Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, National Chairman, Ghana Muslim Mission (GMM), has urged Muslims to maintain their piety through devotion to Allah as they exit the month of Ramadan.
He said Muslims should continue with their good deeds, read the Holy Quran frequently, show more love to the poor and needy by taking care of their needs and be peaceful wherever they found themselves.
The National Chairman of GMM made this known in a statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), ahead of the 2022 Eid-Ul-Fitr celebration.
He said Muslims must establish good relations with all manner of persons as exemplified by Prophet Muhammad and also use this year’s Ramadan and Eid -Fitr as a rallying point to stay united and focused on spreading the good message of Islam to the rest of the world.
“As we pray for peace and blessings for our dear nation-Ghana, we urge educational and corporate Institutions to ensure that Muslims are granted equal rights and the freedom to practice their religion as enshrined in the 1992 constitution of the Republic of Ghana,” it stated.
He entreated the Youth to celebrate the occasion humbly and solemnly with the fear of Allah.
“What is more important is for the Ummah to join hands with leadership to support the development of educational, health and other Institutions and to create more sustainable jobs and help the suffering masses out of poverty,” he said.
The statement noted that Ramadan is a great month filled with high spirituality, love, goodness, charitable acts, piety, more prayers and lots of kindness.
This activity is sanctioned by God Almighty in the Holy Quran (2:183), “O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may develop God-consciousness”.
This provides a great opportunity for Muslims to attain piety by observing the fast, doing more good, praying more and seeking Allah’s mercies, it said.
He prayed for peace in troubled parts of the world such as Syria, Libya, Palestine, and Ukraine, where vulnerable people especially women and children were being tortured, starved and made to suffer all sorts of hardships as a result of war and conflicts.
Sheikh Bonsu reminded Muslims of the need to remain committed to the cause of Islam and asked that Allah accepted their prayers and grant them the best in this world and the hereafter.