General News of Monday, 12 September 2016
Although Ghanaians have a whole day off as holiday to mark the celebration of the Eid ul-Adha festival, one day is still not enough, Irbard Ibrahim, an Islamic scholar and security expert, has said.
According to him, if Christians, and by extension all Ghanaians, have more than one day to celebrate Christmas, the same should be replicated during the celebration of Eid ul-Adha.
Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Monday September 12 in connection with the Eid ul-Adha celebration, Mr Ibrahim indicated that any political party that would make it part of its manifesto to devote more than one day to the observation of the Eid ul-Adha would win more votes from the Muslim community.
He said: “There are Muslims everywhere – go to Nima, to East Legon, go to Madina, Adentan. Everywhere there are Muslims there and so we want the number of days to be increased.
“The one day is not enough.”
Muslims the world over are marking the Eid ul-Adha today, Monday September 12.