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[News] Eid-el-Kabir: Don’t increase rams’ prices, cleric urges traders



The Chief Imam of Area 10 Jumma’ah Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi, on Friday advised traders against increasing the prices of rams and foodstuffs ahead of preparations for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the country.

Al-Yolawi gave the advice while delivering his Jumma’at sermon entitled, “First 10 days of Zhul-Hijja” (12th month in the Islamic Calendar), in Abuja.

He said that the first 10 days of Zul-Hijja were days which Allah selected and made so distinctive among the remaining days of the Islamic

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Al-Yolawi advised Muslim traders to use the opportunity of the 10 days to earn more reward by reducing the prices of rams and foodstuffs in the country.

“ I will like to call on our traders and general marketers to fear Allah, and do not increase the prices of commodities during the Muslim festival.

“ Doing that will increase hardship to Muslims and remove blessings from your business.

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“ Allah says be merciful to those on the earth and Allah will be merciful to you,” Al-Yolawi said.

The cleric, therefore, enjoined all Muslims to make sure that they do not miss any of the important days, as the period was fast approaching.

“ Let everyone of us be prepared by doing good, to access appropriate reward when he is most in need of it in the day of judgment.

“ The time of departure is at hand; the journey is frightening and temptations are widespread.

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“The road is long, but Allah is ever watchful, and to Him we shall return and render account.”



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