Former President John Mahama has wished Ghanaian Muslims well as they celebrate Eid al-Adha today, Friday, 31 July 2020.
In a goodwill message, the flag bearer of the biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said: “I send best wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters as we celebrate Eid al-Adha”.
“May Allah continue to pour his blessings upon our land and prosper every Ghanaian”, he added.
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has, also in wished all Muslims well.
In a statement, he said: “I pray we use the occasion of Eid al-Adha to reflect on the spirit of sacrifice and loyalty that inspired Prophet Ibrahim to accept Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Our nation requires this of us – that we sacrifice our abilities and talents to the building of a Ghana Beyond Aid”, he said in a goodwill message, noting that Eid al-Adha “is a celebration of the true essence of Islam – peace and submission to the will of Allah.”
“I urged all Muslims to take advantage of this holy months of Zhul-hijja, to pray for the peace of our nation, as we count down to election 2020”, the President encouraged.
He said: “On my part, I pledge to continue to do my utmost to help build a society of opportunities for all, irrespective of creed, ethnicity or gender”.
Mr Akufo-Addo also urged adherents of Islam not to lose sight of the raging COVID-19 pandemic amid the festivities.
“Even as we celebrate, I urge all of you to continue to observe the protocols that will keep us safe from COVID-19”, he said.
“I’m confident that, insha Allah, next year, we shall celebrate together in a brotherly and sisterly fashion”, he noted.
He added that: “We, the people of the Book – Christians and Muslims – owe it to our Abrahamic ancestry to continue to foster the spirit of unity and peaceful coexistence that have made Ghana the envy of many nations”.