According to him, Islam is a religion of peace, love and tolerance,but not a religion of violence as sought to portray by these extremist groups.

wpid-islam.jpgHe said though Ghana has not experienced any terrorist attack as has happened in other countries in Africa and the world, he advised that the country’s security apparatus need to be vigilant as these terrorist groups can infiltrate into the country with the slightest opportunity.

Sheik Iddris-Attah gave the warning in an interview when News Ghana visited the institute.

He further advised Imams to use the prayer sessions in the various mosques to educate Moslem youth on the dangers associated with joining such terrorist groups.

Again, he pointed out that Ghana is a peaceful nation and Ghanaians have lived in peaceful co-existence with one another all this while irrespective of one’s religious, ethnic, tribal or political background and should therefore not allow any person or group of people to divide them under the guise of fighting to defending their religious faith.

He disclosed that the vision of establishing the Islamic Training Centre [ITC] is to train Moslems to become Imams, and hinted that the institute has so far train over hundred students since it was established in 1998, all serving in various mosques across the country.

He noted that the Institute offer courses such as Arabic language, Islamic jurisprudence, Arabic teaching methodology and Islamic Call methodology among others, with students coming from as far as the Northern and Western Regions and other parts of the country.

Source: Robert Ayanful

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