Lebanese Community distributes Ramadan gift

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Lebanese community in The Gambia, under the leadership of Ahl Al Bait Islamic Association, last Wednesday distributed over 200 bags sugar, rice and milk powder to  Muslim communities in The Gambia.

The ceremony was held at the Lebanese community’s office in Old Jeshwang, Kanifing Municipal Council.

The gift targets Imams, religious leaders, the Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) and other needy members of society as well as the major hospitals and health centres in the country.

Imam Rabih Fiarhat, speaking on behalf of the donors, said the activity was part of an annual exercise. The exercise, according to him, is in line with the teachings of Islam.

The Lebanese Imam spoke at length on the importance his association attaches to helping the needy and less fortunate, especially in the Holy Month of Ramadan.

He asserted his association’s open door policies, especially to work with the government of The Gambia under the leadership of President Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, at all times. Imam Baba Leigh and Imam Tafsir Gaye, speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed their gratitude over what they jointly described as a generous and timely gift which is in line with the spirit, teachings and practices of the Prophet.

Author: by Sanna Jawara