Senegambian Muslims across Europe are getting ready for the forthcoming Ramadan as religious leaders organise meetings and conferences to highlight the great significance and value of fasting the holy month reported the point’s correspondent in Europe.
One of such gatherings was at Ijaba Mosque and Cultural Centre, Earlham Grove, London where three respected Gambian Imams, led by the incumbent Imam Mohammed Sarr, recently held a conference to remind the people about the importance of Ramadan and how best to prepare for it.
Speaking on the occasion, Imam Sarr stressed the ultimate purpose of not only fasting in the Ramadan but also strongly emphasised some of the vital pillars in Islam that everyone should adhere to.
The Imam emphasised that people must gain understanding of the religion and teachings of Islam as well as the rules of fasting, adding that people should frequently engage in spiritual reflection in order to be closer to Allah.
Imam Mohamed Gassama also highlighted the vital need of not only studying the Quran but also encouraged people to recite the holy book for better understanding of its importance.