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Muslim Faithful Celebrate Eid al-Adha On Ghana Church Grounds

Over 2,000 Muslim faithful worshipped on the grounds of the Takoradi Ghana Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to observe this year's Eid al-Adha celebration. Because the group was so large and could not hold the event in their mosque due to construction and other issues, the Church offered to host it on their property. 

The offer was accepted with great thanks. "We are all brothers and sisters. We are from one heritage," said Chief Imam Alhaji Mohammad Awal in reference to brothers Ishmael and Isaac, sons of Abraham.

The worshipers were led in prayer by the Takoradi District Chief Imam Alhaji Mohammed Awal and his deputy Chief Imam Alhaji Omar Sabutey. The various tribal heads such as the Mamprusi Chief, Fulani Chief, Dagomba Chief among others were in attendance. The Western Regional Minister and MP for Takoradi Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah also attended. In addressing the group he urged for prayers for the nation, unity among the various religious denominations and for citizens to be security conscious. 

Takoradi Ghana Stake communication director, Emmanuel Botwe, attended and welcomed the Muslim community to the Church premises.

According to the Islamic faith, Eid al-Adha is a day to give thanks and celebration for the devotion of Abraham.

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