The Tijaniya Muslims Council of Ghana have called off its annual Maulid celebration which is expected to take place in October this year at Prang in the Ahafo Region due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Council Abubakar Awudu Baba-Yara stated that, this year is the first time the event which started in 1969 is to be called off. A decision He claimed was difficult to take in order to protect and preserve human lives.
Members of the Jallo fraternity are requested to accept the decision with the assurance that the event will come on next year hopefully after things or life bounce back to normal.
The Maulid is an annual event which was initiated by the late Sheikh Abdulai Ahmed Jallo, a great scholar.
At the celebration, Islamic songs of praises are sung and special prayers said for peace and development of Ghana.
Prang becomes the centre of attraction around this time every year as the celebration was characterized by various social and economic activities.
Thousands of Muslims belonging to the Tijanniya sect travel from across the country to attend this event.