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 Thursday, 24th December, 2009, at 09:59am

General News By Abdul Karim Naatogma/citifmonline | Wed 23rd December, 2009 9:20 GMT

Imam Hussein Rashid, Chief Imam and Leader of the Salawatia Muslim Mission in Ghana has challenged Ghanaian Muslims to downplay the widespread misconception that Islam is a religion of violence.

He regretted that Muslim communities in Ghana popularly known as Zongos have always been tagged as violent prone areas hence worsening their under-developed nature and appealed to particularly the youth to discard that notion by considering education as the key to their future progression.

The Salawatia Muslim Mission Leader added that the only way this goal could be achieved in life is the need for Muslims to eschew all forms of social vices in their deprived communities and rise up to the challenge of seeking adequate and comprehensive knowledge.

Sheikh Imam Rashid, holder of the Islamic title Qutub Az-Zaman threw the challenge at a colorful ceremony held in Gumani by the Salawatia Muslim Mission to congratulate and honour Sheikh Dr. Al-Husain Zakaria on his acquisition of Doctorate degree in religion and development from theUniversity of Ghana.

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