Eid-Ul-Adha: Honour The Spirit Of Sacrifice – Mahama Tells Ghanaians


Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to sacrifice in diverse ways towards the country’s development.

In a message to mark Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday, June 28, former President Mahama said: “As we come together to celebrate Eid ul Adha, let us continue to embody these values and honour the spirit of sacrifice passed down to us from our ancestors”.

He joins other leaders of the country, such as President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to celebrate Eid ul Adha with Muslims in Ghana.

Mr Mahama believes it is a time of reflection to have a deeper connection with Allah and increase humanitarian activities.

“Take a moment to reflect yet again on this special occasion’s importance. It is a time to remember the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim was willing to make to demonstrate his faith and devotion to Allah (SWT),” he noted.

Eid-ul-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide.

It commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

According to Islamic tradition, as Ibrahim prepared to sacrifice, God intervened and provided a ram as a substitute.

The festival is observed on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic lunar calendar, following the completion of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

It is a time of joy, gratitude, and reflection for Muslims.

The festival is usually opened with special prayers before the slaughtering of goats, sheep or cows, among others.