United Nations celebrate Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day 2023
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On July 28th, the United Nations celebrated the annual Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day with the Senegalese community. Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, an Islam sufi master born in Senegal, lived from 1853 to 1927 under French colonial rule. His life served as a testimony of his undying commitment to the revival of authentic Islam. The religion of peace guided his life as he served and taught the importance of awakening human consciousness, in both the oppressed and the oppressors.
Every year in New York City, the life of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba is celebrated with Murid Islamic Community in Harlem where his disciples pass on the teachings of their prophet. The Murid bortherhood believes the Cheikh wanted to convey to humanity the true message of Allah (God) sent through the messenger Mohammed in the Holy Quran. The lesson taught to the youth as well as the practices are obligations passed onto the future generations shedding light on the significance of the teachings of Islam.
This year the Permanent Mission of Senegal to the UN invited Shaykh Mame Mor MBacke, the grandson of Cheikh Amadou Bamba to attend as the honored guest.