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26.03.2009 General News

Maulvi's 'Journey Towards Peace'

By Times Reporter -
Maulvi's 'Journey Towards Peace'

A 188-page book titled Reflections:  A Journey Towards Peace, written by Maulvi A. Wahab Adam, Ameer and Missionary in Charge of the Ahmnadiyya Muslim Mission, has been launched in Accra. The book is a compilation of thoughts of the author on diverse topics such as attitudes, appreciation, divine bounties, faith, fallibility, freedom and the Sharpville as Massacre, which were broadcast on GBC radio and television  programme in the 1980S under the title  “Reflections”.

Launching the book, Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, a renowned author and playwright, described the ideas in it as coming from a deeply religious mind.  They also provide deep insights into how human beings in general, and Ghanaians in particular, could sometimes negotiate their way across the passage called life.

She  said the author, though a religious leader, does not sound  dogmatic in the book.  Rather, he seems anxious to see a world where there is understanding and appreciation of the different religions by their  leaders.

Prof. Aidoo said Maulvi Adam studied the world, turned over its problems in his mind and commented with clarity and sensitivity.

“His enormous intellect deals with an impressive category of subjects and even objects, that occupied and preoccupied him, or which may only accidentally caught his attention,” she said.

In his remarks, Maulvi Adam said his decision to  compile the  reflections into a book was based on his belief that they have the  potential to contribute to shape people's thoughts, change their attitude and spur then into action.