Ramadan: Cleric Urges Traders to Avoid Price Hike
An Islamic Cleric in Abuja has called on traders to avoid hiking prices of goods and services as the Islamic fasting season approaches.
Ramadan, a month where Muslim fatefuls stay away from food and drink from dusk till dawn, is often characterised by an increased demand for food, especially fruits and vegetables.
Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi, cautioned traders against undue price hikes of food items as the Islamic month of Ramadan approaches.
The cleric made the call during a sermon titled: ‘Tips for Ramadan Preparation’ in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The 2023 month of Ramadan is expected to start on March 21 or 22.
Al-Yolawi appealed to traders, businessmen and women to avoid being carried away by the rise in demand, and maintain the prices of essential things needed during the Ramadan fast.
“In fact, it will be even more encouraging to have Ramadan Bonanza than to increase the prices of food items because of Ramadan,” Al-Yolawi said.
“It was narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas that Prophet Muhammad was the most generous person, and he used to become more generous in the month of Ramadan,” he admonished.