Dec 16, 2009, 2:41 PM
Mrs Cindy Gregg, charge d’affaires at the US Embassy in
“We want to make sure that we are open to all religions, and it is also important that we honour your religion, especially in the Holy month of Ramadan,” she said, adding that this is why the Embassy gives out Ramadan and Koriteh gifts annually.
According to her, the gesture is part of the United States Embassy’s efforts in honouring Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan and the Koriteh feast.
The beneficiaries are Imam Malick Islamic Institute in Kanifing;
Each of the five institutions received items for their mosque or prayer grounds including two big plastic prayer mats; two medium plastic prayer mats; one loud speaker to call for prayer; two single praying mats and ten praying beads.
Dilating on the importance of education, Mrs Gregg said education is the way to the future. “It is also important to the Islamic religion,” she added.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Alhagie Ousman Jah, Executive Director of Islamic Centre for Harmonization of Schools of Thoughts and member of the Cadi appeals’ panel of the High Court in
“Islam is all about unity and living together in harmony, and we know that the
According to Ousman Jah, the ceremony signifies the call for people to come together to unite themselves under one umbrella of humanity.
Alhagie Essa Jawara, proprietor of Bilal Islamic Boarding School, also commended the Embassy for the support, assuring them that the donated materials will be used wisely.