Oct 20, 2011, 12:28 PM
(Tuesday 15th October 2019 Issue)
Rawdatil Majaalis, in collaboration with all Caliph Generals and Grand-Marabous
across the country, Saturday held their first ever national unity Islamic ‘dua’
The event was held at Semega Janneh Memorial hall in Tallinding, under the theme: Put the Interest of Gambia first, before anything. It was attended by Islamic scholars from Cassamace, Fatoto and other part of the region.
It was marked with prayers for the nation and preaching which was mainly centered on unity and togetherness among Gambians despite their political affiliations, geographical locations, and ethnic backgrounds among others.
Majmou’atu Rawdatul Majaalis is an Islamic organization formed to re-enforce unification between the Muslim Ummah in and outside the country. The organization is a strong pillar and advocate for peace, love and oneness with greater attachment to the well-being of the Muslim Ummah and humanity in general.
Commenting on the event, Imam Abdoulie Kanteh, first vice president gave an in-depth background of the organization with their core aims - peace and unity and to follow the right path of the elders. Taking into consideration the method of teaching and educating their family and as well strengthen the religion of Islam without allowing external ideology to enter into Islam.
He said there is peace in The Gambia, but there is need to maintain the peace, saying that is one of the reason they gathered the Imams and Caliphs to recite the Holy Qur’an and pray for the nation and everyone in the country.
Imam Kanteh added that it is only Almighty Allah that knows everything and is the only one that can offer peace. “So we prayed He should continue to give us peace and make the country peaceful for all because Gambia is one and Gambians are brothers and sisters.”
He encouraged both Imams and Bishops to continue preaching and pray for peace, unity and harmony in mosques and churches every day and every time.
Sheriff Nano Hydara, second vice president, Abubacarr Jabbie, PRO Majmou’atu Rawdatul Majaalis among others made similar remarks in a brief interview with them.