Muslim community observe national fasting and prayer day


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By
Samira Larbie, GNA

Accra, March 25, GNA
– The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has commended the
Muslim community for fasting and praying for God’s intervention in the fight
against COVID-19 and urged them to continue the exercise on Thursday.

The President, Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, declared March 25, a National Day of Fasting and
Prayers to seek the face of God in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak in
Ghana.

Ghana has currently
confirmed 68 cases of COVID-19 with three deaths. The existing 66 in isolation
are receiving and responding to treatment.

The President, in an
address to the nation Saturday night, appealed to Christians and Muslims to
pray to God for His protection.

Alhaji Khuzaima
Osman, the Chief Imam’s Personal Assistant, in an interview with the Ghana News
Agency (GNA) on behalf of the Chief Imam said Thursday’s fasting and prayers by
the Muslim community was important as it is the sunna of the Prophet Mohammed
(SAW).

“This will
enhance our collective spiritual struggle to win the ongoing battle against the
COVID-19 popularly known as Coronavirus,” he added.

The Chief Imam
encouraged Muslims to recite the Quran more during this period, continuously
ask for Allah’s forgiveness by reciting ‘Astagfirullah’ and adhere to the
advice of the medical professionals.

He expressed
gratitude to the Regional Chief Imams and other prominent Muslims for fasting
on this day.

GNA


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