Former president JJ Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings have entreated Muslims to use the Eid ul Adha festivities to “commit to what is good.”
As Muslims all over the world celebrate the occasion, the Rawlingses are appealing to them to pray for peace, love and progress in the country.
“It is a period for us to reflect on how much we are willing to commit to what is good, holy and noble,” they said in a statement.
Below is the full statement:
EID MUBARAK TO OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS
On the occasion of Eid ul Adha, Nana and I join Muslims to mark the festival of sacrifice.
Eid ul Adha celebrates Ibrahim’s will to submit to God through the ultimate sacrifice – his son. It is a period for us to reflect on how much we are willing to commit to what is good, holy and noble.
Our prayers and sacrifices to Allah as we mark the day should be full of a common desire to see to the good of our families, communities and especially the deprived. Let us remember to pray for peace, love and progress in our country and commit ourselves to exorcising negative tendencies that do not benefit us or our society.
Eid Mubarak! Happy Eid to all!