Eid-ul Fitr (2017) Message From the National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.

;

National Chief Imam’s message for the Eid-ul Fitr 2017 through his honoured Secretary, Alhaji Khuzaima.

“His Eminence the National Chief Imam of Ghana, Shaikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has asked me to call on the youth to celebrate the upcoming Eidul Fitr in moderation as commanded by the teachings of Islam and admonishment of Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him).

In the interest of Allah and the nation, His Eminence chooses to address the menace of corruption during this year’s  festivity of Eidul Fitr.
His Eminence wonders why we build a system of governance that largely makes us ignorant of Allah’s commands and reluctant to adher to honesty and patriotism, which are fundamental values of all religions.
Our inability of total respect for religuous beliefs makes us forgetful of our destiny and the day of reckoning. 
This is one of the major reasons people easily practice and promote corruption with impunity in our society.

Muslims and Christians believe that every soul is accountable to God for every act that it has done in this world.
His Eminence has asked me to remind you of the following words of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon Him): 
“The son of Adam will not pass away from Allah until he is asked about five things: how he lived his life, and how he utilized his youthful age. How he earned his wealth, how  he spent his wealth, and what he did with his knowledge.” {Tirmidhi}
Nowadays bribery and corruption have become a norm in our lives in many part of the world, and we take part in it without even thinking! This is WRONG, and it is a big sin in Islam.
What is corruption?
Corruption is the misuse of entrusted power for personal or private gain. 

Brothers and sisters, the menace of corruption has become gigantic now that it is being practiced openly. Those in power start demanding what they want, and those who give are very open about it as well. Both parties regard it as a norm; they don’t feel bad about it because – in their reasoning – everybody else is doing it. Those who choose not do it are considered “unintelligent.”
WAY FORWARD
1. We must bring back and intensify the teaching of religious values and morals at the senior high school level.
2. We must ensure that the teachings are being complemented by action and practical application of the contents.
3. Government must put stringent measures to ensure that the state prosecutes culprits and find ways of diverting the energies of the youth into productive ventures that will compell them to abhor corruption.
4. We must collectively do everything possible right from our homes that will make corruption unacceptable and unattractive.

5. Religious leaders, Chiefs, magajiyas, queen mothers and all stakeholders must speak against it publicly and privately and must ensure that it is not encouraged by any lackadaisical acts or attitudes of leaders or their followers. 
God bless our homeland and make it greater and stronger.”
Alhaji Khuzaima Osman

Personal Assistant to the National Chief Imam

Executive Secretary of IPASEC and Tijjaniya Muslims of Ghana

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Eid-ul Fitr (2017) Message From the National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s