Muslim scholar publishes book on Muslim Youth

Sheikh Ishaq Nuamah, Islamic Scholar and Author at the weekend expressed the need for a conceptual approach to reorient the Muslim youth to facilitate national development.

This, he said would help deepen the faith of Allah in the youth, inject the spirit of reconciliation into them, help them recognise and nurture their talents, teach them to cultivate tolerance and reorient themselves on the realities of the time.

Sheikh Nuamah made the observation at the launch of a book entitled: “’A case of social  Re-engineering for the Ghanaian Muslim youth,” in Accra.

The book written by Hajj Zagoon-Sayeed Haruna, a Youth Development Consultant currently based in the United Kingdom seeks to identify and address the basic issues that affect the Muslim community especially the youth.

He said most Muslim youth only believed in Allah intellectually but do not have the fear of Allah in them and called for concerted efforts to change the phenomenon.

Sheikh Nuamah cautioned Muslims in the country especially the youth to be proud of their identity and always have positive mind for the development of the Muslim community and the nation as a whole.

Dr Rabiatu Ammah-Konney, Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana, who reviewed the book noted that the author went beyond addressing only issues about the youth .

She said the 10 -chapter book gave much incite about the youth and development and called for a social change for the better which could only happen when there was unity of purpose in the Muslim community.

Dr Ammah-Konney said the book identified the issues of lack of role models in the Muslim community, inadequate formal institutionalised counselling offices, and parental irresponsibility as the major problems affecting Muslims in the country.

“The 167 paged-book entreats Muslims to recommit themselves and take education very seriously, adding that the moral, intellectual, social and religious development of the Muslim depends on a more holistic approach towards education,” she explained.

She said the book which was written in simple English language cautioned the Muslim youth to be aware  that in Islam there was the need for religious tolerance and patience.

Mrs Ammah-Konney called on all Muslims and the public to try as much as possible to get copies of the book as it went beyond dealing with the Muslim youth but Ghanaians in general.

Source: GNA

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