Stop Using Muslim Names to Commit Crimes - Islamic Scholar Warns Trouble Markers
The opinion leader, Alhaji Salifu Saeed advised Muslim youth to eschew indiscipline and lawlessness to ensure peace and development in their communities.
An opinion leader and Islamic Scholar at Kasoa Brigade in the Ga South Municipality of Greater Accra Region, Alhaji Salifu Saeed have lamented over the recent cases of Muslim names popping up in criminal acts in the country.
According to him, although Islamic worship is about good character and not just the use of a name, people use Islamic identities to commit heinous crimes in the country bringing the name of Islamic worship into disrepute.
Alhaji Salifu said Muslim youth should engage in viable ventures that would contribute to national development and that Ghanaians should see themselves as one people and continue to live in peace.
The opinion leader advised Muslim youth to eschew indiscipline and lawlessness to ensure peace and development in their communities.
He further told Muslim youth that, their acts of indiscipline would tarnish the good image of Islam and appealed to them to refrain from indulging in social vices.
Alhaji Salifu issued the warning to this news outlet during the Eid - Ul- Ardha celebration on Tuesday, July 19, 2021, adding that, Islamic worship is not just bearing a name rather putting up a good character to serve as an example for others to follow.
He, therefore, advised Ghanaians particularly Muslim youth in the country to stop engaging in acts that will bring a bad image to the Islamic religion.
Moreover, Alhaji Salifu Seidu cautioned parents, in general, to raise up their children with good practices and principles to make them great leaders in the future.
"We must blame parents whose children are being addicted to drugs as well as getting themselves into money rituals popularly known as "Sakawa " because, if parents were able to take good care of them, they wouldn't reach that point, he said.
"Parents must take full responsibilities for their children to prevent them from teenage pregnancies, drug abuse and cybercrime popularly known as Sakawa for brighter future," he stressed.
Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu Greater Accra Regional Correspondent