Bro. Hilal Amin Turay was born in the 80’s in Kenema to Haja Fatima Zahra Kamara and Alhaji Alusine Turay (Late).
Hilal Amin Turay did his early primary Education at the Young Muslim Primary School (Kenema) in 1994 and continued at the Call to Hope School in Conakry,
Guinea in 1999. Due to his academic performance, he became the best pupil in the school. He even topped his class on his National Primary School Examination (NPSE).
He did his secondary education at the Sierra Leone Muslim Congress, Kissy mess mess and did both the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West’s Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). He was a school prefect and one of the best pupils in the school.
Hilal Amin Turay was the Managing Director for the Abdul Aziz Educational Foundation College, an Affiliate to Cambridge College, he has served as Assistant Coordinator of Don Bosco Fambul at the mobile department, Former Member, Quranic Chairman and Imam Board Member of the FBC Muslim Jamaat.
GREATEST OBSTACLE IN LIFE:
Hilal Amin Turay encountered his greatest obstacle in life when he lost his father.
But his meeting with Dr. Ibrahim Salieu Kamara brought him hope and the greatest moment that has shaped his life to who he is today.
HIS PHILOSOPHY IN LIFE:
His philosophy is life is based on the saying of the prophet that: “The best of men are those who benefit others”. With this philosophy, he always wants to see his successors succeed.
HIS GREATEST INFLUENCE:
Like most of the people we have profiled, Hilal also sees his mother as his greatest influence to him.
HIS VISION FOR ISLAM IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS SIERRA LEONE:
His vision for Islam in the next five years is to see Islam at the Zenith in Sierra Leone.
He is the Proprietor of Fatima Zehra Islamic Primary School in Jui, Chief Imam of the Limkokwing Muslim Jamaat, Imam at masjid Sabireen one, Allen town, Islamic Affairs Director of One Deen SL Ltd, Head of Media at the Foundation of Islamic Information (FOISIL), Head of Dawah National Union Of Muslim Students(NUMS), Ustaz, Lecturer and Founder of the Bro. Hillal Foundation.
HIS MOTIVATION TO DO WHAT HE DOES:
His motivation to do what he does is on the basis of the Prophetic saying that “ If Allah is to guide one person through you is better for you than the most expensive ride”
HIS TURNING POINT IN LIFE:
His complete dedication in the work of Allah (Learning, Dawa, teaching and lecturing) is what he considers to be his turning point in life.
HIS ADVISE FROM HIS OWN PERSONAL LIFE:
“You can still be a hero/heroine irrespective of your bad past.
Turn to Allah before you return to him.
Pray before you are prayed upon.”
WHAT HE IS MOST PROUD OF:
His steadfastness in the Deen and his lovely family is something he is most proud of.
HOW HE WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED:
Hilal Amin Turay would like to be remembered as a humble and dedicated servant of Allah.
ONE THING FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HIM:
He is a great Soccer Player.
SOMEONE HE ADMIRES:
He admires his mother because of her steadfastness in the Deen and hard work in raising him and his siblings Islamically.
HIS FAVOURITE BOOKS:
Quran and Sahih Hadith books, because he believes that they are the way to Jannah.
HOBBY/ FAVORITE ACTIVITY:
His Hobby is Reading because he always want to learn more to become a better student of knowledge. Hilal Amin Turay also likes playing soccer and driving.
PROMINENT TEACHERS WHO TAUGHT HIM ISLAM:
His parents, Shk Mahmoud, Shk Fuad Sorie Kargbo and Dr. Ibrahim Salieu Kamara.
THE TEACHER THAT HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON HIM:
Dr. Ibrahim Salieu Kamara.
SCHOLARS/TEACHERS WHO HAVE RECOMMENDED HIS ISLAMIC WORK:
Dr.Ibrahim Salieu Kamara, Shk Farouk Adam Bah, Dr. Ramadan Jalloh
And most other prominent Scholars and Sheikhs have recommended his work.
HIS NOTABLE STUDENTS:
Issa Samura, Mohamad Gbla, Yusuf Muminee, Alpha Dawoud, Musa among others.
BOOKS AND ARTICLES HE HAS WRITTEN:
He has written 2 books and many articles on Islam. His books are “Explanation of Sura Al-Fatiha and Save your marriage”
HIS GREATEST CHALLENGE IN SEEKING THESE ACHIEVMENTS:
Time and Finance were his greatest challenges but despite that he made personal effort to learn more on a daily basis and complete reliance in Allah.
Hilal Amin Turay has spent ten years in dawah and has made series of appearances on all major TV and radio stations in Sierra Leone to discuss issues relating to Islam. He has also done many One on One and public dawah movements both personally and with Islamic personalities like Dr Ibrahim Sallieu Kamara, Shk Faruq Adam Bah, Dr Ramadan Jalloh and many others. He has also been using social media to propagate Islam and inspire Muslims.
He has undertaken series of Islamic developmental projects like Building of Masjids and Schools (Both Islam and Circular), in and out of Freetown.
Hilal Amin Turay is happily married to Mrs. Memunatu Mansaray.
He is an inspirational and motivational youth who has dedicated must of his time to inspire and mentor the young generation. He is popularly called ‘Salone Mufti Menk’ because of their similar way of articulating and delivering lectures.