21, GNA – Many Ghanaians have commended the National Chief Imam of Ghana,
Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, for worshipping with Christians at the Christ
the King Parish, in Accra, on Easter, ahead of the celebration on his 100th
Birthday celebration, on Tuesday, April 23.
“He is simply
phenomenal - Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu!” a middle aged Christian woman told the
Ghana News Agency. “Over the years he’s impressed us with his quiet but imposing
demeanour - always speaking wisdom, always choosing the way of peace and love
and encouraging his followers to do same.”
A man who
describes himself as a ‘staunch Catholic’ said: “This is good, this is
historic! I have always admired him for his pristine nature and laudable
leadership style. I pray he continues to grow in greater grace and
Ms Agnes Andah,
a young lady, also said, choosing Easter, of all occasions, to make the visit
spoke volumes of the Spiritual leader’s maturity and understanding of the deep
things of God.
media, where the pictures of the event have gone viral, many have invariably
said the gesture would boost the highly commendable peaceful co-existence
between Ghanaian Christians and their Muslim counterparts.
Reports say the
congregants at the Easter Service were ‘pleasantly surprised’ when the Parish
Priest, the Reverend Father Andrew Campbell, welcomed the National Chief Imam,
with his large entourage.
the Office of Sheikh Sharubutu released a statement announcing that,
Ghanaian Muslim Community, including some leaders of non Muslim Faith, is all
gearing up for the all-yearlong celebration of a National ICON of peace, unity
“Many are those
who were fathered, taught and nurtured by this noble, humble and great man of
Allah for a number of decades...,” the statement said.
include Quranic recital contests, a lecture series to be launched by Vice
President Mahamudu Bawumia, special prayers, blood donation exercises and fun
Award would also be conferred on Sheikh Sharubutu, who is already a multiple
April 19, Vice President Bawumia joined worshippers at the Jummah Prayers to
pray for the Spiritual leader as well as the nation, and its leadership.