-El-Fitri message made available to newsmen in Ibadan, on Monday.
Describing the Ramadan period as that of mercy, knowledge, charity and piety, the religious Leader urged believers to maintain the qualities experienced during the time, adding that to do otherwise would amount to backsliding.
“The just are disappointed seeing the people, including Muslim adherents, returning to leaking the regurgitated vomit after the fasting period.” He pointed out stressing the essence of piety.
The President of Ajagun Esin Consultative Forum explained that the benefits of Ramadan which are “to strengthen the will-power, which is essential to individual and society.”