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Shaykh Kabbani Visits Ghana

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As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Ghana. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with former Vice President Aliu Mahama.

March 2, 2010 was a historical day for the Naqshbandi students of Ghana as Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Cape Coast's famous slave trade castle. The Cape Coast slave castle, which President Obama and the First Lady visited on July 11,  2009, was a seaside fortress used by slave traders starting in the 17th century. The fortress has now been converted into a monument to the millions of Africans cast into slavery.

The event was poignant and filled with emotions as Shaykh Kabbani entered the rooms and halls of the castle. But it was a blessing for all the souls who perished that God sent a saint of such hight caliber to pray for them. Before leaving the castle Shaykh Kabbani signed its guest book with these humble words:

"It was a sad tour to see all that happened.
Sorry for all the African countries.
May God bless you for your sufferings."

-Hisham Kabbani

March 3, 2010, Shaykh Kabbani visited a school and Mosque in Ghana, run by Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani's representative in Ghana, Shaykh Husein Zakeria. Shaykh Kabbani was struck by the difficult conditions in which the students had to study.

Also on March 3, 2010, Shaykh Kabbani met with Aliu Mahama, Ghana's vice president from 2001-2009.