Accra, Muharram 21/Apr 15 (IINA)
- Ghana was formerly known as the Gold Coast, because the mining
of this commodity was the most profitable commercial undertaking
at the time in this West African country that overlooks the
Out of its population of 20 million, Ghana’s Muslims account
for 45 percent of that population.
Sheikh Hassan Khalid, a prominent Ghanaian Islamic Daawa
activist said that Islam reached through Daawa activists who
visited the country from the neighboring African countries,
whose sole aim was to spread Islam to their neighbors.
Sheikh Hassan told DAAWA magazine that many of Ghana’s Daawa
activists got their Islamic education in mosques where the
activists from the neighboring countries used to give
instruction to the Muslims, adding that the mosque in Ghana is
playing a prominent role in the lives of the Muslims here.
He said apart from being a place of worship, the mosque is
also a place of learning, scholarship, and guidance, adding that
in addition to the learning the Holy Qur’an the faithful learn
other subjects, such as the Prophet’s Hadith, and other Islamic
Sheikh Hassan Khalid said that the Daawa activists of Ghana
are now focusing their attention on the Muslim youths, so as to
prevent them from going astray, and lead them toward the proper
path and the correct Islamic practices.
Speaking about some of the problems facing Ghanaian Muslims,
Sheikh Hassan said that ignorance is one of the problems, and
the Daawa activities face the problem of lack of resources, and
this has made it impossible to acquire new and modern methods of
spreading the Islamic Daawa. These include printing presses and
other communication equipments.
Sheikh Hassan also referred to the sporadic frictions between
Muslims, and said that these frictions also hamper Daawa work,
in one or another.