The Hajj Board has held a National Thanksgiving and Prayer service at the Hajj Village to mark the completion of a successful 2018 Hajj pilgrimage.
Addressing the media, the Chairman of the Board, Sheikh I C Quaye said, 2018 Hajj, will go down as the best ever pilgrimage held in the history of Ghana.
He was however, quick to give credit to Almighty Allah, for a successful Hajj and commended the unconditional suport, offered by government as well as the commitment of it members as reasons for the success chalked so far.
A white cow was slaughtered after the recitation of the Holy Quran and prayers offered to show appreciation to Allah, the President and His government as well as the nation for another mile stone in the history of Hajj.
The Ceremony was attended by the Council of Zongo Chiefs, Imams and well wishers to celebrate the successes of the current hajj board.
After thanking the President and the government, the Chairman of the Hajj board Sheikh I.C Quaye explains some of the areas that made 2018’s Hajj a success.
He also addressed some of the difficulties it encountered and has promise to tackle it subsequently.
The Hajj Board warns that, the rational behind mandatory finger prints on all pilgrims across the globe was to prevent multiple hajj within a five year period. Hence a repeated pilgrim shall be slapped with 3000 Ghana cedis penalty.
The Head of Dawah at the Hajj Board, Shiekh Doctor Mohammed Ibrahim, after leading the thanksgiving and prayer service used the occasion to advice the especially the Moslem Youth to refrain from using voilent methods in seeking redress.
He however, condemn the act of dooms prophecies in the Country.
Story by Lamin Hamahulai