Sheikh uses entertainment to spread Islam

The population of Muslims in the country is said to be up to 20% of the total population, which the World Bank puts at 22 million.

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A program that was initially created to teach Muslim children about the tenets of Islam, has attracted many non-Muslim kids.

The creative program, adopts songs and dance, to teach children about Islam.

According to Sheikh Mfouapon Al-Hassan, a teacher at the Rahma Complex,  “Children must know what Islam is all about.”

Adding that “the complex organises recreational activities to attract people to Islam.”

The centre encourages children to fast till 3pm.

When asked why, Al-Hassan said “Our teachers try to highlight the benefits of fasting, especially Allah's forgiveness.”

Adding that the Ramadan fast is one of the pillars of Islam.

The Republic of Cameroon is often referred to as "Africa in miniature" because of  its geological and cultural diversity.

The population of Muslims in the country is said to be up to 20% of the total population, which the World Bank puts at 22 million.

Watch this wonderful video of a child reciting the Quran.

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