Don’t Borrow to Buy Sallah Ram, Cleric Cautions Muslims
Malam Muhammad Adewoyin, the Chief Imam of Ar-razaq Mosque at Tanke in Ilorin, has cautioned Muslims against borrowing to fulfil the religious obligation of sacrificing an animal during Sallah.
”Borrowing to fulfil this obligation is a way of imposing an unnecessary financial burden on oneself. Sallah is not an opportunity to show off affluence or materialism,” warned.
The cleric, who is also the Principal Assistant Registrar at University of Ilorin, said it was common knowledge that celebrating with friends and family during the Sallah period was Islamically recognised.
“However, Muslims are expected to spend responsibly during the Sallah celebration,” he added.
Adewoyin pointed out also that it was not obligatory for Muslims to purchase new clothes or engage in lavish spending solely for the purpose of celebrating Sallah.
He urged Muslims in the country to be prudent generally while celebrating during the period.