For the first time in history, Muslims in Sherigu, a suburb of the Bolgatanga Municipality of Upper East Region have marked this year’s Eid-ul-Adha in the community.

Muslims in Sherigu, for the past trek to the regional capital, Bolgatanga to observe the annual main Islamic festivals, Eid-ul-Adha, a celebration in commemoration of sacrifice which dates back to the era of Prophet Abraham and Eid al-Fitr a festival of breaking the fast to end the month of Ramadan.

But this year, Muslims in the community have ended the long journey by marking these two celebrations in the community. This hopes to give opportunity for non-Muslims in Sherigu to join the religion.

Dressed in colorful jalabia for men and hijab on women during the Eid-ul-Adha prayers at the Sherigu Primary/JHS, the Muslims prayed in thanking Allah for how far He has brought the people of Sherigu and the country at large. They prayed for peace, coexistent, good health and happiness among all and sundry.

The officiating Imam of Sherigu, Sheik Siraj Umar Imam called for tolerance among various religious bodies in and around the community.

“Let us all live in peace for all of us worships one Almighty. Let’s do well to do everything in peace without seeing our differences like Muslims, Christians or Traditionalist”, he said.

Sheik Siraj Umar – Imam of Sherigu Community

Nsoh Apasinaba who represented the Paramount Chief of Sherigu, Naba Aluman Apasinaba II expressed gratitude that the Islamic community has established a unit in the community in observance of the Muslim festivals.

Naba Apasinaba commended the Upper East Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Yussif Adam for delegating an Imam to take charge of the Islamic prayers in Sherigu community. Naba Apasinaba admonished all religious bodies to help in diverse ways to develop the community.

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Nsoh Apasinaba (in smock) with his son, Johnson Ayine Apasinaba

Alhaji Abdulai Amaliba called on well-meaning Muslims of the community but residing in other cities to join the Muslim community in prayers and support towards the establishment of an Islamic School in Sherigu.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|Joshua Asaah

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