He maintained that, the essence of the masjid is to have a Limba practicing and protecting Islam within the Fourah Bay community.
“The Limba people were accepted in this community with open hands by the indigenes of Fourah Bay community, adding that the people of Fourah Bay are very peaceful and have respect for others,” he noted.
According to Hon. Ibrahim Alieu Koyo Kamara of Constituency 122, he is very proud of his Limba people and his constituents at large.
“I originated from this particular Muslim-dominated community which I am very proud of. I started my Islamic education at the jamma’t and later switched to the Jamiatul Haq Fourah Bay Mosque in order to memorize the Holy Quran and be able to translate it,” he said.
He took the privilege to encourage the entire jamma’t to give all necessary support to the newly- crowned Chief Imam of the Masjid, adding that leadership is not an easy task.
Imam Abu Bakarr Mansaray, in his keynote address on the topic: The Importance of Imam in Islam said Imam was chosen by Almighty Allah to lead his people by teaching them the Holy Quran and the practices of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W.).
He called on the jamma’t to give Sheik Yusuf Simbo Samura the highest respect and advised the newly-ordained Imam to shoulder his responsibility very well in and outside of the masjid, adding that he should be mindful that he is now a role model in society and his followers are looking up to him for guidance and counseling.
The new Chief Imam extended his thanks and appreciation to God Almighty and his people for the confidence they reposed in him. The ceremony was climaxed with the award of Certificates of Merit to supporting Imams of the Jamiatul Baiti Nurr Mosque.