An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Zainudeen Abdul Mumin, has called on Muslims so close their ranks and oppose attempts by some people, especially politicians to stir trouble and conflicts in their ranks in this crucial time of elections.
He noted that, Ghanaians, including Muslims, need to consolidated, the hard-won peace and stability the nation was enjoying to enable more development to be chalked to enhance the well being of the people.
Sheikh Zainudeen, was delivering a Sermon (Kutba), during the Eid-Ul-Adha open prayers at the Old –Tafo Methodist School Park in Kumasi on Monday.
He said, conflict within the community would only destroy achievements they have chalked but would also compel the government to divert resources from other pressing areas to restore law and order.
The Islamic Scholar, said Eid-Ul-Adha was a significant feast celebrated across the global by Muslims to commemorate Ibrahim’s (Abraham) wiliness to sacrifice his only son Ismail in obedience to God’s command.
Sheikh Zainudeen Abdul Mumin, who is also a lecture at the University of Ghana, Legon, made it clear to the congregation that politics is not a religion.
He therefore, advised them to join any political party of their choice devoid of violence and abusive language.
Touching on education the lecturer called on Muslims particularly the youth to seek knowledge of all kinds provided it was designed to serve humanity.
“We need doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers and other professionals to be able to make significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the country,” he stressed.
To climax the occasion, the Islamic scholar prayed for the President, John Dramani Mahama, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, Nana Aqyen Frimpong, Tafohene, the Nation and Asanteman for Long –life, Wisdom, Peace before and after the Election.