From Samuel Mensah Torbizo , Kumasi
Alhaji Mohammed Abdullah Enning, the Atonsu Circuit president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, has condemned the activities of the Boko Haram, saying that their inhumane activities are contrary to Islamic teachings.
He explained that Islam is about peace, obedience and submission to the will of Allah (God), as well as respect for fellow human beings.
“Sometimes it baffles me, when I hear some people trying to link the attrocities of Boko Haram to Islam.
Islam focuses on humanity and it is not about perpetrating violence against those who do not belong g to this faith” he said.
Alhaj Abdullah Ennin, speaking in an interview with the paper entreated the followers of Prophet Mohammed to live by the principles upon which it was founded.
He called on international security bodies to act swiftly and clamp down on the members of the Boko Haram.
He remarked, “I want to appeal to Muslims, in particular the youth to desist from engaging in acts that do not speak well about the religion”.
He was of the opinion that Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) even at time of provocation by his adversaries did not react angrily, instead tried to remain calm with those who persecuted him.
“There is a great lesson for us to learn from the peaceful attitude exhibited by Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W) even when we are provoked to the elastic limit”, he added.
He said as the Holy Qu’ran teaches that vengeance belongs to Allah, hence it is not a duty of any group of people or individuals to be defending Islamic religion only for innocent people to lose their lives.
Alhaj Abdullah Ennin was happy that Ghana unlike other countries, religious tolerance has been sustained all over the years.
This he noted has made the country an outstanding nation among others.
He said, “We need to maintain our religious diversity through tolerance to serve as a spring board for national accelerated growth”.