Abdul Razak Mansaray Profile

Imam Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman Mansaray was born on 2nd October 1989 at Rokupr, Kambia District. His mother’s name is Mariam Sesay, Father is Sheikh Abdul Rahman Mansaray. He got married on 1st October 2017 to Salamatu Zubaidata Kargbo. Imam Abdul Razak Mansaray leaves in Freetown, Calaba Town.

SPECIAL FAMILY HISTORY:

His father was killed when he was around 6-7 years old during the rebel war at Rokupr, Kambia. Hence he encountered a lot of financial challenges in his academic career, especially at IPAM-USL.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Bsc in Information Systems, Certificates in Islamic Courses.

OTHER SKILLS:

Database Development, Website, PC Repairing, hardware and software Installations.

CURRENT POSITIONS:

President, Center for Islamic Consciousness, Lecturer at Luban College of Social Sciences and Tech, I.T Unit, NCTVA.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

Chief Imam, IPAM Muslim Jamaat

President-Conscious Brothers Executive Club

Imam (NUMS)

BIGGEST OBSTACLE IN LIFE:

Financial Challenges Especially at University

HIS BIGGEST MOMENTS IN LIFE THAT HAS SHAPED HIM INTO WHO HE HAS BECOME TODAY:

He won a Quranic Competition when he was just 15 years for his locality Masjid, Masjid Tauheed, Kissy.

HIS PHILOSOPHIES IN LIFE:

Every human being has the potential to be better if given the opportunities.

Spirituality should not make us look low upon others.

WHO HAS THE GREATEST INFLUENCE IN HIS LIFE:

Sheikh Abdul Rahman AL-Sudais, Sheikh Abdulai Turay (Police Imam) Deputy Imam of their Masjid.

WHERE HE SAW ISLAM IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS:

There will be improvement in the Muslim Population.

WHAT MOTIVATES HIM TO DO WHAT HE DOES:

The best people were Chosen for the Effort of Dawah, following their footsteps is an opportunity from Allah.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR TURNING POINT IN LIFE:

He was blessed to have a serious and solid upbringing raised by his namesake (Mr. Abdul Razak).

At University , he determined to be a full time Da’e.

ADVICES FROM HIS OWN PERSONAL LIFE:

Be humble, generous and welcome all people.

Be grateful always even in trials, hence patient never lose hope in Allah’s mercy.

WHAT HE IS MOST PROUD OF:

His Islamic Identity

HOW HE WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED:

As a Da’ee (Islamic Preacher)

WHAT THE ONE THING FEW PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT HIM:

Allah tests him a lot, but because he always smiles and grateful, people think all is well.

SOMEONE HE ADMIRES:

Dr. Bilal Philips. He was a Christian but today he is providing opportunity for many Muslims globally through his Islamic Online University.

FAVOURITE BOOKS:

Quran and Hadith. Quran (It provides council to me when trials hit me), Hadith (Platform to picture Muhammad (SAW) and copy his Sunnah.

HOBBIES:

Dawah, Teaching, Islam and Secular Knowledge

Advising People

Helping Youths with Islamic Advice when they faced trials.

PRIMARY EDUCATION:

Pentecost Pri. School, Portee (Class 6) (First batch to sit to the NPSE exams and scored 320 (1st position) in the school

International Islamic Secondary School (JSS 1-2), SIL Federation (JSS3)

Prince of Wales (SS1-3)

IPAM, USL

IOU

PROMINENT TEACHERS WHO HAS TAUGHT HIM ISLAM:

Sheikh Abdul Razak Kamara, Ustaz Ibrahim Khalil, Dr. Ibrahim Salieu Kamara, Sheikh Faoruk Adam Bah, Alimamy Kamara and Sheikh Issa.

THE TEACHER THAT HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON HIM:

Dr. Ibrahim Salieu Kamara

NOTABLE STUDENTS:

Umu Lamran Bah, John Bangura, Salamatu Zubaidata Kargbo (Wife), Abu Bakarr Mansaray

DAWAH ACTIVITIES:

Weekly Jumuah Sermons

Street Dawah with CIC yearly

Planning a National Dawah Tour (2020)

2019 Ramdan Dawah Series

OTHER COUNTRIES HE HAS TRAVELLED TO DAWAH

He has travelled to Nigeria and Ghana for Dawah Purposes

NUMBER OF YEARS IN THE FIELD OF DAWAH:

Since 2012, 7 Years.

HIS ORGANIZATION AND WHAT THEY DO:

Center for Islamic Consciousness (CIC) which was founded on 28th May, 2015 which involves in:

Sharing Islamic Education to Muslims

Sharing Islamic Message to non-Muslims (More than 50 have reverted)

Encouraging Islamic Research and Innovation

Aid to Reverts

Dawah Workshops

Dawah Tips to the Provinces

Street Dawah to non-Muslims

Fundraising