Director o Research and Development of IPASEC presents academic paper at OXFORD University

Tuesday 30th July, 2019

The Director of Research and Development of the Islamic Peace and Security Council of Ghana (IPASEC), Sheikh Dr. Mohammed Marzuq Abubakar aka Azindoo who doubles as the Deputy Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam and also a lecturer of the University of Applied Management, Ghana Campus has been invited by the Oxford University of the United Kingdom to deliver an academic paper orally at the Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University from 31st to 2nd August 2019.

Sheikh Dr. Marzuq Abubakar is popularly known as Azindoo in the Dagomba community in Ghana, Dr. Marzuk within the academic arena and Sheikh Marzuq in the Zango and Muslim Community.

Sheikh Marzuq is also a regular columnist on some print media in Ghana and abroad and the brain behind the regular "literary discourse" on Myjoyonline.

He is accompanied at the Oxford University by Alhaji Khuzaima Mohammed Osman, the Personal Assistant to the National Chief Imam and the Executive Director of IPASEC together with some family members.

Sheikh Marzuq will be delivering his speech titled “Religion and Education as Tools of Human Dignity and Civilization” tomorrow Thursday 1st August 2019 at noon gmt and it is hoped that he will use that platform to showcase the Ghanaian culture of Peace and Tolerance as being promoted by the National Chief Imam of Ghana.

Sheikh Marzuq will certainly put GHANA on the World map again as the World faces and battles armies of cultural, racial and religious extremists and intolerance.

The Islamic Peace and Security Council of Ghana (IPASEC) is proud to have one of its own members and indigene of a Zango community delivering an academic paper at a prestigious and famous institution such as Oxford University before the gathering of top academic leaders and researcher in the World.

Former Presidents, John A. Kuffour, John D. Mahama and the current Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia made headlines in Ghana when they were invited to deliver speeches at Oxford University.

We therefore find this very worthy of news to encourage and motivate the up and coming younger generations of the Ghanaian society particularly the Zango youth to aspire to achieve greatness in the World of academic field and research and shun the local mantra "Allah will provide" while doing nothing.

Quran chapter 29 verse 69 says that “And those who strive for Us - We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good”. This also covers anyone who strives lawfully to make ends meet or do good things.

We pray to Allah and ask Ghanaians to pray for the safe return to Ghana of our champions of Peace, Tolerance and Human Rights.

Sheriff Ali Danbukar 

Director of Operations, IPASEC