Takaful Gambia donates over D500, 000 as Zakat

Monday, July 09, 2018

Takaful Gambia Limited, an Islamic insurance company Thursday donated D511, 000 to the needy as Zakat (Payment made annually under Islamic law on certain kinds of property and used for charitable and religious purposes, one of the Five Pillars of Islam).

Held at their head office in Pipeline, the amount was distributed among four groups which include individuals, various hospitals, mosque projects and Quranic schools.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, the Company’s chief executive officer Aja Sainabou Gaye-Jallow thanked the staff of the Company for their tireless efforts, saying the loyalty of their clients has also contributed to the success of the day. “Takaful works according to the laws of Islam. The Sharia committee lends a helping hand to the company for it to reach the stage it is today,” she said. She urged everyone to join the company to give back to community in form of support.

Alhagie Ebrima Jallow, board member of the Company said since inception, Takaful has been giving back to the communities which amounted at nearly 6 million dalasis which, she said is done in accordance with the Sharia law. “We have a Sharia board that usually guides us to operate the company and every decision we attempt to make we consult the board first to know if it is in line with Islamic teachings.”

Oustass Abdoulie Drammeh, Deputy Imam Ratib of Banjul said the company belongs to everyone, adding that sharing of its profit is part of their civilian duties. He urged the recipients to use the money accordingly. 

Author: Fatou B Cham