Thousands of Muslims across The Gambia and beyond are expected to gather in Salikenni on Saturday 2nd March for the village’s annual ‘Gaamo’.
Salikenni is the second largest settlement in Baddibu after Farafenni.
The annual Gaamo led by village’s venerable preacher, Sheikh Alhaji Omar Ceesay.
The theme to be discussed at the religious gathering this year is “Islam and Muslims in the 21st Century: Conspiracies, Chaos, Challenges, Disunity and Way forward.”
In his explanation, Sheikh Ceesay said since two thirds of the world population are Muslims; it is relevant that scholars inform Muslims the true perspective of Islam.
“Islam is not only a religion, but also a culture, tradition and a civilisation,” he said.
The Gaamo attracts thousands of Muslims who usually gather at his compound and also at the village’s central Mosque.
Sheikh Ceesay was trained in Mauritania and Saudi.
He graduated from the University of Riyad in Saudi Arabia in 1978 and has since dedicated his life to the teaching and propagation of Islam in The Gambia and beyond.