Kumasi May 14, GNA – Sheikh Dr. Amin Bonsu, National Chairman of the Ghana Muslim Mission (GMM) has asked people in leadership positions to let their utterances be pleasant to Allah and motivational to fellow humans.
He said abusive language and derogatory remarks about people in society had the tendency of de-motivating as well as ruining peoples’ life forever.
Speaking at the close of a three-day regional workshop on Islamic Leadership Training workshop on social and religious matters in Kumasi, he said there was the need for people to voice out their grievances when it is beneficial.
The workshop, organised by the Imam Council of the GMM for over 150 Imams from all the districts in the region created a platform for the Islamic Leaders to discuss pertinent issues affecting the growth and the progress of the mission and the religion.
It also discussed among others; the promotion of the health and welfare of members.
Sheikh Bonsu said it was against this back drop that Islam had put strict check on inter-tribal jokes to ensure peaceful co-existence of people and religious tolerance.
He said courtesy and generosity were the hallmark of any true Muslim and must be directed to parents, relatives, poor and the needy and even “to people who do not share our religious beliefs”.
Sheikh Bonsu told the Muslim Leaders to do more education and counselling members as their duty to create peaceful and harmonious society devoid of hypocrisy, wickedness and hatred which hinder human growth.
He stressed the need for Muslims to reject any act which contradicted the teachings of Islam especially, homosexuality which was generating a lot of controversy in the country.
“They should do well to reject it at any platform that this abominable issue, which was a threat to the Ghanaian social and moral values.”