Ghana’s former Ambassador to Egypt, Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Umar Sanda Ahmed, has admonished Muslims to hold steadfast the religion of Islam, continue to have faith in Allah and seek his blessings.
He said belief in Islam was founded on the oneness of Allah to whom alone all worship were due and not associated with any partner.
Amb. Ahmed who is also a former Chief Imam of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), therefore, called on Muslims not to seek any spiritual assistance from any quarters apart from Allah.
Delivering a Tafsir (commentary on the Holy Qu’ran) in Accra, on Saturday, at the residence of the Executive Secretary of the Lands Commission, Alhaji Sulemana Mahama, prior to Iftar (breaking of fast), Amb Ahmed said Ramadan fasting offered Muslims the opportunity to get closer to Allah and seek his blessings and bounties.
He urged Muslims to refrain from the tendency of seeking spiritual support from people who claimed to have miracles, but rather have faith in Allah, through constant prayers, to seek his blessings.
The former Chief Imam of the GAF, said Allah alone was worthy of worship, and urged Muslim to belief in the oneness of Allah and not deviate from the Islamic belief of monotheism.
Shiekh Arimeyao Shaibu, the Spokesman of the National Chief Imam, advised Muslims to uphold the values and virtues of Islam, and guard against any negative influence.
Among the gathering were the former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, and former Member of Parliament for Salaga South, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakari Dey.
Tafsir is a platform that brings Muslims together in Ramadan to listen to the commentary on the Holy Qu’ran by scholars, toward deepening the understanding of the religion.
By Salifu Abdul-Rahaman