President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Muslims living in Ghana to ensure they live in harmony to make peace among themselves and their fellow beings.
According to him, it is through means of unity and togetherness that Ghana can achieve its aspiration of becoming great and strong.
President Akufo-Addo made the call in a goodwill message to the Muslim community as they mark the year’s edition of the Eid-ul-Adha feast on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
He said, living in peace with one’s self and others will help Ghana to grow in strength and unity.
“I send best wishes to all Muslims in Ghana and around the world as we celebrate the Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice.
“Let Us, on this day, make peace with ourselves and our fellow beings, and hold fast to the rope that Allah has united us with, the rope of Ghana.
“Only in doing so shall we achieve our aim of making Ghana great and strong,” Akufo Addo admonished in a Twitter post.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) July 9, 2022
Muslim communities across the globe celebrated the Eid ul-Adha on Saturday, June 9, 2022.
It is celebrated to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice of his son, Ismail, on Allah’s command.
The celebration follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage at the time of sacrifice and falls on the tenth day in the final (twelfth) month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar; Dhu-al-Hijjah.
The day is dependent on a legitimate sighting of the moon, following the completion of the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj- which is an obligation for all Muslims and allows families, loved ones, and communities to fraternize.
Following the celebration which is a Statutory Public Holiday and falls on Saturday, the President has by its Executive Instrument (EI) and in accordance with section 2 of the Public Holidays and Commemorative Days Act, 2001 (601) “declared Monday, 11th July 2022 as a Public Holiday.”