Lilongwe Sunni Foundation Chairman, Aamir Patel, has advised Muslims in this country to help the poor people so that they can have enough food and shelter.
Speaking during the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday in Lilongwe, Patel said the main reason for the month of Ramadhan is to sensitize people that they should think of helping poor people.
He said, “Islam teaches us to help and understand each other, and the people who have enough resources should help the poor, especially this holy month of Ramadhan and our religion instructs us to do much as we can to raise money for for people who are underprivileged so that they can also come forward and upwards.”
“People are distributing in the month of Ramadhan as a zachart (Gift) that helps some underprivileged people to have access capital to start small businesses, and some who don’t have sugar in their homes they have it and some people are distributing fertilizers which helps to harvest more yields so that they can have food security. So you can see that there are a lot who benefited from the month of Ramadhan apart from prayers and getting blessings from God, it is a good thing as well as the economy of the country,”.
Patel added that they are satisfied with the month of Ramadhan and every year they try to do so as much as they can, though there are some things remaining because of the Covid-19 pandemic, as some people’s hands were tied but more people were participating and everybody was trying as much they can.
On his remarks Lilongwe Sunni Foundation Spokesperson, Faizal Abubakar, said the Eid-ul-Fitr annual event is very important because it brings people all over the world together in prayer.
He said at this time of Covid-19 they observe the prevention guideline measures such as maintaining social distance ,washing hands and wearing masks.
He stated, “Everyone wants to live in peace, we just have to be together and we have to fight this pandemic together because as we work together we can fight it.”
Muslims in this country were celebrating the holy month of Ramadhan after they finished 30 days of fasting, which occurs annually.
By Dean Chisambo