The President His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa continues to receive goodwill messages from Gambians and non-Gambians. The latest to write to the President include Dr. Halit Eren, the Director General Research Centre for Islamic History, Arts and Culture; Dr. Gasper Gulyas, Honorary Consul of The Gambia to Hungary, and His Excellency Masanneh N. Kinteh, the Gambia’s ambassador to Cuba. The messages read:
It gives me pleasure and honour to send Your Excellency this message after my return home from your hospitable country following the successful realization of the “President Yahya Jammeh International Award for Quran Memorisation Competition” which was initiated by Your Excellency. We are proud of taking part in the organization of this event.
I assure Your Excellency that winning of The Gambia the first award in this competition is an admirable matter. I must say here that the jury members did not take this decision merely because the competition has been organized in The Gambia. But, the Jury made a meticulous, careful and fair selection by choosing Hafiz Mr Ousman Jallow as the first winner. On this occasion, I sincerely congratulate the Islamic Republic of The Gambia.
I am pleased to inform Your Excellency that your generous behavior during the Award ceremony held in Banjul on 27th July had added to the happiness of the Jury members and the participants at the competition. Unlike other competitions, Your Excellency’s bountiful act had given this competition a different aspect. In the names of all participants, I am pleased to express my sincere thanks to Your Excellency and pray Allah Almighty that The Gambia would further flourish, be wealthier and prosper under your wise leadership.
I would like to congratulate Your Excellency and the Islamic Republic of The Gambia for this great achievement. I believe this competition will be the beginning of a new era in Africa. The messages of the Holy Quran will Inshallah spread all over Africa.
I take this opportunity to give Your Excellency the happy news that IRCICA has already started its preparations for the organization of the “President Yahya Jammeh International Award for Quran Memorisation Competition for Ladies” which will be held in Banjul in January 2017 along with our International Congress on Islamic Civilisation in West African which we will be organized in Banjul in January 2017.
With the assurances of my kindest consideration.
Dr. Halit Eren
Congratulatory Message for Eid Al-Adha (Tobaski)
Kindly permit me to convey to you, the First Family, the government and people of The Gambia, the warmest and heartfelt greetings of the Staff of this Mission, our families, Gambian Students and the Cuban friends of The Gambia on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha known to us as Tobaski.
The joyous Eid-Al-Adha is a significant aspect of the religious practices of faith in and loyalty to the Almighty Allah (SWT) that impacts on the family as an institution, and the head of the family’s relationship with our Creator, the Almighty Allah (SWT). It is also a period when Muslims perform the Hajj as one of the Pillars of Islam, make sacrifices and give thanks to the Most High.
On this auspicious occasion, we all pray for Your Excellency’s good health and prosperity as well as for peace, stability and progress in our beloved country.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem.
Masanneh N. Kinteh
Eid Mubarak Message
I would like to send my sincere greetings and say Eid Mubarak to H.E Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J Jammeh, GMRG, President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia and Commander-in-Chief of The Gambia Armed Forces. I would like to congratulate H.E and wish a successful future for Him for his family and to the whole of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia
Gaspar Gulyas Dr.