The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Ghana (FOMWAG) has urged Muslim parents to be fair to all their children – provide them with equal opportunities for their growth and development.
They should not be seen to be showing greater kind of liking for any of them based on their gender or any other consideration.
The Federation said doing that could only fuel jealousy, bitterness and hatred among siblings and create uneasiness in the family.
Its Upper West Regional Amirah (President), Hajia Bintu Alhassan, made the call at their 14th annual regional conference held at Dorimon in Wa West District.
She said it was necessary that they raised ‘righteous believers’ without discrimination.
She reminded them to also make sure that children were taught the true teachings of the Holy Qur’an.
FOMWAG is an association made up of Muslim women groups in the country and aimed to promote Islam, quality education and peaceful co-existence.
“The upbringing of our children and decent dressing, a collective responsibility of all Muslim women” was the theme chosen for the meeting.
Alhaji Baba Dawud, the Imam of Taqwa Masid and Secretary to the Regional Chief Imam, denounced the way some of the Muslim girls dress – the clothes they wear, and attributed this to peer influence, the power of social media and influx of pornographic materials.
She asked mothers to carry themselves with dignity to become good example – role models to their children.
The Reverend Francis Opoku-Agyekum, Head Pastor of Pentecost Church, rallied Muslims and Christians to work together to make the society a better place to live – purge it of social ills.
They should unite their effort against child marriage, which had become a huge social problem in the area, he added.