Muslims across the country have celebrated the Eid-Ul-Adha and to this end, a congregational Eid-Ul-Adha prayer has been held at the Al-Aziz Central Mosque in Burma Camp for Muslims on Sunday 12 August 2019.
The Acting Chief Imam of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Sheik Maj Najimudeen Mohammed, who preached under the theme “keeping on to the straight path,” entreated all Muslims to fear Allah and avoid all things he had forbidden.
Sheik Maj Najimudeen hinted that, the essence of Eid –Ul-Adha sacrifice was for the Muslim Ummah to improve on their spiritual affairs with Allah and create peaceful atmosphere for all human beings in order to receive the reward promised by the Almighty Allah.
The Acting Chief Imam pointed out that terrorism had no place in Islam and added that Islam stood for peace not violence. He urged the Ummah to desist from acts that would tarnish the image of the religion as well as encouraged the congregants to take good care of their parents when they reach their old age.
The Chief of Staff (COS),Maj Gen Thomas Oppong-Peprah on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General OB Akwa, acknowledged all Muslims, Officers, Men, Women and Civilian Employees for their the devotion to the Patriarch Ibrahim.
Maj Gen Oppong-Peprah appreciated the efforts of Muslims serving in various capacities in Peacekeeping Operations and charged them to live professional lives and continue their meritorious service to GAF and Ghana at large.
The Former Minister for Defence, Lt Gen JH Smith (Rtd) and Lieutenant General OB Akwa donated a cow each to the Muslims of the Mosque for the feast.