6 February 2013

Gambia: Lebanese Community Celebrates the Birth of Prophet Muhammad

The Lebanese community in The Gambia Saturday hosted a dinner to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Fajara.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Omar Jah Jnr, the deputy vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia (UTG), spoke on the importance of the event, saying that they have learned a lot from the prophet, who has always been the best social, economic and political example across the world.

He further stated that every generation needs his (the prophet's) inspiration and 'Sunna' to make sure that they take him as a solution to their social, economic and political problems.

Dr Jah affirmed that the Prophet (SAW) is the last prophet after one hundred and twenty-four thousand prophets.

He also said that they cannot have any other solution anywhere if they don't go back to the lessons and the examples that the prophet has given to them.

He added that this kind of meeting can also be used to remind the people about Prophet Muhammad.

For his part, Sheikh Rabitl Farhat, the imam of the Lebanese Community, noted that a celebration to commemorate the birth of the holy prophet (SAW) is not only for the Lebanese but also for all Muslims in the world.

Nabil Hamdul, a Lebanese businessman, reiterated that the gathering was meant for Lebanese nationals in The Gambia and also Gambians, to celebrate the birth of the Prophet. He added that it was also meant to make their children happy as they bought them gifts as part of the commemoration.

He prayed for peace to prevail in The Gambia and urged everybody to work with the government in achieving more development in the country.

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