The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama has adviced Muslims to continue to exhibit their readiness to pay the ultimate sacrifice through prayer in defence of the nation and to promote peace, stability and security.
Vice Admiral Amoama made these remarks in a speech read on his behalf by the 5 Infantry Battalion Imam Lt Imam Shuaib Toure during the celebration of this year’s Eid-Ul-Adha festival at the Al-Aziz Central Mosque on Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.
He added that the lessons of the Eid should never be lost on Muslims in uniform as professional soldiers urging all Muslims to let the celebration strengthen their resolve to stay alert to the tenets the military profession.
Vice Admiral Amoama entreated Muslims to continuously pray for troops in the various peacekeeping operations all over the world contributing to international peace and security.
The Acting Chief Imam of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Capt Imam Alhassan Mohammed in a sermon on the theme, “Sacrifice, a means to renewal of patriotism”, adviced Muslims to honestly repent and amend their ways in conformity with the teachings of Islam. He expressed worry about the attitudes of some Muslims that are causing great harm to Islam. “Whereas many are trying to live by the ideas of faith, others are using it as a means of exploitation”. He said.
Capt Imam Alhassan implored Muslims to eschew the use of intemperate language in the form of insults, vile criticisms and self-interest. He also appealed to Muslim parents to ensure good upbringing of their children and offer them extensive Islamic education.
Present at the celebrations were the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Issah Adam Yakubu, Provost Marshal and Chairman of the Al-Aziz Mosque, Colonel Ziblim Ayorrogo and other Senior Officers.