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01.10.2008 Religion

Moslem youths urged to adhere to the “five pillars of Islam”

By gna

Mr Stephen Owusu Afriyie, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ga South Municipal Assembly on Tuesday advised Moslems leaders in the Zongo communities to educate the youth on the five core pillars of Islam for peace and co-existence.

He said “if we have core pillars of Islam, which are the believe in Allah and his messenger, praying five times a day, alms giving, fasting during the month of Ramadan and visit to Mecca, why the use of Zongo boys as land guards, instruments of violence and all sorts of vices?”

Mr Afriyie made the call at Weija Zongo during the celebration of the Eid-ul Fitr.

He said this was the time Moslems must reflect on the past year and use the holy event of Eidul-Adha to “settle their differences and love one another as the December 2008 election approaches”.

He urged them to keep praying for peaceful election, spiritual cleanliness and the prevention of petty squabbles.

He commended Moslems around Weija and Oblogo for their tolerance, understanding and co-existence.

Sarki Mumuni, Chief Imam of Weija Zongo, assured the gathering that his people would maintain peaceful and violent-free election in December 7 2008.

He told the youth to avoid being influenced with money by politicians to create confusion and tension during the elections.