Alhaji AbdulSemiu AbdulHammed, the Chief Imam of Ife Central Mosque, Enuwa, Ile-Ife, Osun , has appealed to food stuff sellers against hiking the prices of their foodstuffs during the forthcoming Ramadan.
AbduHameed made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ile-Ife ahead of the Ramadan, which begins less than two weeks’ time.
NAN reports that Ramadan is the period when Moslem faithful fast for 30 days as laid down by Prophet Mohammed, the founder of Islam.
The religious leader said that Prophet Mohammed made live comfortable for the masses while alive.
There was no reason for traders to make live unbearable for their neighbours, he said.
He admonished them to observe the Ramadan with the fear of Allah and guard against all forms of atrocities that could debar their prayers from being answered by Allah.
The cleric urged them to be generous to the less privileged through their charitable dispositions by giving to the needy during the period.
The imam said that it was good to give to the needy as the giver would be richly blessed by Allah in return.