COMOG Congratulate All Muslims On The Occasion Of Eid-Ul- Fitr Festival 4th July, 2016
On the occasion to mark this years’ EID-UL-FITR, the end of Ramadhan fast, the Coalition of Muslim Organisations, Ghana (COMOG), with immeasurable thanks to the Almighty Allaah, would also like to congratulate all Muslims.
During the just ended holy month of Ramadhan, Muslims all over the world have not only denied ourselves food and other human needs at specified times in obedience to the command of our Supreme Creator, but Muslims have also engaged in spiritual revival, sustained prayers and supplications, meditation, spiritual self-appraisal, soul-searching, forgiveness and reconciliation – all with a view to purging ourselves spiritually for the sole purpose of seeking the pleasure, forgiveness and blessings of the Almighty Allah.
In Ghana, the prayers and supplications of Muslims must have focused on one major issue, among others: violence-free elections.
On the December 2016 elections, COMOG would urge all Ghanaians not only to pray for peace before, during and after the elections, but also to support our prayers with thoughts, utterances and actions that are naturally consistent with the avoidance of violence and the nurturing and maintenance of peace.
In this regard, COMOG would urge the relevant agencies and authorities, especially the EC and security agencies, to ensure JUSTICE, FAIRNESS and FIRMNESS in the performance of their duties during the conduct of the elections. We must all agree that it is unrealistic for peace to prevail in an atmosphere of manifest injustice and unfairness. When the electoral exercise is conducted with reasonable justice and fairness, the security agencies will have the moral courage to deal firmly with all cases of infraction of the law and regulations.
COMOG would furthermore urge the media to continue to carefully moderate the dissemination of information, ensuring that offensive and virulent language is either controlled, not hyped or not published or aired at all, in the interest of peace and public order.
COMOG, as a Muslim organization believes that it is only Allah who chooses leaders. We therefore pray to Him to choose for Ghana a leader who will be God-fearing, honest, truthful, sincere, considerate, just and fair in his management of the nation’s affairs, including the distribution of appointments and national resources.
On this auspicious occasion also , COMOG would like to reiterate our call on the muslim Chiefs and the Stakeholders in the muslim community to reconsider the way celebration of the Eid by the youth in Accra and some parts of the country is being carried out which does not reflect the good image of Islam.
May the Eid inspire us all to renew our determination to support and promote the cause of peace and heal the wounds of the past. EID-MUBARAK.
Abdel Manan Abdel Rahman