Muslims in Tema on Tuesday gathered at the Tema Sports Stadium to commemorate Eid-ul-Adha, the feast of sacrifice.
Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated in the month of Zil-Hajj. It is marked to honour the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his young and first born son in obedience to Allah’s command.
Alhaji Adam Abubakar, Tema Metropolitan Chief Imam, said the essence of the Eid-ul-Adha festival is to promote co-existence and peace among “ourselves” as one people and to submit to the will of Allah.
He said the festival is celebrated to maintain unity in our communities and also offer zakat and sadaqah (giving alms to the needy and the poor) in the society.
Speaking to GNA, Alhaji Salim Salim, Secretary to the Tema Metropolitan Chief Imam, said an animal is slaughtered on that day in accordance to the Islamic teachings and shared among relatives, friends, poor and needy in the society.
Mr Anwar Sadat Mamudu, a Muslim worshipper, said the festival brings together people from all walks of life, making new friends, meeting families and planning development projects in the community.
The ceremony was attended by Muslim women, men and children dressed in colourful attires. GNA