‘Be Mindful Of Convenience Of Non-Muslims’

The Coalition of Muslim Organisations in
Ghana (COMOG) – an umbrella Muslim organisation – has called on Muslims to be
mindful of the convenience of non-Muslim neighbours when using loud speakers
for midnight prayers during the remaining 10 days of Ramadan.

In a press statement signed by the General
Secretary of the coalition, Hajj Abdul Manan Abdul Rahman, the leadership of
COMOG has urged Muslims to use the Ramadan period to respect the rights of others,
seek closeness to Allah and forgiveness from one another.

“The Holy Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings
of Allah be upon him) said, ‘whoever believes in Allah and the last day should
not hurt his neighbour’”, the statement said.

COMOG has also reiterated its call for
Muslim leadership to revisit the leadership framework that was proposed by the
organisation three years ago.

“COMOG believes this will facilitate the
Imamship arrangements in the newly created region and at the district levels.
It will also help in the selection of an Imam for the Volta Region which does
not have a regional Imam for some years now”, it added.

In 2016, COMOG inaugurated a 25-member committee to
help come up with a detailed leadership framework that would help in selecting Muslim
leaders.

To date, the committee is yet to conclude its work as
sources close to COMOG have cited “technical challenges” as the reason for the
delay.

Proposed leadership framework is expected to entail a well structured organogram which would be followed in selecting national Imams by all to prevent conflicts.

By Issah Mohammed



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