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.
In his Maiden address Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh thanked members for the confidence repose on him to be elected chairman of the union and assure them that he will apply more effort to see that the aims and aspirations of the tripartite union succeed. He called on members of the three campuses to work for the good of Islam by encouraging others to do good and forbid evil.
Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh said that if evil people are joining force to move their evil works why the person who is striving in the path of Allah can’t join forces to move the work of Allah. He called on all to encourage one another in good deeds and try to forbid people from doing evil acts. He reiterated that the purpose of creation is to serve Allah alone and despite their studies in achieving their degrees in various disciplines they should always steadfast in prayers and encourage others to submit themselves totally to the will of Allah.
In an exclusive interview with this medium Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh disclosed that the tripartite union will work towards the revival of the National Union of Muslim Students as this union encompasses all the learning institutions in the country but said that at the initial stage they presently lack the capacity to challenge the revival of this union because of the so many problems and challenges that encircle the union.
On the Issue of the blatant refusal of most banking institutions in the country to employ young graduate sisters in hijab Alhaji Mohamed Wusha-Conteh replied that the problem is with the Muslims as they have the capacity and resources to get their own banking institution and if these banking institutions are seeing our Islamic banking institution is growing then they will definitely change their perception rather than looking for a beautiful charming lady to occupy your front office without any qualification they will look for a sister in hijab with a qualification. He called on Muslims in the country to create the environment for our young graduate sisters in hijab to practice their profession and religion freely so that we can get God-Fearing banking institution in this country.
On the Issue of politics in the campuses the chairman revealed that he had plans to talk to the would be candidates so that they will accept that election does not mean violence and condemn the notion that Islam does not allow a muslim to join politics, he said that if the Muslim allow the non-muslim or people that are not God fearing to make laws for them then they must abide by those laws and definitely those laws will only be good for those that are not God fearing. He called for the creation of a separate Religious Affairs Ministry that will solely work on religious matters rather than the clustering it with other ministry in the coutry.