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