Economic Meltdown: Islamic scholar urges Muslims to learn lessons, assist the poor


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An Islamic Scholar, Dr. Muhammad Rigiyan-Lemo, has admonished Muslims to learn some lessons from the current economic challenges in the country and the world.

The scholar gave the advice in Gombe on Sunday while speaking at the occasion of the 6th Annual Ramadan Lecture, organized by the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria, (IMAN) Gombe chapter.

The lecture has as its theme, “Economic meltdown and the Muslim Ummah – lessons to be learnt.”

“Muslims should learn a lot of lessons from the current situation and assist one another for more rewards and blessing from God in the hereafter.

“Islam teaches Muslims to understand the importance of wealth and how to benefit from it in the world and hereafter, by assisting one another and the religion,” he said.

He therefore advised wealthy individuals among the Muslims to assist the less privileged and orphans in the society, especially considering the current economic reality.

He also urged Muslims to shun unwholesome means of amassing wealth, adding that only clean wealth would attract the blessing of God.

In his remarks, Malam Danladi Adamu, Chairman, IMAN Gombe State, said the purpose of the lectures was to sensitize people on the current economic realities and lessons to be learnt from the experience.

He said that this would help the people to chart a course for the way forward. (NAN)

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