GCDGG UNVEILS STEERING COMMITTEE
Organizers of the Gambia Conference for Democracy and Good Governance (GCDGG), which took place in Raleigh, North Carolina, on 17 – 19 May 2013 have unveiled the permanent steering community.
In a press release signed by Co-chairs, Banka Manneh and Lamin Tunkara, confirmed that 21 of the 27 proposed member steering committee have been selected from the Gambia and Gambian diaspora. Six remaining member positions in the committee are yet to be selected.
Posted on August 19th, 2013 >>Read more...
Who in the world would not enjoy sitting back watching the making of a “rising star” unfold right before your eyes? It is even more amazing if the would-be star is at a tender age, handsome and brilliant.
And it is a blessing for the parents of such a child-star, who are gradually realizing the wonderful fruition of their tireless efforts and challenge in raising a Muslim child in the West. They would talk about how proud they are of him or her to acquaintances and strangers alike anytime the opportunity presents itself.
This is exactly the way the Parents of eight year old Abdourahman Jarju feel about him. Who can blame them anyway? In fact both family friends and colleagues of the parents frequently express similar sentiments about the young man. They have all noticed the exemplary display of brightness, brilliance, and the qualities and potentials of a great Islamic scholar. And so far, he has lived up to expectation.
Abdourahman Jarju has already won several awards from various Quranic recitation competitions for Muslim Kids organized in the Seattle area. A notable event of such was the one organized by the University of Washington and Islamisquiz.org. He came out on top of the junior level one. Abdourahman was born in Seattle Washington of Gambian Parents who immigrated to the United States more than a decade and half ago. His parents are devoted Muslims who committed their first child to the Islamic Institute of Seattle two years ago to learn the Quran and Islamic practices. Abdourahman is among many Muslim children in the Puget Sound area, with parents of foreign origin who attend the Seattle Islamic Institute. However his talent and intelligence stood-out for teachers and students alike. He has led his class in reading (recitation), writing and memorization of the Quran on several occasions. You can hear his most recent recitations on Samakung Public Radio today and every Friday Insha Allah.
Islamic Quiz 2012
The quiz is over and boy was it an awesome day! We had a wonderful time with everyone. The players were amazing and the oral contest was really fun to watch.
2nd Place: Aasiya Sathar
3rd Place: Tasbeen Iman
1st Place: Abdullah Mohammad
2nd Place: Hassan Azmy
3rd Place: Hannah Langha
1st Place: Kawthar Bakhach
2nd Place: Hamza Siddiqui
3rd Place: Nada Azmy
2nd Place: Ghina Mubin
3rd Place: Oumaima Barrak
1st Place: Kassim Sheikh
2nd Place: Mohamed Mohamed
3rd Place: Moneer Marouf
1st Place: Zanoor Yusaf
2nd Place: Mohammed Pirbhai
3rd Place: Aana Farooqi