February 17, 2023.
The Chief Missioner of Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT), Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike has enjoined Nigerians to be peaceful, prayerful and assist their neighbours.
He said, this call became necessary in view of the current situations in the country, occassioned by the currency swap policy and fuel scarcity.
He reminded Nigerians that, nothing happened without the knowledge of Allah and demonstration of patience in the face of ongoing challenges will attract reward and compensation from our Creator.
According to the scripture, With Him are the keys of the Unseen. No one knows them but He. He knows what is in the land and the sea. No leaf ever falls but that He knows about it, and there is no grain in the dark layers of the earth, or anything fresh or dry that is not recorded in a manifest book. (Q6:59)
Our Noble Prophet also said, “Nothing afflicts a Muslim of hardship, nor illness, nor anxiety, nor sorrow, nor harm, nor distress, nor even the pricking of a thorn, but that Allah will expiate his sins by it.”
Onike advises against destruction of properties and violence in any form. “And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way, e.g. stealing, robbing, usury, deceiving” (Q2:188)
He concludes by enjoying Nigerians to extend hands of kindness to their neighbors who are less fortunate and priviledge, while defining neighbours as those whose houses are next to yours; or the people of the locality in which you live; or those whose houses are next to yours or facing yours; or the people of a dead-end street or cul-de-sac; or those between whom and you there is clear access; or those who pray with you in the worship center or what your custom regards as neighbour.
He prays to Allah to continue to guide our leaders.