Dec 3, 2008, 5:57 AM
The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC) and six Islamic scholars in the country yesterday benefited from a donation of 10 brand new motorbikes from a Saudi philanthropist.
The motorbikes are meant to ease the mobility of the scholars and promote the propagation of Islam in the country.
They were distributed to the beneficiaries yesterday at the GSIC head office in Kanifing.
Saudi philanthropist Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Muhaimi, who said his primary objective for visiting the
"I deserve no praise for this, because everything here is from the people of Saudia, who out of generosity decided to support their fellow Muslims in the
According to Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Muhaimi, each motorbike cost D21,500 amounting to a total of D215,000.
He added that this marked his third visit to The Gambia, and that each time he came, he was always happy to deliver some gifts.
"Like I said before, my purpose for coming is only for the Daawah (Islamic propagation), and anything that falls along is just a luck. But be rest assured that any collection I am able to do will reach you in full," he assured Gambians.
GSIC auditor and former Gambain ambassador to
He also said The Gambia is known for its friendship with other Muslim countries, especially the
Drammeh assured the Saudi sheikh that he should feel at home and welcomed at all times.
The 1st Vice President of the GSIC, Imam Sheriff Badjan, expressed gratitude to the donor, and assured him that the motorbikes will be put to proper use. He further assured him of their collaboration in all his work towards the development and spread of Islam in the
The beneficiaries include the GSIC which got two bikes, and the following Islamic scholars who got one each namely, Sheikh Sutay Ceesay, Sheikh Musa Imam Khan, Ousman Massaneh Ceesay, Sheikh Abubacarr Sanneh, Sheikh Omar Mbaye, Sheikh Abu Abubacarr Al Ghanian, Al Amin Ousman Joof and Sheikh Imam Jawla.