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NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY 2024 PRE-RAMADAN LECTURE: CLERIC TASKS MUSLIMS TO STUDY QUR’AN, LIVE BY ITS TEACHINGS. HAILS COMMANDANT FOR ORGANISING PRE-RAMADAN LECTURE

NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY 2024 PRE-RAMADAN LECTURE: CLERIC TASKS MUSLIMS TO STUDY QUR’AN, LIVE BY ITS TEACHINGS. HAILS COMMANDANT FOR ORGANISING PRE-RAMADAN LECTURE

Ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan which is expected to commence in the coming days, a reknown Islamic scholar and Chief Imam of Baba Driver Jumaat Mosque, Tudun -Wada Zaria, Sheik Ismaeel Ahmad has challenged muslim faithfuls in the Nigerian Defence Academy(NDA) to ensure they study the Holy Qur’an, memorise it, understand it and put its teachings into practice throughout the Ramadan period and beyond emphasising that muslims stand to enjoy bountiful blessings during Ramadan, being the month which the Holy Qur’an was revealed.

Sheikh Ahmad who was the Guest Speaker at the 2024 NDA Pre-Ramadan Lecture, held today, 8th March 2024, at the NDA Auditorium, Afaka, further revealed that within the month of Ramadan, the muslim Ummah would be privileged to experience the Night of Power,(Lailatul Qadir),which he noted is better than a thousand nights.He added that Ramadan is a month when sins are forgiven,the doors of hell fire are closed and the doors of Jannah are opened.

Harping on the importance of charity during the month of Ramadan, Sheikh Ismaeel , whose lecture titled, “The Blessings of Ramadan”, challenged all muslims to embrace charity by reaching out to the poor by giving alms and offering support.He emphasised that by feeding a fasting person, a muslim will reap bounteous blessings.

The cleric who used the occasion to encourage muslim Ummah to use the month of Ramadan to pray for Nigeria, for peace and for Allah to bring an end to the security challenges bedevilling the nation, also used the occasion to commend the Commandant NDA, Major General JO Ochia, for organizing the Pre-Ramadan Lecture for the benefit of the NDA community ahead of the Holy month of Ramadan.

Giving his remarks after the lecture, the Academy Provost, Professor Isa Garba, who stood in for the Commandant who was unavoidably absent commended the Guest Lecturer, Sheikh Ismaeel Ahmad, for delivering an inspiring and insightful lecture.He thanked the scholar for finding time out of his tight schedule to honour the invite from NDA.The Academy Provost also thanked all the guests present at the lecture and prayed for Allah to grant all those present the ability to put into practice all that has been learnt during the 2024 NDA Pre-Ramadan Lecture.

Among the dignitaries who attended the lecture include the Commandant Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)Air Vice Marshal(AVM)SL Rabe, Commandant Armed Forces Command and Staff College(AFCSC) Nigeria, AVM HI Alhaji, Principal Staff Officers of NDA among others.

Highlights of the event include presentation of souvenir, group photograph and lunch.