Today marks the day of Arafah signalling the commemoration of Prophet Muhammed’s (SAW) final sermon and the completion of the Message of Islam. The day will see the millions of muslims worldwide who have made it to the Holy land of Makkah move from Mina to mount Arafat, also known as the “Mount of Mercy” for the most important part of the Hajj pilgrimage.
The observance of Arafah on the ninth day of Dhu-Hijjah paves way for the observance of Eid-Ul-Adha the following day by the rest of the Muslim Ummah. Eid-Ul-Adha, in essence, marks the culmination of the holy pilgrimage and also Prophet Ibrahim’s famous sacrifice to Almighty Allah.
As these two historic events are being observed, the NPP is pleased to wish all Muslims the very best in these celebrations both of which mark an important milestone on the Islamic calendar. While at it, the party also reminds them of the fact of this day not just being a day for celebrations, but more importantly, a day for them to reflect on their sacrifices, first of all, to their Maker, and then to fellow humans and to society at large.
The NPP, on this special occasion, is thus, calling on Muslims to manifest these virtues which underpin the commemoration of Arafah and Eid-Ul-Adha and accordingly renew their covenant with Almighty Allah, while imploring them especially the youth to exercise moderation to avoid any fatality that may be occasioned by excessive celebrations.
Once again, the NPP wishes them happy celebrations and also appeals to them to use these solemn occasions to pray for the nation and in particular, our hardworking President, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo and his government to continue to deliver prosperity to the Ghanaian people.
General Secretary, NPP