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Dalton1



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Posted - 27 Dec 2013 :  02:57:32  Show Profile  Visit Dalton1's Homepage Send Dalton1 a Private Message
Interview with Imam Baba Leigh
Folks –
Veteran Imam Baba Leigh of the Kanifing Mosque will be on air Live on Gainako.
Date: Friday, December 27th 2013
Time: 6.00pm Pacific/9.00pm Eastern/8.00pm Central
Topic: Exclusive –Leadership, politics, activism, and his ordeal with the Jammeh administration.
Please tune in to listen. For any further detail(s), Please call Demba on Tel: 425-319-0884
Sincerely,
GON Team

"There is no god but Allah (SWT); and Muhammad (SAW)is His last messenger." shahadah. Fear & Worship Allah (SWT) Alone! (:

Dalton1



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Posted - 28 Dec 2013 :  03:14:11  Show Profile  Visit Dalton1's Homepage Send Dalton1 a Private Message
Stop Press: Imam Baba Leigh’s Interview
Folks –
We had a last minute notice that the Veteran Imam has to attend a funeral prayer service in his locality. As a result of that, the interview will be rescheduled. We will notify you of any further details.
Sincerely,
GON Team.

"There is no god but Allah (SWT); and Muhammad (SAW)is His last messenger." shahadah. Fear & Worship Allah (SWT) Alone! (:
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Momodou



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Posted - 28 Dec 2013 :  11:38:38  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
Yero, I listened to the Imam's sermon about the first women in Islam on Gainako through Tunein radio yesterday and it was very educative. The late Bun Jeng's old recording was also refreshing and eductive.

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
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Dalton1



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Posted - 28 Dec 2013 :  17:22:32  Show Profile  Visit Dalton1's Homepage Send Dalton1 a Private Message
Happy holidays to you and all our folks at Bantaba, Alj. Momodou.

Baldeh ended up getting the Imam late last night. I agree with you that some nice points were discussed by the Imam.

Best,
Yero

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The Imam Baba Muctarr Leigh Exclusive



By Yero Jallow

Imam Baba Mucktar Leigh of the Kanifing Mosque (The Gambia) was our guest on Gainako Radio. The veteran Imam who recently received two human rights awards from the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders and DUGA-DC expressed delight and gratitude for the prestigious awards. During a recent interview with the Uk-based International Business Times (IBT), the veteran Imam was quoted as saying, “My responsibility, as a Muslim and as a scholar, is to ensure people enjoy their human rights, regardless of colour, race, gender, religion, tradition, economic status or anything else.”

The veteran Imam discussed some of the political hypocrisy that consumed the Supreme Islamic Council and vehemently decried about such societal hypocrisy which is sinking a decent society like the impoverished West African country –The Gambia. During last year’s executions of 9 death-row inmates in the Gambia which drew so much local and international outcry and criticism, Jammeh used some of the puppet Imams to justify the executions on Gambia Radio and National Television. The veteran Imam said that the executions cannot be justified morally and religiously. He cited verses from the Holy Quran to support his argument.

In reacting to the current debate on Tribalism, the Imam challenged all to move onto other useful things worth our salt, as the Gambia is one big family. The Imam positioned that for any that prides his country, you must ask yourself what to do for your country. The Imam utilized the opportunity to pay tribute to the late Imam Karamo Touray of Brikama, the exiled Imam Ba-Kawsu Fofana and host of others who fought tooth and nail to ensure societal righteousness is observed.

Imam Leigh who is also an executive member of GAMCOTRAP, an organization that is involved in enlightening and putting a stop to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) maintains that the practice does not have any root from Islam, rather it hails from “jealousy” among women in polygamous marriages during the dark (jahaleeya) period.

In responding to some of his critics about having studied electrical engineering and not Imamship, the Imam said degree certification and having knowledge are two different things. He cited Sheikh Amadou Bamba, the late Imam Abdoulie Jobe and host of other respectable Imams who didn’t bag the so-called degrees but contributed immensely to society.

The interview was moderated by Gainako’s radio host and political commentator Demba Baldeh

"There is no god but Allah (SWT); and Muhammad (SAW)is His last messenger." shahadah. Fear & Worship Allah (SWT) Alone! (:
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