Covid-19: Chief Imam Endorses Akufo-Addo’s Call for National Day of Fasting and Prayer on Wednesday

The National Chief Imam, His Eminence Prof. Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu has endorsed directive made by the President of the Republic, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declaring Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 as a National Day of Fasting and Prayer against the deadly Coronavirus.

A statement issued by the spokesperson for the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu on Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 called on Muslims of all sects to support the call of the president.

“The National Chief Imam Sheikh Prof. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu wishes to draw the attention of all followers of the Islamic faith in Ghana that the President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akofo Ado has declared Wednesday March 25th 2020 as National day of fasting and prayer.
Accordingly Muslims of all sects are entreated to support the presidential call”. The Chief Imam said.

The National Chief Imam also called on Muslims of all denominations to fast on Thursday, 26th March, 2020 in line with the Sunna of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).

“It is important to note that the fasting to be embarked upon on those two days is intended to enhance our collective spiritual struggle to win the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 popularly known as Coronavirus”. The statement added. /Suhiyini Yakubu Abdul Mumin

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