The three days convergence commemorated under the theme: ‘Islam the solution to modern day challenges’ was undertaken along with sports activities and academic competitions held at the school in Old Yundum.
Speaking at the occasion, Lamin Queen Jammeh, the minister of Information, commended the organisation for the honour given to him, noting that to clearly understand the people’s belief is to reflect on them and observe how they live and relate with one another and others beyond them.
He thanked the Ahamadiyya Jama’at for the functional contributions they undertake, particularly the development of The Gambia and to the upkeep of societies in general.
He noted that organising young people of this age and creating opportunity for their orientation and overall development in the way and manners in which the Jama’at does, is one every reasonable person can appreciate.
He underscored that it is a common understanding that Allah had descended Adam and Awa to come and live this on planate; which also signifies that the purpose of man’s existence on this planate is not a joke.
Minister Jammeh further called for effectively inculcating good morals in children to pay heed to parents’ advice and guidance.
For his part, Alieu Trawally, the president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, pointed out that with proper guidance, they should able to commit themselves to performing good actions that would earn them the pleasure of Allah, and also to draw them closer to Him.
“The evils of modern day technology tend to remove many of us further away from Allah. The same is the case with the advancement in science; the process in economics and industrialisation and political consciousness, all distracting us from the main purpose of our creation.”
He concluded that it is a fact that they (Ahmadiyya) are making material progress in all these areas mentioned, while increasing on their moral and spiritual development and appreciating the favours of Allah upon them.