New Islamic school for Lamin
Friday, May 23, 2008
The people of Lamin Village have finally secured a plot of land for the construction of a village Islamic School and a centre, thanks to the intervention of the Alkalo, Mbemba Bojang, and the village mosque development committee.
The 100 square meter plot of land, according to the PRO of the village mosque development committee, Mr Faye Manneh, was given to the village by the Alkalo, when he was asked to help to that effect, in a bid to strengthen, spread and further facilitate the development of the Islamic faith and teachings.
"Without learning institutions, we will see the eventual decline and dying of the religion in our communities, and as leaders and parents we have an obligation and a social responsibility to ensure that we keep the teachings of Islam alive, for posterity," said Mr Manneh.
He revealed that currently the mosque committee had gathered D13,000 dalasis, which is a very small amount for the project in plan.
"We have sought assistance from many sources but the response has not been very impressive. Any form of help, either morally, in kind or in cash, will be greatly appreciated, Manneh reiterated.
He further called on Muslims to take ownership and responsibility for the strengthening and spreading of the religion "as therein lies our ultimate salvation."
For the imam of Lami Village, Sulayman K. Bojang, any effort or money that one invests in religion is really well spent because "Allah will surely repay you fully with an immense reward." Imam called on the people of Lamin to utilise this opportunity of constructing an Islamic school for the benefit of the entire village.
Any person willing to help in this noble cause can contact the mosque committee on: 7777258 or 7098060.
Author: by Ebrima Jatta