Jun 15, 2009, 7:10 AM
Sheikh Alhaji Bubacarr Jallow Islamic Development Foundation in Bansang,
Central River Region will be launched this Saturday at Paradise Suites Hotel in
The foundation is an Islamic charitable non-profit making legal association established in honour of its patron, Sheikh Alhaji Bubacarr Zaidi Jallow (RA), late Imam of Bansang.
Members say Sheikh Alhaji Bubacarr Zaidi Jallow (RA) was born in the first decade of the 20th century in the village of Ndireh Sebori, Lelumaa in the Republic of Guinea. He lost his father Ousman Taano Jallow at a tender age and spent his early years with his mother Cherno Mariama Jallow (RA), a pious lady from the neighboring village of Towndeh.
Under the care of his maternal uncle Cherno Ebrima Jallow (RA), the Sheikh learnt the Holy Quran and other aspects of Islamic studies at the village of Towndeh. Eventually, with the consent of his uncle and teacher, Alhaji Jallow travelled through the sub region spending some time visiting various Islamic centers in Guinea Bissau and Senegal.
The foundation is seek to promote adherence to Islam and Islamic values and the Tarriqa Tidjanniya, to establish, maintain and support Mosques, Islamic education and other related institutions. It also targets to promote community development initiatives in general and to undertake programmes to enhance the status of women and youth in particular, amongst others.