The Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society said it had started its free daily Ramadan feeding for a minimum of 2,000 people with a view to maximizing the rewards of the holy month.
The society’s chief national imam, Sheikh Fuad Adeyemi, told his organization’s 19th Ramadan National Unity Conference on the theme: “Ramadan: Shaping Leadership”, explaining that the theme was carefully chosen to reflect the events around, and that the issue of leadership in Nigeria could never be overstated.
“One of the contents of the basket is the award-winning food program. We will be feeding over 2,000 people with a three-course meal a day. It is not a mistake if I use the word people and not Muslim fasting.
“Because over the years, not only Muslims have benefited from the program, but non-Muslims are received with open hands without discrimination,” Adeyemi said.
He also said that in addition to the daily feeding program, raw food would also be distributed to the destitute, and on Sallah day, the society would also organize another destitute feeding program.
He said: “Everyone who comes for the Eid prayer will get a two-course meal pack.”
Speaking on the theme, the Chief Imam of Abuja University, Prof. Taofiq Azeez urged leaders at all levels to fear Allah.
According to him, if a leader feared God, he would be merciful to the people.
“He is aware that the Almighty Allah will ask him about the effect of his leadership on people’s lives in general. If a leader is God-fearing, he will show it and be merciful to the people. It would show the conscience of God and insist on the general good of the people.
“A good leader would like to know who is laughing and who is sad and if he is a good leader he would be aware of the effect of his leadership on the lives of people in general and would not discriminate against any party, tribe or anything. He would take human beings as human beings as Allah has placed under him.
“But if he’s a leader who gets into a position of power through revenge, a leader who doesn’t know what to do with power, office but just wants to get there for the fun of it, he would get there and play the game. silly, deaf and blind game.