The League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State, otherwise known as Rabbitah, on Monday declared three days of fast starting on April 7 as spiritual battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Secretary-General of the association, Imam Tajudeen Adewunmi said the fast corresponds with white days in the month of Sha’ban on the Islamic Calendar.
“If Covid-19 is a creature of Allah, it’s powers cannot compare with the might of Allah Himself, for He is the Most Powerful and Gracious.
“We pray Allah save our nations from this pandemic.”
The League of Imams and Alfas also commended the Muslim community for maintaining decorum and following the directives of the government against social distancing.
The statement added, “it is a very difficult decision for us to take and for the public to abide, more so as it involves suspension of Jumah services all over. Definitely, it’s for our own good and the good of all.
“We beseech Allah for His forgiveness and mercy, that He removes the virus from our land so we can return to our Masjid in no time.
“Be that as it may, as we have promised to keep updating the Ummah on developments, we are using this opportunity to appeal to us all to continue to abide by the government regulations of hand wash, personal hygiene and stay at home policies.”