MFG Global

Ramadan Celebrations

  

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) with it Regional office in Dakar Senegal through the Alqudus Islamic Development Agency

 

 The organizers of the food distribution said they plan to target 1, 000 families in these three areas; five hundred in the capital, Freetown and five hundred in Kenema and Kono districts. The items include rice, vegetable oil and sugar. A total of 500 families benefited from this Islamic largesse. Each family received a bag of 25kg rice, a gallon of vegetable oil and 2.5 kg of sugar. In Kenema, the distribution took place at the office of the Alqudus Islamic Development Agency office on Moisia Street in Kenema City. The National Manager and Founder of Alqudus Islamic Development Agency and also Chief Imam of Kenema District said the foods are gifts from the Sheik Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nah Yan Charity based in the UAE. Imam Alhaji Abdul Karim Morie Junisa thanked Abubakar Mohamed Borbu Sheriff and Sheik Mohamed Turay, representative of the UAE Charity for their efforts in making sure the items reached Sierra Leone. In his keynote address, Sheik M. Turay said the gesture is purely humanitarian meant for Muslims across the country. He disclosed that similar gestures would be replicated in all district headquarter towns in the country before the start of the Muslim month of Ramadan. He said they decided to make the distribution this national, given the need of poor Muslims around the country who would be fasting during the month. Sheik Turay assured that the distribution will be done in a fair and honest manner. He called on Muslims to love one another and to abide by the teachings and practices of the Holy Prophet, Muhammad (SAW-peace and blessing be upon him). In his statement on behalf of the traditional rulers, Chief Foday Soko Kaisamba thanked the UAE charity for the gifts and the Alqudus Islamic Development Agency for facilitating the distribution exercise. He commended Alqudus for their consistencies in its dealing with the Muslim community in Kenema which he noted have always being at the expectation of the general public. Earlier in his opening statement, Chairman of the ceremony, Alhaji Jobo Bockarie Swarray thanked the UAE charity for the gesture describing the distribution as timely. He appealed to the charity to continue supporting Muslims in the country. The Deputy Imam for the Council of Imams in Kenema, Sheik Ibrahim Conteh also thanked the donors and offered a special prayer for the donors, the Alqudus Islamic Development Agency and the nation as a whole