The son of the late Caliph [Serign Salieu Mbacke] of Mouride Brotherhood in Touba, Senegal, has anointed the Imam of Detroit Islamic Center for his great efforts in rallying so many people around Islam. Serigne Mam Mamour Mbacke is so excited that he has invited Imam Momodou Ceesay and his mosque committee to visit Touba.

Serigne Mansour Mbacke“We accept the brotherly and generous invitation from our Muslim brothers in the Mouride Brother,” Imam Ceesay assured. “We are so delighted. Despite our busy schedule, we will, Inshallah [God willing] honour the invitation.”

Serign Mbacke, a grandson of Cheikh Amadou Bamba Mbacke, the founder of Mouridism, Friday inaugurated a new mosque built by his brotherhood in Detroit. And in his inaugural sermon, Serigne Mbacke said the mosque is made accessible to all Muslims. He used the opportunity to reach out to Muslim brothers at Islamic Center.

Serign Mbacke, who spoke in soft and gentle tone, praised Imam Ceesay for doing his best to put together a solid community of worshippers. He also hailed Imam Ceesay’s excellent relations with other Muslim leaders in Detroit.

Over the years, Gambian born Imam Ceesay has pioneered the building of new mosques in Detroit. He also performed sermons [khutba] in these mosques until they have stable Imams.

Also paying visit to Imam Ceesay’s Center were Foday Drammeh from Vancouver in Canada, a cousin of Dr. Alhaji Manta Drammeh [the man who dissects Islam on Kairo News and Radio] and Professor Bilal and his University of Michigan students. The visit was aimed at understanding the role of Africa in helping Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] and Islam. In that Ethiopia, Egypt and Timbuktu in Mali stood out. The visitors heard how Ethiopia extended helping hands to Prophet Muhammad, Egypt had the first Islamic Institute [Jamia al-Azhar] after Medina while Timbuktu became a center for spreading Islam to the rest of Africa.”

Also in attendance at Imam Ceesay’s mosque was Ishakha Samoura, the Imam of Malian in Detroit.

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