By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 8th October, 2013 Updated 20:00

Nine Hundred and Twenty Eight (928) pilgrims from Sierra Leone had departed for this year?s hajj 2013 in Mecca Saudi Arabia. The journey started on the 2nd October 2013; with the arrival of an advance team of four man delegation who arrived at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah led by Alhaji Mohamed S. Kargbo who is the Deputy Chairman for this year's Hajj and Special Assistant to His Excellency the President on Political Affairs.


By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 28th August 2013 20:00

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. I wish to highlight this very important issue in Islam which is either neglected or little effort is made to fulfill the conditions of prayers in Islam. . In a survey just conducted I can authoritatively say that over forty percent of Mosques in the Western area of Freetown are not turning towards the Qibla whilst praying and a good number of Muslim worshippers do not meet the conditions of Salat which includes facing the direction of the Ka?aba for Prayers.

SALONE PILGRIMS COMMEND GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE FOR TRANSPARENCYBy Alhaji Dauda Musa Bangura and Alhaji Jalloh 21st October, 2013 08:00

Hundreds of Sierra Leonean pilgrims have commended the Government of Sierra Leone for the amount of transparency its officials in the Sierra Leone Hajj Mission headed by the Minister of Social welfare and Gender and Children?s Affairs, Hon. Alhaji Moijueh Kai Kai have shown at this year?s hajj program.

SLRTA engages youths on road safety By: Abdulai Mento Kamara SEM on October 10, 2013.

The Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA), in collaboration with the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (CCSL), has Thursday, October 3 schooled a large number of CCSL youths on the essence of road safety management.

ISLAMIC NURSERY SCHOOL LAUNCHED IN LUNGI By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 30th August 2013

Education is the birth right of every Muslim Man and Woman as Islam puts considerable emphasis on its followers to acquire knowledge. Investment in education is the best investment one can make, because it eventually leads to intellectual property which is an intangible property that no one can steal or destroy.


  • At age 27...Owl Newspaper Publisher Off to Perform Hajj By Aruna Turay Oct 7, 2013, 12:10

    One of Sierra Leone?s youngest Chief Executive Officers, Dauda Musa Bangura, who doubles as Public Relations Officer of the Prince of Wales Old Boys Association, over the weekend departed the shores of Sierra Leone to join millions of Muslims across the globe to perform this year?s Muslim Pilgrimage (Hajj) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    JEETY BAGS TOP BUSINESS APPOINTMENT By Mohamed Wusha Conte 28th September, 2013.

    The world?s largest and all encompassing Chambers of Commerce with membership of over 250,000,000 companies from various regional Chamber of Commerce, has appointed the Honorary Consul General of India in Liberia and President and CEO of Jeety Trading Corporation Mr. Upjit Sachdeva ?Honorary Advisor? in the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

    In Sierra Leone, SLRTA Engages Parliament on Road Safety By By Augustine Samba 14th October 2013 20:00.

    The Sierra Leone Roads Transport Authority (SLRTA) on Friday 11th October 2013 conducted a comprehensive sensitization with Members of Parliament on road safety. The ceremony was held in the Parliamentary Committee Room with the theme; Our Collective Responsibility in Preventing Road Traffic Crashes - Together We Can Save Lives.

    CHIEF DEMANDS APOLOGY FOR HIS PEOPLE By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 10,June 2013.

    Paramount Chief Shebora Lion 11 of Mambolo Chiefdom Kambia District has demanded an apology from the Resident Minister North Hon. Alie D. Kamara for his appalling attitude towards his people in Mambolo Chiefdom Kambia District.

    NUMS SCHOOLS MODEL STUDENTS By Amadu bah President NUMS 10,October 2012.

    In order for the National Union of Muslim Students in Sierra Leone (NUMS) to maintain its aim of intensifying its message to the secondary school students for them to be steadfast in their academic pursuit and religious practices; the Union on Thursday addressed students of the Government Model Secondary School.

    University of Sierra Leone Muslim Jama?at Visits Secondary Schools By Ibrahim Bangura Secretary General 20 August 2012.

    In a bid to revive Islamic philosophy in the university, the University of Sierra Leone Muslim Jama?at has started their school tour in order to encourage students of the various secondary schools to make either the Muslim Jama?at or SLEFES as their first point of call when seeking entrance in the university. The University of Sierra Leone Muslim Jama?at is a tripartite union of Muslim Student at Fourah Bay College, College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences and Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM)

    FOULAH TOWN CROWNS CHIEF IMAM By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 20 April 2013.

    Following the peaceful burial of the former Chief Imam of Foulah Town Jamieu Salam Mosque Mountain Cut Al-Hajj Abu Bakarr Tejan who passed away in London last year, the Foulah Town Mosque has finally crowned the new Chief Imam of Jamieu Salaam Foulah Town Alhaji Abdul Rahman Najmul Huda Hamid at the Amaria School Elebank Street over the weekend.

    For Incitement?Musicians Take World Bank Official to Task By Martin Wusha Conteh 20 October 2013.17:00

    Members of the Sierra Leone music industry in a press statement have called for the immediate withdrawal from the country of the Senior Governance Specialist, Christopher Gabelle.

