Religion of Saturday, 23 May 2020
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The National Leadership of the Ghana Muslim Mission (GMM) has sent its felicitations to all Muslims and wished them a happy Eidul-Fitr as they prayed for Allah to accept their prayers and grant them the best in their efforts.
“We pray for the peace and blessings of Allah on Ghana and the entire world. In the midst of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we ask Allah to give our leaders wisdom to steer the affairs of the country and also guide them on the right paths.
A release, signed by the National Chairman of the GMM and issued to the Ghana News Agency on Friday, said Ramadan has always been a great month filled with high spirituality, love, goodness, charitable acts, piety, more prayers and lots of kindness.
It said this exercise is meant to remind Muslims of their duties to Almighty God and mankind, as they emulate the generous and pious, peaceful and decent character of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
The release said this year’s Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr is exceptional due to COVID-19 and the ban on social gatherings. During the entire month, Muslims the world over prayed to Allah to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our cries to Allah, especially during the last 10 days of Ramadan, increased showing how weak we are as humans. Insha- Allah the COVID-19 will be over shortly by Allah and life would return to normalcy.”
“As we exit the month of Ramadan we urge all Muslims to try and maintain their new state of life by constantly getting closer to Allah through devotion to prayers and frequent reading of the Holy Quran as well as an increase in good deeds and eschewing all forms of evil.
The release urged all Muslims to observe the Eid prayers at home and follow all the Ghana Health Service guidelines in order to keep safe from COVID-19 and other infections.
“As expected, Muslims all over the world will be celebrating this momentous occasion. We appeal to all Muslims to use the occasion to show more love to the poor and needy no matter their faith by sharing whatever goodies with them. Anyone who shares out of his wealth with others gains the favour of Allah.”
It also entreated the youth to celebrate this occasion humbly and solemnly with the fear of Allah. “They should try as much as possible to respect the laws of the country as we celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr and desist from any acts of lawlessness while celebrating the Eid.
The leadership of the GMM later prayed for Allah to grant the people of Ghana sustenance, good health filled with good deeds and prosperity and save the nation from all kinds of calamities including COVID-19.
“We pray for Allah’s forgiveness for our nation and the world at large. We pray for healing of all COVID-19 patients in Ghana and beyond as well as protection of front line workers, children, and expectant mothers among others. We pray for peace in troubled parts of the world where people especially women and children are being tortured, starved and suffer all sorts of hardships as a result of war and civil strife,” the release concluded.
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