The Women’s Wing of the Islamic Mission Secretariat has voiced concern about the rise of young people in prisons and urged guardians and parents to take good care of their wards to prevent behaviour that may land them in jail.
The wing claimed that a higher proportion of prison convicts were people who were of working age, and if this trend persisted, it did not bode well for the country’s prosperous future.
When the group delivered various gifts to prisoners at the Maximum Prisons, Madam Shaibu Abban, the group’s organiser, offered them the guidance.
Bags of gari, sugar, rice, boxes of soap and detergents, varied soft beverages, toilet paper, bags of sachet water, and other things costing hundreds of Ghana Cedis were among those purchased with member contributions.
The act was done as part of the Mission’s social obligation to the underprivileged in order to show them love and compassion and help them feel included in society rather than neglected.
Almsgiving, according to Madam Abban, is one of Islam’s tenets and rises significantly during the month of Ramadan.
“Such gestures will continue. She emphasised that anyone may end up in jail and stated, “We will continue to pray for the officers here as well as the inmates and hope that they come out rehabilitated.
She exhorted other religious organisations and people to assist prisoners because they were more defenceless.
The gifts were accepted on behalf of the prisoners by the Imam, Deputy Director of Prisons (DDP) Abubakari Abdul Rahman Danf, who expressed sincere gratitude to the Ahmadis for their generosity and support.
In this time when many individuals are facing difficulties in their enterprises, he remarked, “We are overwhelmed with your support and donations.”
“Many have a lot, but they don’t care. Nevertheless, with your widow’s mite, you have helped your brothers who were unlucky enough to end themselves here, some of whom are Muslims and fasting. Allah be with you, he continued.
DSP Abban gave the beneficiaries his word that the Service would deliver the goods.