Accra, Ghana, 12 Jumadil Akhir 1434/22 April 2013 (MINA) – Imam Tawfick Jamal Baba of the Heba and Galadina Mosque said in celebrating the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), Sunday (21/4), Muslims are supposed to know importance of uniting Muslims all over the world.
“Muslims are supposed to know the values and importance of uniting Muslims all over the world because that is what Islam stands for,” Baba said in the celebration which has theme “Uniting The Muslim Youth And Ummah For The Challenges Of The 21st Century”, Ghana National and International News reported as monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).
Jamal quoted from the Holy Quran chapter 3:103, in which God stated: “And hold he fast all together by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you) and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude. Allah’s favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love so that by His grace ye became brothers.”
With this Quranic quotation, Jamal explained that Muslims are supposed to be united, but as the days go by, Muslims are getting more divided. This division, Jamal explained, was mostly based on ethnicity, regional preferences and above all sectarian beliefs in the name of Islam, which he said was uncalled for and highly unacceptable in Islam.
He explained extensively that the ancient Muslim scholars such as Imam Muslim, Imam Bukhari, Imam Tirmidhi and many other Imams and Scholars of Islam after the Holy Prophet, were non-Arabs, but none of them discriminated against each other.
Baba seriously advised Muslims in the country to stop condemning each other for the sake of peace. He said every Muslim has the right to join any sect in Islam, because the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) prophesied that; before the end of the world, Islam will split into 73 sects.
The birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) celebrated by Muslims of Alajo North and Kotobabi in the Central Ayawaso Constituency in Accra. The celebration was under the disguised patronage of Sheik Ali Akweteiman who represented the National Chief Imam Sheik (Dr) Nuhu Sharubutu, who was out of the country.
On his part, the Imam of Alajo Central Mosque Mallam Swala, Abukari re-iterated the urgent need for peace and unity among Muslims, irrespective of their sectarian beliefs.
Mallam Swala advised the audience to remember that Islam stands for peace and submission to the will of Allah and urge all Muslims to let these teachings of God reflect in their everyday lives.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of Alajo North Mosque, Retired Chief Inspector Muhammad Alidu reminded the audience that Islam is the fastest growing religion, receiving numerous converts all over the world on a daily basis.(T/P09/P03)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)