Tijjaniya Muslims call for support in fighting extreme groups
Accra, Aug. 29, GNA - The Tijjaniya Muslims of Ghana (TMG) has called all religious organisations and other stakeholders to join hands in fighting extreme groups and ideologies within the Ghanaian communities.
A statement signed by Sheikh Abdul Wadudu Haruna, President of TMG and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday, said the situation of extreme groups and ideologies should be a concern for all.
'We are calling on all stakeholders to join hands with the Tijjaniya Muslims of Ghana and the Islamic Peace and Security Council of Ghana in fighting extreme groups and ideologies within the Ghanaian communities, irrespective of religion and background,' it said.
The statement commended the family of Nazir on their efforts to eliminate injustice and violent extremism in Ghana and the world at large.
It said the initiative by the family to report their son, who allegedly joined the terrorist group, ISIS whiles studying in Tunisia must be seen as a courageous move and a holy activity that merits Allah's rewards.
It called on all Muslim families around the world and Ghana in particular to be wary of the friends and acquaintances that their children make and monitor their activities, particularly the usage of technology as means of advancing their lives.
'The Tijjaniya Muslims in Ghana, as a Sufi order, believes in moderation in Islam, freedom, advancement of universal human rights and practicing all religions sincerely for the sake of Allah alone,' it said.