The Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Ghana (FOMWAG) is advocating for Muslim women to actively pursue political leadership roles, emphasizing that such involvement aligns with Islamic principles.
Hajia Safura Andani, a national executive member, stressed that engaging in politics is not forbidden in Islam; rather, it depends on practicing it with pure intentions and sincerity.
Hajia Safura emphasized the importance of adhering to Islamic principles while participating in politics, urging Muslims to follow the guidelines laid down in the Quran and the hadiths of the holy prophet.
Despite the perception of politics as a potentially murky field, she encouraged fellow Muslims to maintain integrity and approach it in a righteous manner.
“My advice to them is that women should be involved in politics, a lot of our people think politics is Forbidden or Haram in Islam, politics is not haram in Islam it depends on how you practice it,” she said.
In a plea to the youth, she urged them to reject election violence, highlighting that there are no benefits in such actions. She lamented the use of young individuals for violence, emphasizing that politicians do not put their own children in harm’s way and questioned why the youth would allow themselves to be used for such purposes.
“Politicians will never use their children for violence, so why do you allow yourselves to be used, you are your parents insurance, your parents have invested in you to go to school, so why will you allow someone who is taking care of his children somewhere to come and use you? If you die, you are dead for nothing,” she lamented.
Meanwhile, Hajia Zeinab Sallow, an aspiring parliamentary candidate for the Asawase constituency, expressed confidence in winning the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primaries.
During the 14th Annual Conference of FOMWAG in Kumasi, Sallow asserted that her leadership would bring effective unity to the party in preparation for the 2024 elections. She also urged the youth to avoid electoral violence during the upcoming primaries, emphasizing the importance of maintaining peace and unity post-election.
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