Ayew brothers attend Eid al-Fitr celebrations


Ghanaian duo, Dede Ayew and Jordan Ayew  joined Muslims in Ghana to marked the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The West Ham United  Star Ayew attended the ceremony with Muslim scholars in Nima, a suburb of the capital Accra, to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, an important religious holiday marking the end of the month of fasting.

Ayew and brother Jordan, the Swansea City forward, joined Ghana’s National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, Minister of Inner City and Zongo Development Boniface Abubakar Saddick, and other prominent Islamic Scholars, for the annual Qur’anic recitations and special prayers.

During his visit to the country where his father, the former Ghana and Marseille midfielder Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew, was born, Ayew also donated an undisclosed amount of money to the National Chief Imam and Sheikh Mohammed Ridwan, host of the annul recitation as their special gifts for the Eid Ul Fitr celebration.

The Hammers and Swansea forwards also donated rice, cooking oil and milk to the local Kado Mosque, to enable local people to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

The brothers also joined Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi at a Mosque at the Firdaus Foundation for Social Services, which distributes food to needy families across Ghana, in Nima to observe the traditional Friday congregational prayers.

One of the Five Pillars of Islam, Ramadan is an annual worldwide month of fasting, during which Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids and smoking from dawn until sunset.

Ramadan, which this year ended on Saturday 24 June, typically includes the increased offering of prayers, recitation of the Quran and an increase of doing good deeds and charity, as was illustrated by the Ayew brothers during their visit to Ghana.

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