The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has charged the police to arrest and prosecute any person or group of persons who may foment trouble during the Eid ul Fitr celebration.
He has also cautioned Muslim leaders and chiefs not to intercede on behalf of any individual, whose conduct went contrary to the law, warning that failing to punish wrong doers would embolden them to repeat the wrongs.
The Chief Imam who gave the warning through his special aide, Sheikh Armiyao Shuaib, in a special message to Muslims ahead of the Eid ul Fitr celebration said Muslims particularly the youth must celebrate in moderation.
He lamented reckless motor riding by some Muslim youth, adding that celebration does not permit any one to break the law.
“The Muslim community is a disciplined community and that discipline must be demonstrated in our mode of celebration,” he said.
The Chief Imam said fasting is a soul and body purification exercise, urging Muslims to spread the message of peace and treat people who professed other faith with respect and dignity.
On the upcoming November polls, Sheikh Sharubutu cautioned Ghanaians against divisive tendencies and intemperate language and urged Ghanaians to be civil in public discourse.
Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar in which Muslims across the world fast for 30 or 29 days.
During this period the fasting Muslim abstains from eating and drinking, sex, backbiting and all those things that constitute fleeting pleasures of the body.
Muslims end the 30 or 29 days of fasting with the Eid ul Fitr as a show of their gratitude to Allah for His mercies during the Ramadan.
By Malik Sullemana