Eid-al-Fitr : Akufo Addo's gov't should declare its position on ''hijab'' - Dep. Chief Imam
The Deputy National Chief Imam of the Ahlul-Sunna Wajamaa, Sheik Mohammed Kamil, has called on the government to declare its position on the wearing of the Islamic veil, popularly called Hijab, by women in Ghana.
Sheik Kamil in his Eid message urged the President to speak out on the issue, according to him the Mahama-led administration boldly came out to speak on the issue and there was finality on it.
Sheik Mohammed Kamil claims female Muslims who put on Hijab are being harassed by authorities in some schools and other state agencies.
Sheik Kamil said Ghana is a peaceful country and such acts could mar the peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians in the country and called on people to eschew from such stereotyping female Muslims who attire the Hijab.
The Muslim cleric indicated that leadership of the Muslim community have raised this issue with the Peace Council, but some authorities are still harassing Muslim females who wear the Hijab despite the council’s intervention on the matter.