General News Tue, 30 Apr 2019

Muslim youth urged to resist being coerced into political vigilantism

Muslim youth have been urged to resist being coerced into political vigilantism, but rather concentrate on developing skills and abilities to contribute positively to society.

Apart from risking death and injury, he said there was nothing else to gain from such acts.

Alhaji Yakubu Anderson, President of the Ghana Academy of Muslim Professionals, said this in Accra, following a Ramadan health walk and lecture by the Academy.

Touching on the walk and health screening he said, the Ramadan was supposed to ensure both the spiritual and physical well-being of Muslims.

Alhaji Anderson said when the two major components of the human being were intact, that enabled a person to attain greatness in any venture and the exercise was the first of its kind, and would be repeated yearly.

Mr Issah Sumaila, a registered Dietician, advised Muslims to pay particular attention to their food intake during the fasting period.

He said when breaking the fast, people should avoid taking in just any kind of food in large amounts to make up for the fast as taking in large quantities of food with high oils and spices could be harmful.

He recommended that ideally, the fast should be broken with the date palm fruit, or any other fruit that was not high in acid, because some people did not react well to such fruits.

The Dietician said fasting, apart from its spiritual benefits, held therapeutic gains, and could control or treat conditions like diabetes once it was done rightly.

The walk which began at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and ended at the Police Mosque in Cantonments, had over a hundred members and participants were also given the opportunity to take health checks on their sugar levels and blood pressure.

The event was a collaboration between the Ghana Academy of Muslim Professionals and the Islamic Medical Association of Ghana.

Source: Ghananewsagency.org