Sheikh Abdul Mumin Haroun, the Ashanti Regional Chief Imam has expressed his displeasure over promise by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to build mortuaries for use in Zongo Communities across the country.
Speaking on Okay FM, he noted that Muslims do not keep corpse for long so how on earth could one suggest a mortuary for them when there are other priorities.
“How do you build mortuaries for Zongos, how? How? Even the name mortuary itself is bad, what is kept at mortuaries? We don’t learn there, it is dead bodies that are kept there…because our prophet has entreated us to read if they had promised One Zongo One Makaranta that would have been better,” he said.
“We Muslims don’t keep our corpses for long, if a person dies in the morning he would be buried by midday…So how do you promise us mortuaries, how many people will be kept at the mortuary? If you are not seeking to cause an abomination what else would be your motive about the Zongos? So, we are the ones who deserve mortuaries, we don’t deserve schools we don’t deserve Makaranta or anything good? Our children who do not have access to education is not important to you, you want only your children to be educated whiles our prophet has entreated us to acquire education?” he questioned.