Religion of Friday, 26 October 2012
Maulvi Dr. Wahab Adam, Ameer (Head) and Missionary in Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, has asked Ghanaians to bear in mind that their ultimate goal was towards building one peaceful and prosperous nation.
He said that differences in opinion did not mean enmity, and asked stakeholders in election 2012 to work towards ensuring free and fair polls. Maulvi Adam said these on Friday, during the Eid al-Adha celebration, at the Ahmadiyya Muslim in the Conference Center in Accra.
Explaining the significance of the occasion, the Head and Missionary said: “Prophet Abraham on whom be peace, who was used by Allah to build the Kaa'ba, the pivot around which the rites of the Haj revolves, is accepted by both Christians and Muslims, and indeed, all the major religions of the world, as the Father of Prophets".
Maulvi Adam said this: “must bind Muslims and Christians together and also our traditionalists, who believe in the Unity of God, into a strong bond of brotherhood and sisterhood".
He said that it was not a mere coincidence that the Eid was so close to Presidential and Parliamentary elections, which would be held in December. Maulvi Adam called on Ghanaians to embrace love and eschew hatred and animosity and added: "We have had five successful elections already. We should all pray and resolve that we will succeed in doing it again this year too, to prevent the difficulties, anguish and pain that other countries experience as a result of bickering that surround their elections".
Eid-al-Adha, also said the sacrifice festival, is celebrated by Muslims all over the world every year, to mark the spectacular sacrifice by the Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham, of his only son, Ismail or Ishmael, with the support of his spouse, Hajrah or Hagar.