This year’s Maulid, marking the forty-seventh (47) came off, drawing mammoth crowds from the Jallo sect of the Tariqatu-l- Tijaniya Sufi of the Islamic religion, despite the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic still hitting hard.
Hand sanitisers, Nose Masks, and Veronica Buckets were readily available to ensure that all protocols related to the dreaded corona virus were strictly adhered to even though the date for the 2021 Maulid of SheihkAhmed Tijani was announced late-barely two weeks before the annual event, in the Bono East Region.
Usually, the schedule and announcement were doneearlier- at least two months to the actual day-to allow for adequate preparation and planning for the celebration of the founder and Supreme leader of the Tariqatu-l- Tijaniya Sufi order (Sheikh Ahmad Tijani).
Last year’s celebration was suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic and the ban on gathering as part of measures to avert the escalation of the disease.
Historically, Maulid is celebrated by many Muslims to honoured the birth of Muhammad.
The Supreme Leader of the Tijannia Muslim Council of Ghana, Sheikh Abdul-Faidi Ahmed AbdulaiMakainoJallo who led the Muslims through series of prayers and urged Muslims to be more peace-loving and adhered to the covid-19 protocols.