Amid Delayed Rainfall, Bauchi Islamic Group Spearheads Graves Maintenance

In preparation to offer a special prayer for rainfall following the prolonged dry days experienced this year, the Jama’atu Nasirl Islam (JNI) in collaboration with Al-Muhibah Foundation has embarked on a two-day maintenance work on dilapidated graves at Bauchi State graveyard. 

Caved-in graves were sand filled in an effort to seek Allah’s intervention to end delayed rainfall which crippled farming activities being experienced in the state this rainy season.

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The Chairman of the JNI Special Subcommittee on Cemeteries, Malam Bala Ibrahim Sani said there is an impending need for people to turn up for the exercise adding the delayed rainfall being experienced is an ill wind that blows nobody any good. 

He said the graveyard rehabilitation will pave the way for a special prayer for rainfall across the state.

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Malam Ibrahim called on the state government to declare a public holiday in the state for civil servants to be able to attend the cemetery maintenance exercise.

Speaking, Program Manager Al-Muhibbah Foundation, Malam Ali Usman commended JNI for spearheading the exercise, adding that the same effort will be extended to old graveyards located at Fadamar-Mada and Jahun-Gulmammu. 

Some of the participants interviewed told WikkiTimes that delayed rainfall being witnessed in Bauchi might not be unconnected to sins and poor handling of cemeteries, adding that a tradition of the Prophet of Islam indicates that rainfall will be seized if graves are not taken care of properly.

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