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Gunjur assistant imam urges Muslims to support the poor, relatives

Aug 21, 2012, 11:34 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Essa Darboe, second deputy imam of Gunjur, has challenged Muslims to support poor and needy people as well as relatives, instead of spending their wealth on things not necessarily germane.

Imam Darboe made these remarks during his Koriteh sermon at the Gunjur praying grounds where hundreds of worshippers from across Gunjur and its environs congregated to say their Eid ul Fithr prayer.

Muslims should always support one another, especially the poor and needy, close relatives and the disabled in society, Imam Darboe avers.

He also said Muslims should spend their Koriteh blessing Allah other than attending parties and picnics.

“Muslims should force their children to pray when they get to the age of seven,” Imam Darboe said, adding that parents should not spare the rod and spoil the child, especially when they get to the age of eight.

Muslims should always discourage their children from going to night parties and picnics and teach them more about their religion, he added.

The Gunjur assistant imam also prayed for peace and unity to prevail in The Gambia and other countries around the world.

Imam Darboe advised Muslims to always show love to one another by supporting the good deeds and initiatives of others as well as by giving material assistance to people, especially the poor, the needy and the less privileged in the communities.