Why Muslims must eschew corruption

corruptionMuslims have been called to eschew corruption and every practices that would engender peace and harmony in the country, in other to benefit from the bounties of Allah in the hereafter.

Malam Abdur-Rauf Bin Sa’eed, the Publisher and Managing Director, De Minaret International, Abuja, who made this call in Ibadan recently also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari not to relent in his effort at fighting corruption in the country.

Sa’eed made the call in Ibadan at the Bi-Monthly lecture of Bodija Estates and Environs Muslim Community (BEEMC) hosted by Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun at the Islamic Centre, Bodija, Ibadan.

He said that recent revelations by the anti corruption agencies on how the country’s treasury was looted by a few people were alarming.

The Islamic scholar said that such, if neglected or abandoned, would hinder the growth and development of the nation.In his lecture entitled “this is Islam; where are the Muslims’’, Sa’eed hinged the increasing rate of corruption and other social vices on the lack of fear of God on the part of people.

He commended the present administration for exposing such people and urged the president to be consistent, steadfast and prayerful.
“I support the President in the anti-corruption crusade; the ongoing anti-corruption crusade is a divine mercy for Nigeria.
“He must be consistent and prayerful because he has mobilised more enemies for himself for standing against corruption,’’ Sa’eed said.

The cleric lamented the non-challant attitude of Muslims to Islam and its teachings unlike what was experienced during the period of the early Muslims.

He also blamed the increasing rate of indecency and crime on parents, whom he said, had in recent times failed to give their wards proper upbringing.

The Islamic scholar said that the disposition of parents to religious studies and activities to guide children to the righteous path was not encouraging and called on parents to be more proactive.
People don’t really fear God any longer; they indulge in the habit of even using God to bear false witness.
This attitude has to change to positive attitude; I urge all and sundry to move closer to God,’ he said. The event was attended by many Muslims including members of the Muslim Community of Oyo.”

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