A major program to mark the return of several Bong County Muslims from the Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca has taken place in Bong County. The Program – attended by leaders of Bong County, as well as ordinary citizens, honored nineteen persons who made the trip to Mecca.
Delivering his sermon at the program, a senior Muslim cleric – Imam Alieu Kruayee, told the gathering that the trip to Mecca was a major fulfillment of the Holy Book of Koran. He called on Muslims to be committed to their faith adding that Allah loves people who are committed to the religion.
Imam Kruayee added that the trip made to Mecca was a major sacrifice undertaken by Pilgrims, reminding others the need to follow the same example. He emphasized that Allah loves commitment, warning his fellow Muslims against making inappropriate sacrifices.According to him, there were some Muslims who decide to kill little and unhealthy animals on Abraham Day instead of making the sacrifice to the extra mile for their own blessings and respect to the almighty Allah.
Speaking on behalf of the Bong County Legislative Caucus, Representative Prince Moye commended the Pilgrims, pledging his support to the Muslim community. The Bong County lawmaker, who presented a cow and five bags of rice to the Muslim community as his personal contribution, said he has enjoyed long standing relationship with members of the Muslim community.
Among the pilgrims from Mecca was Montserrado County Representative Sekou Conneh, who told journalists after the program, that he was glad to be back from the Holy Land of Mecca, adding that as a committed Muslim, he made the trip to give honor to Allah.
He called on the government to work with friendly Muslim countries to see how they can assist Liberian Muslims to increase the number of people who make the pilgrimage of Mecca.