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12.10.2007 General News

Barka da SallahGod Bless Our Homeland Ghana

By Accra Mail

The one month fast for Muslims ends today. The holy month of Ramadan is observed annually with piety, moderation, compassion and peace.

It is a month in which Muslims are enjoined to eschew all the excesses of life and in the process cleanse both body and soul. Tomorrow, the Eid-el-Fitr would be observed amidst feasting and prayer.

We wish to congratulate and give the season's greetings to Muslims in our country and elsewhere. We hope the Grace and Blessings of the Almighty God will touch our hearts – all of us, Muslims, Christians, Judaists, and others – to learn to tolerate one another and live in peace.

The planet Earth is the home He created for all of us and therefore belongs to ALL of us. The balance is His to maintain, not any one group's prerogative. It is in this spirit that we wish to call on Ghanaians to look up to one another as each being the other's keeper and not the other's killer because of religion. We have done well so far and we must keep at it. Religion has never been an issue here since independence 50 years ago and we must not make it one now.

What better way to end this Barka da Sallah than the first line of our national anthem: God Bless Our Homeland Ghana.