    TRADERS BATTLE TRADERS By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 20 July 2013.

    As activities of the ongoing operation Waste Management, Improved road access and Decongestion ??WID? intensifies in the Freetown Municipality, Traders at Goderich Street /Eastern Police axis on Saturday 8th June 2013 battled with traders of the Bombay street market.

    IPAM BAGS USLMJ CHAIRMAN By Imam Suma Chief Imam 20 July 2012.

    The University of Sierra Leone Muslim Jama?at has appointed the current president of the IPAM Muslim Jama?at Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh as the new chairman to be in charge of affairs for the tripartite union of the three campuses under the University of Sierra Leone i.e. FBC, COMAHS and IPAM. The main aim of the University of Sierra Leone Muslim Jama?at is to revive Islamic ethos in the university.


    Religious clergies from both the Muslim and Christian Communities on Saturday 22nd June, 2013; observed remembrance of the promised savior Imam Mohamed Al-Mahdi with theme awaiting, awakening and development at the Iran Cultural Center.

    AHMADIYYA MUSLIM JAMMAT BAGS PRESIDENTIAL GOLD AWARD By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 29th April, 2013.

    To mark the Country?s 52nd Independence Anniversary, it has graciously pleased His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone to recognize the contributions of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama?at in Sierra Leone, at a well attended ceremony at State House on Saturday 27th April 2013. The Citation reads ?In recognition of its long and outstanding contribution to the nation in the fields of Education, Health, Agriculture and Humanitarian Activities.?

    KAFFU BULLOM ISLAMIC WOMEN OKAYS 65 GIRL CHILD By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 29th April, 2013.

    In a bid to motivate children to work with the tenets of Islamic teachings and also try to broaden their knowledge on the Islamic rule that restores the dignity and respect of women commanded by Allah to take up the Islamic covering (Hijab), the Kaffu Bullom Voice of Islam Women?s Wing has graduated 65 girls after a 10 days camping on Islamic covering at the African Muslim Agency orphanage compound at Royeama Lungi.

    SAUDI AHAD GROUP BIDS FAREWELL By Alhaji Brima Coker 29th January, 2013.

    In a bid to explore ways to invest in Sierra Leone a four man delegation from the Ahad group of companies based in Saudi Arabia has taken formal leave of His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.

    JIHAD BIN NAFS LAUNCH By Haja Laila Kassim 29th January, 2012.

    The Jihad Bin Nafs is a group which was founded four years ago in Aberdeen the Western part of Freetown in order to encourage younger sisters to follow the Islamic doctrines and wear the Hijab which is a covering ordained by the almighty Allah the creator of the universe. The group which comprises of young teens usually embarks on Seminars, Camping, doing provincial tours in order to target their younger folks.

    FIRST LADY MRS. SIA KOROMA COMMISSIONS STREET PUMPS By Theresa Wusha Conteh 29th January, 2013.
    Minister Diana Konomanyi Weds By Dennis Jone 21st August, 2013

    Latest reports reaching this press have indicated that the firebrand Minster of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Finda Diana Konomanyi, got married on Saturday, August 17th this year in her home town in Kono district.

    MUSLIMS OKAYS ?OPERATION WID? By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 21st June, 2013

    In a bid to involve Muslims in the implementation of the clarion call of His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma; which is to inculcate and develop the culture of self-discipline if the country is to move forward, the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority has moved the campaign of ?Operation WID? to the Mosques.

    Sunni! Shia! War looms By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 27th August, 2012

    Personally, I never thought of myself as anything but a Muslim practicing purely what the Qur?an says and the hadith of the holy prophet Mohammed (SAW). Though I definitely realized that I am a Sunni Muslim I was never taught to hate or harbor ill will towards the Shia or any sect. Despite we as Muslims recognizes the various sect in the country like the Ahmaddiyya, Shia, Sufism, Quranist. We really tried to live together with other religious beliefs like Christianity and other faiths.

    CATCO HOST 2012 PILGRIMS By Alhaji Mohamed Wusha Conteh 27th October, 2012

    In a bid to help reduce the overcrowding at the international airport the hajj committee has decided to host over 2500 pilgrims and their relatives at the Catco international hotel Lungi.

    MUSLIM STUDENTS JAMA?AT VISIT THE SICKBy Abdulai Tejan Jalloh President COMAHS 27th October, 2012

    In a bid to practice the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to visit the sick because it helps one to reflect and take heed, as those who are ill are close to Allah Ta'ala. The College of Medicine Muslim Jama?at in Collaboration with the Islamic Dawah Sisters, IPAM and University of Sierra Leone has paid a visit to the patients at Connaught and P.C.M. Hospitals.

    Over delay in Afsatu Kabba's appeal Tombo set for big demoBy Ilyasa Baa 14th September 2013

    Over 300 supporters of the former Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Haja Afsatu Kabba, residing in fish-rich Tombo in the Western Rural District, have planned to join other colleague supporters to demonstrate before the Law Courts and State House to demand a speedy hearing of her appeal matter in the Court of Appeal, this paper has been reliably informed.