The Imam of Kamaldeen Mosque, Agbo-Oba, Ilorin, Kwara State, Ustaz Ahmad Katibi has urged Muslim faithful to always rely on prayers for solution to life problems
The cleric, who gave the charge in his sermon during the Jum’at service on Friday, added that prayer is the sword of Muslims and their means of survival in difficult situations.
He said Muslims should only rely and trust in Allah and not any of His creations, saying ” there is nothing on earth desired by believers that cannot be achieved through prayer.
” Allah said nothing makes Him to respect his creature than prayer. He moves closer to those who call on him. Also, Prophet Muhammad said prayer to God is very important and also Ibadah to Allah.”
According to him, “One of the Islamic Scholars, Imam Shafihi also stressed importance of prayer. Almighty Allah will be angry with Muslims who refuse to ask for anything from Him and happy with those who disturb Him with prayers.
” Allah is the only one who can give and take. After solat demand for your needs and while praying also fear God because he is the one that can answer prayers and also avoid doubting.”
Katibi advised Muslims to pray gently, saying that Allah told Prophet Muhammad that he should not shout while praying.
“Prayer teaches Muslims to move closer to Allah and stay away from sins. Sadaqat is very important after prayer as it is the back bone of the prayer,” he stressed.