Apr 18, 2010 News
Love, education and initiating the love of God to their fellowmen come to mind when one reflects on the Maria’s Delight Jamaat that is 100 years old.
The Masjid was initially founded by Brother Amjad Ally, formerly of Danielstown village, Essequibo Coast in 1906, at Better Hope.
Mr. Ally, who owned the estate on which the first place of worship stood at Better Hope, constructed the wooden building. In 1910, the Masjid was relocated to Maria’s Delight.
Imam Shamshudeen Rahamin, of Dunkel, gave a detailed history of the aged Masjid. He noted that a further relocation took place in 1947, then in the late 70’s and again in the early 80’s.
He said that after some intense research he further learnt that after the termination of Ally’s service as an Imam at the Masjid, numerous aspired the position.
Mr. Mohamed said that Mr. Ally, the founder, served the longest in the history of the Masjid. Others who served as the Imam were Mr. Saffie, Teolla, Abdool Hamid and Abdool Majeed, who came from Wales, West Bank Demerara, and later resided on the East Coast.
Mr. Shamshudeen also served as Imam for a short time before resigning of that post.
At a recent celebration in observance of the Maria’s Delight Jamaat’s centenary, the full day’s programme included a series of songs.
Mr. Rahamin, Kadir, Fizul Kadir and the Imam were all recipients of trophies for their contributions and for being long standing members of that Masjid, meanwhile other members received certificates for their effortless contributions.
More than 200 attend the Maria’s Delight.
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