Sheikh Oumaru Foutiou Taal Foundation formed
Friday, September 07, 2007
A new foundation called Sheikh Oumaru Foutiou Taal Foundation has been formed in The Gambia. This was earlier announced by Alhajie Baba Leigh (Imam of the Kanifing Estate Mosque).
In a news release forwarded to the Daily Observer, Churchill Falai Baldeh, former Majority Leader and member for Upper Fulladou West, described the foundation as good and timely as it has been formed at a time in The Gambia when President Jammeh revealed his treatment for the first time for the bewildering world pandemic, HIV and AIDS, nd of some miraculously fast and efficacious treatments for asthma, diabetes and high blood pressures.
“If no foundation exists to support President Jammeh’s activities in herbal treatment and health care delivery in general, a foundation must be formed immediately to be twinned or associated with the Sheikh Oumaru Foundation. The reasons for this association are that spiritual excellence and excellence in health sum -up to human excellence” he said.
According to Mr Baldeh, the spiritual excellence in Sheikh Oumaru and the benefits, which accrued from his mission, are manifested in the world particularly in terms of his impact on the lives of the people who have come into direct contact with him or with his message and prayers. “Some of such families are those Sheikh Idriss of Morocco, Sheikh Ebrihim Nyass of Kaolack, Sheikh and Imam Malick of Tivavone in Senegal.
In The Gambia, we had our great grandfather Alpha Molloh, who lodged the Sheikh in his compound in Kaabou from where the birth of King Musa Mulloh was predicted by the Sheikh. We also had the Sheikh Cherno Muhamadou Baba Jallow’s great grandparents and those of the heads of the families of the Fyes, Njies, Jobes’, Sambas’ and others in Banjul.
We also have the Kruballays’ of Basse, the Jammehs’ of Illiassa, the Ceesays’ of Kudang the Darboes’ of Buren, the Mboges’ of Dankunku, the Sonkos of Nuimi, the Khans of Jokadou, the list goes on. One other family worthy of note in the sub-region is Sheikh Alieu Barry’s family in Guinea Conakry” he revealed.
According to him, all this is worthy of mention because of the atrocious good luck, which came to the Sheikh’s family when Sheikh Umarou was approached by Sheikh Alieu’s grandfather for him to bless his family and to pass on some of his spiritual knowledge.
This approach he added, surprised Sheikh Omarou because, during some years that he was in Guinea-Conakry, not one Islamic Scholar requested to be blessed or enlightened in the knowledge of the spiritual world.
“The reason for this complacency is that Guinea Conakry at that time was the foundation of knowledge just like Egypt, Mali, Abyssinia and other places in Africa. Guinea-Conakry alone had more than 99 devour Islamic Scholars and Saints,” he said.
According to him, it is as a result of these complacency, which is about to grip The Gambia that he seeks to warn-all and sundry in The Gambia by this article.
He advised Gambians to now focus in strengthening President Jammeh’s treatment activities and on the spiritual and knowledge-based focus behind the upcoming of Sheikh Umarou Foutio Taal Foundation.
“We in The Gambia, and in fact all of us in the world, should make haste in setting-up such a humanitarian foundation in order to sustain our initiatives before complacence takes control to the detriment of all of us.
Let us not continue to appreciate President Jammeh’s effort in the totality of our development by praise singing for financial rewards seeking alone, but by coming up with real institutions that can generate resources to be used to keep the initiates going long after President Jammeh’s retirement.
As a President, he cannot do it all alone even if he is able to do so, he stands the risk of being accused of using national resources without the due process of the law. To state it simply, we have to have all hands on deck,” he concluded.
Author: Written by D O
Source: The Daily Observer Newspaper