Bawumia encourages Muslims on the significance of Eid-ul-Agfa

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has admonished Muslims around the world to be motivated by the significance of the Eid-ul-Adha celebration.

As Muslims observe the celebration today, Dr Bawumia encouraged that they exhibit selflessness to humanity and the nation.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, he also called on them to be “obedient to the Almighty Allah, as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim, Alayhi salam.”

“May the Almighty Allah accept our prayers and also bless our homeland Ghana.”

Eid al-Adha, is also known as the ‘festival of sacrifice’ and is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic or lunar calendar.

It honours the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to Allah’s command.

Happy Eid to all Muslims accros the globe especially our brothers and sisters from Ghana. May this season as wished by them bring all the peace and unity amongst the Islamic youths in Ghana.

It’s about time we change the narrative of stereotyping the zongo community as bad and social misfit. Some great people actually come from the zongo.

To those of us who do not know the significance of Eid ul adha, here is a brief reason why our brothers and sisters from the muslim community held it so close to their hearts.

Eid al- Adha is also considered as the “Fiest of the Sacrifice”. The festival commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience and dedication to Allah . God was pleased with his devotion to him and sent the sheep to be slaughtered in place of his son.

That’s interesting, alright , I wanted to know why they fast before celebrating any of their festival what does it mean?

Muslims are our family. The Islamic teachings are so fat the best for human and societal corrections. In this festive season, I wish them well and hope we won’t hear of Eid related death this year