Muslims mark Eid-Ul Adha
Sheikh Mohammed Kamil Mohammed, Ashanti Regional Chief Imam of the Ahlusunaa Wal Jamaal Muslim sect, has praised President John Evans Atta Mills for taking a good stance in the interest of the country against the British Prime Minister David Cameron on the issue of homosexuality.
He noted that homosexuality was a threat to development and that under no circumstances should it be a pre-requisite for aid for Ghana.
Sheikh Kami, who was saying prayers at Old Tafo in Kumasi to mark the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha, thanked Allah for his protection and guidance over the years and hoped that the ensuing years would be prosperous.
He said special prayers for the President, Government officials and the nation.
The Chief Imam said the occasion should remind Muslims to be God-fearing, committed to the worship of Allah and stressed the need for them to lead decent and upright lives for others to emulate.
Sheik Kami said education was important to the socio-economic development of the country and asked Muslims to give quality education to their children to enable them to contribute meaningfully to national reconstruction.
He asked Muslims to eschew negative practices and rather initiate more development programmes to improve their living conditions.
The Chief Imam condemned politics of insults, which had characterized the country’s political landscape and appealed to politicians to conduct their campaigns peacefully.