Ramadan Goodwill: 8 Mosques Get L$310,000 Food Items

first_imgEight congregational Mosques (also called Friday Mosques) in five communities in Montserrado County Electoral District #14 benefited from “free food” items, worth over L$310,000 donated by Kerkulah M. Kamara.The Jami Mosque (or Congregational Mosque) include Vai Town Field Mosque (Vai Town), Corneh Yard Mosque (Vai Town), Gibraltar Central Mosque (Gibraltar Community), Fanimah Mosque (Clara Town), Clara Town Central Mosque (Clara town), Sheriff Yard Mosque (Doe Community), Cow Factory Mosque (Doe Community) and Freeport Central Centre Mosque (Freeport).The Jomeh Mosque, also known as Jama Masjid (refers to the main mosque of a town, city or village, and is usually the place of gathering for Eid prayers and Friday prayers.The free distribution of the food items was held yesterday at the Movement for Intellectual Exchange Center (dubbed Mini Youth Intellectual Center) in Clara Town, Bushrod Island.Mr. Kerkulah M. Kamara, an aspirant for the Montserrado County District # 14 Representative seat, said the donation is to support the faithful Muslims in the last days of Ramadan, which is considered as compulsory all prayer nights.Muslims belive that, though all parts of the fast and prayer Month of Ramadan – June 18 to July 16 — are full of blessings and rewards, the last ten days, according to the Qu’ran, which include compulsory all night prayer by a family, holds a special status reflected in the recommendations and practices of Islam.Mr. Kamara advised Muslims to remember the country in prayers.“This donation is my widow’s mite and, as we all fast and pray in the Month of Ramadan, it is intended for Allah to give us the strength to go through,” the Montserrado District # 14 aspirant said.The food items are 64 bags of rice (25k), 144 Kettles, 240 boxes of ata-yee, seven cartoons of Evita evaporated filled Milk and four large bags of sugar.Muslims observe Ramadan worldwide as a month of fasting and prayer to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.A Muslim Youth, Haji Massaquoi, who served at Coordinator for the distribution of the food items, said the donation of food items form Mr. Kamara, popularly known as Muka, is in two-fold; the second aspect to be presented and distributed next week before the end of Ramadan.“Those congregation Mosques which are not part of first distribution would benefit from the second distribution – and may Allah continue to bless Muka,” Mr. Massaquoi said.Imam Alhassan Kromah, on behalf of beneficiaries offered a special prayer and gave thanks for Mr. Kamara for the gifts in the last ten days of the fast.“May Allah always be with you, carry you and protect and may you live long,” Imam Kromah said. The Youth Chairman of Clara Town, Robert J. Jasper expressed his thanks and appreciation to Mr. Kamara for the donation and to those Muslims who are fasting. “Hats- off to Mr. Kamara, we highly appreciate your gesture including the erection of the Youth Center where most of the come to discussion community, national and international issues,” Jasper said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Neighbourhoods north of Edmonton allowed to go home after CN train derails

first_imgST. ALBERT, Alta. – Residents from dozens of homes who had to leave their homes on Sunday after a train carrying crude derailed north of Edmonton were quickly allowed to return.CN Rail says 12 rail cars carrying crude oil derailed Sunday afternoon in Sturgeon County.A news release from the company says two of the cars released some oil, but it says those leaks have been stopped.Two neighbourhoods in Sturgeon County were evacuated as a precaution, affecting about 46 homes, but the county announced several hours later that the evacuation was over.A news release from the county says only a small amount of crude leaked — between 30 and 50 litres.CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says there’s no reports of the oil leaking into a waterway.“We have personnel on the scene working with emergency responders, and more resources are being mobilized to continue that response and complete a full assessment of the incident,” Waldron said by phone earlier on Sunday.There were no reports of injuries.CN says environmental teams are on the scene to begin a clean-up.The railway says the cause of the derailment is under investigation.last_img read more

Health Gets Infrared Temperature Guns for Provo Airport

first_img Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2014 – The temperature infrared guns are here… here to test whether passengers arriving to Providenciales are with high fever and possibly infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Arrived since Monday at the Provo International Airport; you can see the Minister of Health Porsha Smith being scanned by the device; photos are posted at her Facebook page. The government on Friday announced measures to keep the islands Ebola Free… we also learn that the hospitals are well outfitted in the event they have to contend with EVD. Meanwhile the New York Times is reporting that the White House is considering how robots can help in the fight against Ebola. Providenciales Airport Reopens Today Recommended for you Related Items:Ebola, Portia smith, providenciales international airport, temperature infrared guns, white house Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp JetBlue lands today at PIA from Ft. Lauderdalelast_img read more