President Nana Akufo-Addo has wished all Muslims well as they celebrate Eid al-Adha today, Friday, 31 July 2020.
“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 month 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”.
Also, former President John Mahama has wished Ghanaian Muslims well on the celebration.
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.