4 February 2013

Ghana: Tema Muslims Mark the Birth of Holy Prophet Mohammed

Mahab Nassail Mumeenat, a group of Muslim women based in Tema and other Muslim groups over the weekend celebrated the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed at the forecourt of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA).

Some high ranking Muslim dignitaries, including the chairman of the Council of Tema Muslim chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Bancey, Malam Saeed Yussif, Malam Abdul Shaeed, Hajia Zalia, Hajia Mariama Alhassan and Alhaji Mohammed Awal, Alhaji Musah and Hajia Amina turned up to grace the occasion.

The chairperson of the event, Hajia Abruwa reminded the youth to take the learning and recitals of the Holy Koran seriously, saying "If I am able to read the Koran at age 80, what stops our young men and women from even doing better than I have".

According to her, it is high time Muslim youth took the study of the Koran seriously to enhance their spirituality and personal interaction with neighbours and even strangers.

Mallam Saidu Ussif, a Mallam from Kasoa said the day is very significant because it promotes solidarity among Muslims in view of the fact that it brings them together to fellowship with one another in harmony.

He further stated that the day attracts special blessing to the Muslim community as it gives them the opportunity to show their love to the founder of their religion which in turn brings abundant blessing and favour on all who part took in the occasion.

According to the Mallam, the Holy Prophet Mohammed has outlined morally acceptable ways of living in the Koran and appealed to all Muslims to live as such.

He cautioned Muslims to take the religion to heart as most Muslims have become drunkards, engage in fornication, adultery and all sorts of immoral acts that speaks ill of them.

Hajia Amina Adam, executive member of the Mahab Nassail Mumeenat, admonished fellow Muslims to be tolerant and live in peace with their neighbours and even strangers as the meaning of their religion, Islam, professes.

She called on all Muslims especially the women to instill the habit of learning and practicing of the 'Hadith' into their young ones so as to go a long way to make them responsible adults in the future.

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