Ashanti Regional Chief Imam Sheik Abdul Mumin Haroun has expressed that there is nothing objectionable about Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia visiting a Christian Church and participating in activities where he is seen with believers.
The Chief Imam emphasized that Islamic doctrines do not disapprove of such actions, especially when the Vice President is not engaging in Christian worship.
“It is not a sin that he goes into a church to fellowship with them. The fact that he go there doesn’t mean he is worshiping the Christians way”, Sheik Abdul Mumin Haroun stated.
“Bawumia engaged with the Christians for peace”, he added.
He highlighted the importance of the Vice President’s engagement with both Muslim and Christian communities, stating that a Muslim leader who avoids interaction with fellow Christians does not promote peace and unity.
“If you become a leader and you don’t get close to Christians it means you are not a god Muslim and you don’t want unity and peace”, he stressed.
The comment from the Chief Imam was in direct response to abusive comments by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram Hon Sam George directed at the Vice President he referred to as a “religious prostitute”.