Kunkujang Mariama Muslim community holds 1st Islamic conference
Monday, May 11, 2009
The Kunkujang Mariama Muslim Community for Dawa and Development, last Sunday held its first Islamic conference in Kunjujang.
Deliberating on the topic "What is Islam?", Oustass Ebrahima Hassan Cham, co-ordinator of the association, who is also a member of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council, spoke at length about Islam and its pillars. He advised members of the association to ensure that their association is registered and has a constitution to guide them in their activities. Representing Momodou Lamin Touray, president of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council, Cherno Darboe, assistant secretary at the GSIC, who was also the guest speaker, tasked the Muslim community in Kunkujang Mariama to ensure that the Islamic religion is practiced in the area.
For his part, Momodou Lamin, a Nigerian teacher at St. Francis Upper Basic School who has lived in the country since 1994, gave a brief history of how he converted to Islam and some of his past experiences when he was a child. He revealed that he converted to Islam in The Gambia in 1994, while he was at Jurunku, Niumi District, in the North Bank Region.
Oustass Ebou Sarr, a teacher at St.Francis Upper Basic School delivered the vote of thanks. The Islam conference was chaired by Musa Jarjue, the founding father of Islam in the community of Kunkujang. The conference was attended by 20 students from Nur Sabah Al-Islamia in Sinchu Alhagie and another group called the "Ambassadors of Peace" from Manduarr in Kombo Central, Western Region. Anyoe who wishes to support this association can contact Abdoulie Bobb, secretary of the association, on 7282908.
Author: by Assan Sallah