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28.04.2009 Sports News

Madina Muslim community to undertake health Walk

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Accra, April 28, GNA – The Madina West Council of Muslim Scholars (Ulamaa) have urged members of the community to join in undertaking a Health Walk as a prelude of sensitizing fellow Muslims on the benefits of healthy living.

The Walk, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 will start at 5.30 am from the Mallam Yunu's Mosque at Madina Zongo through Atomic Junction towards North Legon and thence through Libyan Quarters and back to Madina Zongo.

Sheikh Hussain Abdul- Rahim, an Islamic scholar announced this when preaching a sermon after a dawn (Fajir) prayer at UN- Libyan Quarters, a suburb of Madina Zongo at the week-end.

He stressed the importance of exercises to the Muslim brethren which he noted is in consonance with the teachings of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

Sheikh Abdul-Rahim noted that there was the need for Muslims to pursue their religious undertakings in a healthy body and purity, adding that short walks, jogging and other exercises are cardinal to the well-being of all.

He therefore urged Muslims of all ages, men and women and the youth in the community to come out in their numbers to make sure the exercise becomes successful and a frequent undertaking by all.

Sheikh Abdul-Rahim expressed concern about the lukewarm attitude of the Muslim youth and parents for not taking advantage of the school facilities near the community such the Institute of Professional Studies, Accra Training College and the University of Ghana to acquire professional knowledge.

He also condemned the nefarious activities of some alleged Muslim youth engaged in negative activities such as thuggery, pick-pocketing, armed robbery and cyber thefts known as 'sakawa' to get rich quick by all means, which he noted is giving the religion a bad image.

“Muslim parents, teachers, community leaders and the youth must as a whole uphold the good virtues of the religion so that the community can develop and become successful to the benefit of the people”.

Sheikh Abdul-Rahim also called on Muslim parents to be responsible by ensuring that they send their children to school since education was one of the foundation stones of the Islam religion through which the youth can aspire to gain higher academic laurels to help in the propagation of the religion and to become useful future leaders.

Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Alhaji Amadu Sorogbo, Member of Parliament for Abokobi-Madina, a number of Muslim elders as well as the District Police Commander are expected to be Special Guests of honour at the Health Walk.


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