ACTNews, GHANA – Islam is a minority in Ghana. Of the total 31 million population, only about 15 percent of them are Muslims. The majority of Ghanaian Muslims live in the northern part of the country while the economic activities are centered mostly in the south, making the poverty rate higher in the north.
Inevitably, this affects the economy of the Muslims in Ghana. They can barely buy enough food, let alone afford decent Quran copies for them to use.
Firdaus Guritno from Global Humanity Response – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) said many families have only one Quran that they use it turns. “Even so, they never stop learning and reciting the Quran,” said Firdaus, Monday (6/12/2021).
To facilitate their learning and reciting the Quran, Aksi Cepat Tanggap provided new Quran copies for over 1,300 Ghanaian Muslims. The distribution took place in seven regions in Ghana that are considered very poor: Badu, Yeji, Nalerigu, Ahwai, Mamponteng, Old Tafo, and Maase.
The Muslim children in these areas were very happy when receiving new Quran copies. They immediately opened and read them together.
“The main beneficiaries of the Quran copy distribution were students at the Madrasas in Ghana. We hope that our assistance will facilitate and fuel their enthusiasm for studying Islam,” said Firdaus.
This Quran copy distribution was the second to be held in 2021. Previously, a similar program was held in Marth 2021 in which Quran copies were distributed to students at the Bodomase Islamic School in Ghana.