Rabu, 25 Januari 2012


Story: Zainabu Issah.

MUSLIMS have been advised to desist from actions that would brand the Islamic religion as a violent one.
They have  also been urged to practise the religion to the understanding of non-believers and preach the message of peace wherever they find themselves.
The leader of the Tinjanniya Council of Ghana, Sheikh Abdul Ahmed Faidi, made this known at the annual birthday celebration of the founder of the Tinjanniya Muslim Movement, Sheikh Ahmed Tinjanni, at Prang in the Brong Ahafo Region.
He said this in relation to the ongoing conflict between Muslims in the northern part of Nigeria and Christians which has now made Islam to be perceived as a violent religion.
“You need to understand and practise the religion as it should because Islam is about peace,” he said.
He also called on the government to put up structures and evolve policies that would create a platform for the youth to exhibit their potential and also serve the country.
The flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, assured Muslims of good governance and leadership when voted into power.
He also called for peace to prevail amongst Muslims and urged them to participate fully in the upcoming voters registration exercise in order to have the mandate to vote.
“I urge you all to participate in the upcoming voter registration exercise and vote for the NPP for a better future,” he said.
He also gave a pledge to help integrate Arabic education into secular education to broaden the minds of non-Muslims about the Islamic religion.
The Chief of Prang, Nana Kojo Nyarko, stressed the need for the government to help improve the lives of the people in the community.
He said the community lacked health facilities and water supply.
“We do not have a hospital in the community and the people rely on the Prang River as a source of drinking water,” he stressed.

He recollected an incident in which some residents drowned in the river in an attempt to fetch water and the difficulty residents faced in accessing quality health care as a result of lack of a medical facility.
Nana Nyarko pleaded with the government to make health care and potable water available to the people in the community.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kojo Nyamekye Marfo, assured the people of the community of potable water supply and healthcare facility when the National Democratic Congress  (NDC) was voted into power again.
The annual Maulid celebrations offer Muslims an opportunity to interact with Islamic scholars and to also have a deeper understanding of the practices and the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW) and to promote unity and good interpretation of the Holy Quran.

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