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Ramadan: Cleric warns Muslims against sexual activity

Abuja – Sheik Yahya Al-Yolawi, Chief Imam of Area 10, Abuja, Juma’ah Mosque, has warned Muslim faithful against any act that could provoke sexual activity during the Ramadan fast.

Al-Yolawi gave the warning while delivering his Juma’ah sermon titled, “the Etiquettes of Ramadan fast’ on Friday in Abuja.

The cleric said that the focus of the sermon was to call the attention of Muslims to how they could achieve maximum benefit by attracting divine reward during Ramadan.

He advised husbands not to kiss or embrace their wives with sexual desire, while observing Ramadan fast, to avoid temptation which could affect their fasting.

The cleric also stressed the need for Muslims to avoid watching phonographic movies and indulging in any behavior that could lead to sexual arousal.

According to him, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him), said “whoever does not stop speaking falsehood and acting in accordance with it, Allah has no need of him giving up his food and drink.

“Among the things that can reduce one’s good deed and bring sins is to allow ourselves to be distracted by watching movies, sports, attending social gatherings and hanging around on the streets with evil people.

“ Some people even greet the month with feelings of annoyance, thinking only of the pleasures that they will miss out for close to 30 days.”

He said that any person fasting should avoid all kinds of unlawful actions, such as backbiting, obscenity and lies, otherwise his reward might be lost.


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