Tiwaoune Mawlud Nabi successful
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The muslim Ummah recently concluded the celebration of the 12th day of Rabi al Awal commonly known as Gamo to observed the birth of the Holy Prophet, Mohammed (SAWS) at the Holy city of Tiwaoune.
The annual event is celebrated throughout the world every year. This year is the 106th Annual Gamo when Serigne Alhagi Malick Sy of Tiwaoune, in Senegal started celebrating it with his fellow Islamic scholars and Talibes. Khalifa Alhagi Ababacar Sy and his brothers Serigne Alhagi Mansour Sy, Serigne Abdul Aziz Dabaah, Serigne Habib Sy and the Talibes continued after him to celebrate it annually. From there, Serigne Abdul Aziz Dabaah continued until after his demise, when Serigne Mansour Sey, present Khalifa General of Tijaniya took over. All the diaras (Talibes) Tijaniya attended the celebration.
The Gambian delegation to the occasion were led by Imam Alhagi Tafsir Gaye, the Khalifa's representative in Banjul and the environs, who first left for Tiwaoune to conveyed greetings of President Yahya Jammeh and the Gambia government as well as to check for the Khalifa's good health .
Before returning, Imam Gaye also had a meeting with Serign Mansour Sey and the Khalifa prayed for the well being of President Jammeh, his government and people of the Gambia.
Two days before the Mawlud, President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal also visited the Khalifa in which Imam Gaye was among the top personalities that recieved him.
President Wade then told the Khalif and the other representatives that his relationship with the family of Alhagi Malick Sy was long before he become president. He prayed for long life and peace to the whole family, particularly to Khalifa Serigne Mansour Sey.
He then emphasised on the success of the just concluded OIC summit held in Senegal attributing it to the prayers from the different countries, including The Gambia. "As the Gambian representative, I was very happy. I greated him and congratulated him for mentioning the Gambia" Imam Tafsir Gaye said.
President Wade was accompanied by his cabinet, including Macky Sall, Speaker of the National Assembly and Maitre Ousman Ngum, Minister of Interior.
The Mawlud was celebrated in all the Zawyas of Alhagi Malick Sy mosques; Serigne Mbaye Sy Mansour and Serigne Ababacar Sy mosque led by Khalifa Serigne Mansour Sy and his brother Serigne Abdul Aziz Sy, spokesperson of the Khalifa and also at grand mosque on the same night to have peace and prosperity.
Author: by Alhagie Jobe