Thousands to gather in Salikenni for annual ‘Gaamo’

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thousands of Muslims from across The Gambia and beyond will be gathering in North Bank Region’s Central Baddibou community of Salikenni to observe the community’s annual Gaamo on Saturday 2nd March, 2019.

It will be held under the auspices of venerable and renowned scholar Sheikh Alhaji Omar Ceesay under the Theme: Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century: Conspiracies, chaos, challenges, disunity and Way forward.”

Sheikh Alhaji Omar Ceesay said since a third of the world population is Muslim; it is relevant that scholars inform Muslims the true perspective of Islam in the world of misinformation and disinformation. “Islam is not only a religion, but also a culture, tradition and civilisation,” he told this medium. 

The Gaamo attracts thousands of Muslims many of who usually gather at the Sheikh’s compound and at the central Mosque, seeking prayers for blessings.

Sheikh Alhaji Omar is a Mauritania-Saudi trained Islamic scholar who graduated from the University of Riyad, now known as King Saudi University in Saudi Arabia in 1978 and has since dedicated his life to the teaching and propagation of Islam in The Gambia and beyond.