A mosque at Rawlings park.Last prayers was on Friday, the 17th of October, 1986 was demolished with an excavator on Saturday, the 18th of October, 1986.
A mosque at Rawlings park.Last prayers was on Friday, the 17th of October, 1986 was demolished with an excavator on Saturday, the 18th of October, 1986. Exactly 35 years ago.This mosque has a long history. It was built in the 1880’s. And there were great Imams of that time. Before the brought the teaching of Islam in the mosque. So when the mosque was demolished, then the teaching of the Quran moved from Accra Rawlings park to the new Mosque at Abbosey okai. Before the mosque was demolished it was addressed to some of the elders and great men but they refuse to allow the government to demolish the mosque, by asking the government to demolish it with them inside the mosque, this went on for two weeks with much confusion, but at the end of it all it was demolished but before it was demolished. Policemen came to surround the mosque. At that moment it was chief imam Muktar Abbas who was the imam in 1986, And Mallam Usman Sharubutu was his personal assistant. Imam Muktar Abbas was the one giving prayers at Abbosey okai. Imam Nuhu Sharubutu was the one giving prayers at the old mosque in Accra. When they came to announce there was a compensation with a land in kanda where a Turkish people now constructed a newly built mosque as a sign of replacements of the old one.