GMA starts Annual M. A Mujahid Ramadan Lectures
7/28/2012 9:30:55 AM -
Accra, July 27, GNA - The Ghana Muslim Academy (GMA) started the 2012 Mohammed Ali Mujahid Annual Ramadan Lectures at the weekend in Accra.
The lectures brought together Academics, Corporate Executives, Muslim Scholars and the Clergy and aimed at sensitizing the Ghanaian youth on important national issues. It was held under the theme: "The spirit of Ramadan in promoting peace and stability in Ghana" and will run throughout the Ramadan month.
Sheikh Dzikrillah Suleman, a Research Fellow at the GMA said the month of Ramadan on the Islamic Calendar was a special month of night prayers (Traweehi) which gave tremendous boost to the believers of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW).
Sheik Dzikirillah said the month of Ramadan was a divine one made for self-reflection and self-examination and with the soul-taming experience of self-restraint and delay of gratification found in fasting. 'We are given the opportunity to probe our minds and hearts in a deeper way.'
Mr Alhassan Nurudeen, President of the GMA said the Mission of the Academy was to promote education in the Ghanaian society, especially in deprived communities, and to promote unity among Muslims in Ghana and the World at large by organizing programmes which aim at empowering the Muslim youth intellectually, socially and morally.
He said the GMA's Vision was also to be a model International Islamic Organization that promoted education, intellectualism and professionalism and to render humanitarian services to the deprived in society.
Mr Nurudeen said the Academy was made up of young Muslim intellectuals and professionals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds which include, Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Diplomats, Bankers, Lecturers, Teachers, Engineers, Islamic Scholars, Nurses, Teachers, Public servants and Journalists.
The Annual lectures started in 2002 and named after the late Mohammed Ali Mujahid who was the first President of the GMA in 2005.
The GMA was established in 1992, and was officially inaugurated in 1994 by the then Deputy Minister of Environment, the late Dr Farouk Braimah.