Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu as an exemplary life that reflects the noble tradition of the founder of Islam, Prophet Mohammed.
He was speaking at a Breakfast Lecture for the Chief Imam under the theme: Advancement of Modern Ghanaian Society through Peace, tolerance and Development.
Addressing the gathering at the event, the Vice President pointed out that:
”Mallam, as our father is affectionately called is a blessing to his country. As a man, his remarkable character and way of life epitomize how the Prophet Mohammed wanted Muslims to live their lives.The chief Imam’s patience, humility, compassion and generosity reflects the noble tradition of Prophet Mohammed”.
The Vice President also made it known that the Chief Imam has promoted the inter-faith dialogue between Muslims and Christians which has ensured peaceful co-existence between the two leading religious bodies in Ghana.
”At a time the world is experiencing religious intolerance, leading to unfortunate killing of innocent people by extremists who can’t tolerate other religions, Ghana is enjoying great collaboration between the two religious groups. I felt very proud as a Ghanaian as I listened to the BBC report of the National Chief Imam’s visit to the Catholic Church”. he added.
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu on Sunday joined congregants of the Christ the King Church in Accra in worship.
The visit was ahead of the celebration of his 100th birthday on Tuesday [April 23, 2019).
The Chief Imam was received on arrival by the Parish Priest, Rev. Father Andrew Campbell.
Many social media users who spotted the Chief Imam at the Church said the move is a great effort towards religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence in the country.