Alhaji Lawal Tanimu, the former Manager of the Bolgatanga Intermediate Technology Transfer Unit (ITTU), has called on Muslim youth to endeavour to study and attend to the teachings Islam.
Alhaji Lawal said to be a Muslim scholar, one needs patience and self-restraint to learn and understand the teachings of the religion and the tenets it promotes.
He said this in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga, on Wednesday, four days after the celebration Eid –ul – Adha.
Responding to accusations of violence occurring in some Zongo communities, he said, the Islamic religion was a peaceful one and every Muslim was supposed to be peaceful even though some people associated the religion with violence.
He said the period of Eid was one of sharing and peace and urged all to continue show such love to their neighbours.
Alhaji Sumaila Issaka, a member and liaison of the Muslim and Christian dialogue and also member of the Regional Peace Council, said ignorance contributed to violence in communities adding that though acts of violence was common in past it has reduced in some communities.
In response to recent Islamic Militancy, he said, “no- where in the Quran was it spelled out that people should kill their fellow men” and condemned any act of violence in the name of Islam, adding that this has the credibility of the religion.