A major program to mark the return of several Bong County Muslims fromthe Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca has taken place in Bong County. The Program – attended by leaders of Bong County, as well as ordinarycitizens, honored nineteen persons who made the trip to Mecca.
Delivering his sermon at the program, a senior Muslim cleric – ImamAlieuKruayee, told the gathering that the trip to Mecca was a majorfulfillment of the Holy Book of Koran. He called on Muslims to be committed to their faith adding that Allahloves people who are committed to the religion.
Imam Kruayee added that the trip made to Mecca was a major sacrificeundertaken by Pilgrims, reminding others the need to follow the sameexample. He emphasized that Allah loves commitment, warning his fellow Muslimsagainst making inappropriate sacrifices.
According to him, there were some Muslims who decide to kill littleand unhealthy animals on Abraham Day instead of making the sacrificeto the extra mile for their own blessings and respect to the almightyAllah.
Speaking on behalf of the Bong County Legislative Caucus,Representative Prince Moye commended the Pilgrims, pledging hissupport to the Muslim community. The Bong County lawmaker, who presented a cow and five bags of rice tothe Muslim community as his personal contribution, said he has enjoyedlong standing relationship with members of the Muslim community.
Among the pilgrims from Mecca wereMontserrado County RepresentativeSekouConneh, who told journalists after the program, that he was gladto be back from the Holy Land of Mecca, adding that as a committedMuslim, he made the trip to give honor to Allah.
He called on the government to work with friendly Muslim countries tosee how they can assist Liberian Muslims to increase the number ofpeople who make the pilgrimage of Mecca.
By Papa Morris from Gbarnga, Bong County