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General News of Thursday, 23 August 2018

Source: Ghananewsagency.org

Muslims in Tema Celebrate Eid-Ul Adha

Muslims within the Tema Metropolis have celebrated this year’s Eid-Ul Adha with a call on the faithful to fear Allah and look to the provisions he has made for their future.

The celebrations, which is to offer sacrifices to Allah, gives Muslims the opportunity to ask Allah for forgiveness and renew their commitment to their maker.

Speaking to a large gathering of Muslims at the Tema Sports Stadium for the Eid prayers on Tuesday, the Tema Metropolitan Chief Imam, Alhaji Abubakah Adams, said, “Fear Allah, for he is acquainted with everything you do tomorrow.”

Alhaji Adams advised Muslims to judge themselves before they were judged by Allah, adding that “It would be easier for you to give account to Allah tomorrow when you bring yourself to account today.”

He informed that when one audited oneself, one will see his or her wrongdoings saying, “Anyone who fails to audit him or herself is an oppressor.”

He advised the youth to live in obedience to Allah by saying, “I’m pleading with the youth to desist from drugs, alcoholism and armed robbery."

He also advised against corruption in government institutions, which to him was the worst thing one could do against Allah and his people.



The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Tema, Mr. Felix Mensah Nii Annan-La, asked Muslims to “heed the lessons of obedience as we have been thought in the Koran.”

He asked Muslims to join in the efforts of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to develop Tema as it embarks on a transformational agenda.

He informed that currently, the TMA was walling all public schools in the Metropolis as it strives to expand educational infrastructure to improve human resource development.

He said in enhancing security, the Assembly had started the installation of street lights at vantage points which would help brighten obscured sections of the Metropolis.



He hinted on the major road construction works in the Metropolis by citing the Tema Motorway Flyover, the DVLA road, and the yet to be commissioned Tema Newtown-Bankuman roads. Eid-Ul Adha, the festival of sacrifice, commemorates the

sacrifice Almighty Allah instructed Abraham to perform, and as part of the sacrifice, it was mandatory for each Muslim who owed enough wealth to share his biggest livestock with others.