Monday, 7 November 2011

Imam Urges Muslims To Stop Boozing ... (It's Haram)

Imam Abass Harare, Zenu-Ashaiman Community Imam, has called on Muslims, especially the youth to desist from consuming alcohol and allow the lessons of Ramadan to reflect in their daily lives. 
He noted that some Muslims in Ashaiman and across the country are alarmingly engaged in the drinking of alcohol beverages and hooliganism, noting that activities such as Sallas dance, pool and street parties, booze-up, riding competition, which are un-Islamic, should be avoided. 
Imam Abass urged Muslims to unite and preach peace for the progress of the country, adding that it is the responsibility of every Muslim to lead exemplary life in order to convert more people to Islam. 
The Imam made this known during this year's Eid Al-Adha prayers at Chief Bello's International school premise at New York, an Ashaiman suburb where over 400 Muslims observed the Eid prayers. 
He admonished the youth to contribute their quota to the development of the country. 
Imam Harare mentioned that the Eid al- Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice,' which is one of the biggest event on the Islamic calendar that depicts Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his own son for God, should be used to unite the people. 
According to him, the Eid al-Aha coincides with the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, the birth place of Islam. 
The Imam prayed for the President and his ministers, as well as those involved in sustaining and ensuring peace in the country. 
Chief Mohammed Bello, Zenu-Ashaiman Community Chief called on youth of the area and Northern Ghana to stop fighting among themselves, since according to him, Islam is peace. 
He appealed to Muslim youth to desist from discriminating against their fellow Christians and ensure peace. 

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