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Clergy cautions traders against price hike in Ramadan

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The President, League of Imams and Alfas, in Ondo, Ekiti and Delta States, Alhaji Kewulere Bello, has cautioned traders in foodstuffs, fruits and beverages not to hike their price during the Ramadam fast.

Bello gave the advice during an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti.

He said it had become a norm for traders to increase their products’ price once the Ramadan fast approaches.

“The Ramadan period is a time to seek God’s face through fasting, hence Muslims should take it seriously.

“It is a Holy Period devoid of evil practice and sin,’’ Bello said.

The cleric urged the Muslims faithful to give more to the less privilege during the Ramadan.

“Increase your benevolent acts, be generous with whatever you have, give out more and increase your charity.

“Increase your (Dawah) activities, this is an act of getting yourself involved in preaching or listening to Ramadan lectures as organised in your community, it will increase your knowledge of Islamic deeds and injunctions.

“Every Muslim is enjoined to be reciting the Qur’an more than ever before during the period, those who cannot recite it are enjoined to use the period to start learning how to read it.

“Maintaining and sustaining your piousness even after the Ramadan is the ultimate reason for fasting and its activities, refrain from evil vices and uphold at all times good deeds to your fellow human beings without discrimination,’’ he added.

Bello said apart from the five daily obligatory prayers, Muslims are enjoined to observe more prayers in the night before taking their late night meal called `Sahur’.


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