The minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Abubakarr Jalloh, on Sunday officially opened the Masjid Salaam Brookfields Mosque.
Certificates of hard work and commitment were given to Manso Dumbuya and Saio Dumbuya.
Opening the mosque, Mr Jalloh said it was a place where Muslims worship the Almighty Allah, adding that the mosque should also be kept clean because Islam was a clean religion.
He added that, “only people who believe in Almighty Allah will contribute to build a mosque and have fear for the Almighty Allah”.
Giving his remarks, the principal of the Institute of Islamic College, Dr Ghanneh said to build a mosque was to exercise Islamic readings and teaching people about the Almighty God. He noted that Prophet Mohammad built the first mosque to unite people and teach them how to push Islam forward. The principal appealed to people to make the mosque an important place.
In his statement, Alhaji UNS Jah said “Islam is a religion which changes the life styles of people, adding that Islam also teached people how to love and respect each other.
Explaining about President Koroma’s attitude change, he pointed out that “we must follow the president’s call for change of attitude which has no political bearing”, adding that it was a national issue.
According to the mosque’s Chief Imam, Sheik Alhaji Ahmed Bah, noted that “women are the greatest contributors towards the foundations of the mosque”.