GRFU President, Herbert Mensah calls for peaceful co-existence among Muslims
The president of Rugby Association (GRA) Herbert Amponsah Mensah has on behalf of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) sent felicitations to Muslim brothers and sisters in Ghana and across the world as they celebrate Eid El-Fitir (the Festival of Fast-Breaking).
A statement issued in Accra on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Mr. Mensah said the occasion ushers in a period a deeper spiritual awakening and tolerance among all of God’s children/servant who share the common citizenship and ownership of this earth.
The statement further asked that this period of Ramadan lead all to reach out to what is best for members of the human race.
The statement recalled events at Medina near the Holy Prophet’s mosque in Baghdad the past week, where there was a bomb blast. Also in Yemen and other places in the Middle East, and prayed for Allah to bring about peace in all the countries of the world and among all people regardless of race, religion, geographic and status.
According to the statement, Islam established the equality of all men and women and the sanctity and inviolability of their lives.
The statement quoted portions of the Quran indicating the standards that the Prophet and founder of Islam set with regards to peaceful coexistence with people of other faith.
“May Allah accept your acts of worship and sacrifices and may his peace and mercy reign among all the nations of the earth. This prayer is particularly relevant in a time of great confusion and distress in the region that gave birth to the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam).” The statement said.