Sheihk Abubakarr Sumaworo
The Grand Mufti for the Gurley Street Mosque in Central Monrovia Sheihk Abubakarr Sumaworo has called for a legislation to have the end of the holy Ramadan celebrated here as a national holiday.
He said such legislation will enable Muslims across the country to effectively share the good news of Almighty Allah to all. Sheihk Sumaworo made the call on Thursday, 6 July when he delivered his sermon to mark the end of Holy Ramadan.
He cautioned Muslims in the country to exercise tolerance and desist from violence, including act of terrorism, stressing that this kind of mindset will help Muslims to be in peace with other religions. The Grand Mufti reminded all Muslims in Liberia whether citizens or not to unite and forge ahead with common thought.
He said be it Gola Muslims, Mandingo Muslims, Fulanis Muslims or Gbandi Muslims, they are all of the same faith, and should live and serve God in harmony. According to Sheihk Sumaworo, the issue of Muslims identity in Liberia has been destroyed, urging Muslims to regain their identity by sending their children to school to acquire knowledge so that in the future, they will be placed in higher positions in government.
“You must not allow your children to disobey state authority, teach your children to refrain from the issues of Boko Haram, and that of terroristic act, Muslim communities should always be in peace and harmony,” the Islamic cleric said.
The Ramadan celebration brought together Muslims from diverse backgrounds, praising and thanking Almighty Allah for his bountiful blessings and lasting peace.
By Zee Roberts-Editing by Jonathan Browne