Muslims asked to be tolerant and live in peace


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The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Alexander John Ackon, has asked Muslims to avoid intolerance and accept to live in absolute peace with everybody

By Sampson
Adu-Poku, GNA

Kumasi, Sept 12, GNA – The Ashanti Regional
Minister, Mr. Alexander John Ackon, has asked Muslims to avoid intolerance and
accept to live in absolute peace with everybody.

They should focus on building bridges to
strengthen human development and promote the “will of Allah”.

He made the call when he joined hundreds of
Islamic faithful at the Kumasi Central Mosque to say prayers to mark
Eid-Ul-Adha celebration.

Mr. Ackon said the celebration of the
festival should inspire them to continue to pray and make the needed sacrifices
to keep the nation on the path of sustainable growth.

He reminded them to stay away from anything
likely to undermine the peace of the country as it edged towards general
election.

The Regional Chief Imam, Sheikh Abdul Mumin
Haroun, spoke of the need for them to stick to the true Islamic teachings and
to distance themselves from anything likely to create image problems for Islam.

They should uphold the core values of
integrity, humility and sincerity.

“We should not allow chieftaincy, ethnic
sentiments, religious and political differences to tear our families and the
nation apart.”

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, in an
address read for him advised the Muslims to respect the electoral laws and play
by the rules of the game.

He said it was important for all Ghanaians
to get right with the law and conduct themselves maintain the peace.

GNA  


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