The Office of Greater Accra Imam of Dagomba Community has offered deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the departed souls and the government of the United State of America on the terrorists attack on September 11, 2001.
“As you commemorate this painful and regrettable event, we the Dagomba community for that matter Muslims both in Ghana and abroad standby you and also call on all nations of the world to understand that peace is an essential commodity in achieving human advancement and development.”
This is contained in a statement issued and signed by Sheikh Mohammed Awal Shuiab Alhassan, Greater Accra Imam of Dagomba Community/Chief Imam of Takoradi copied the Ghanaian Times.
“Such a heinous crime is indeed against the tenets of Islam and for that matter humanity,” the statement said adding, “Indeed, Islam is a religion of peace, mercy and compassion and does not permit or support any act of terrorism in any form or shape.”
“As Allah says in Qurán chapter 60, verse 8, “Allah does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. Allah loves just dealers.” (Quran, 60:8).”
“We want to reiterate that achieving global peace is the responsibility of all human race, irrespective of one’s religious faith, culture or race. The attainment of peace in our nations requires the collaborative efforts and determination of all human race.” The statement said.
Noting that the security of our nations was indeed inseparable, the statement said “we must all be responsible for achieving the needed global peace and its sustainability by eradicating any form of terrorism.”
“Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an, “Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgression. And be aware of Allah. Very, Allah is severe in punishment. It is therefore, our obligation to stand by each other and work to eliminate the many injustice and acts of terrorism against innocent nations around the world.”
On September 11, 2001 militant associated with a terrorist group, al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and rammed into targets in the United Sates resulting in the death of 3,000.
Two of the hijacked planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City, and the third plane hit the Pentagon, outside Washington DC, while the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville.
The attacks triggered major US initiatives to combat terrorism towards securing global peace and security.
BY TIMES REPORTER