year has gone since you answered to the call
of Allah. You are greatly missed by all but
Allah loves you best. May Allah grant you Al
The forth coming 1 year remembrance will be
observed at the EBILEH Mosque, Maryland, USA
on Friday 26th August 2011 after Jumma prayers.
And also on Monday, 29th August 2011 at 6 Abbott
Lane, Fourah Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Fahtiha Sura 1 verse 1-7
Al hamdu lillaahi rabbil 'alameen
Ar-Rahman ar-Raheem Maaliki yaumid Deen
Iyyaaka na'abudu wa iyyaaka nasta'een
Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem
Siraatal ladheena an 'amta' alaihim
Ghairil maghduubi' alaihim waladaaleen
In the name of Allah, the most Compassionate
Praise be to Allah, Lord of all the worlds.
The Compassionate, the Merciful. Ruler on the
Day of Reckoning.
You alone do we worship, and You alone do we
ask for help.
Guide us on the straight path, the path of those
received your grace; not the path of those who
down wrath, nor of those who wander astray.
In the name of ALLAH, most merciful & compassionate
Mr Abdul Rahman Shamsu Deen Arebeke Lewally
5TH May 1960 - 29th August 2010
Lillahi Wa Inna Illahi Rajeun
to Allah we belong and truly to HIM we shall
The late Rahmanu was born on 5th May 1960 in
Freetown, Sierra Leone. He grew up in the Fourah
Bay community where he attended Islamic lessons
and was involved in religious and cultural activities.
He attended the Prince of Wales Secondary School
where he achieved GCE 'O' and 'A'level certificates.
He proceeded to Fourah Bay College, University
of Sierra Leone, in 1979 and graduated with
a degree in Civil Engineering. He later obtained
a masters degree in the United States. He spent
his professional career mainly in the USA and
Sierra Leone, with some consultancy work in
other African countries. He was Project Director
of the Airport Transfer Unit for the Investment
Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) Airport Transfer
Project in Sierra Leone.
Rahmanu was an active member of the Ebilleh
Cultural Organisation and served as its Treasurer.
His very strong Islamic faith and trust in Allah
guided him in all his endeavours, including
his service to the community.
He was the son of Alhaji Abu Bakarr Lewally
and late Haja Maimunah Lewally. The loving husband
of Mrs Nucy Lewally and loving father of Nadeen
and Faisal. He also leaves behind 7 brothers
and sisters; Madieu Lewally, Ramatu Mahdi, Sadiya
Kamara, Abdul Hamid Lewally, Alusine Lewally,
Isha Lewally and Wahid Lewally. Also, several
cousins, nieces and nephews, aunties and uncles,
sisters-in- law, brothers- in-law and the wider
Lewally, Davies, Wahid, Ibrahim, Sillah, Deen
and Moribaya families.
Rahmanu will be sadly missed by all but forever
remembered. May Allah grant him eternal rest.
Kursi (The throne) [Surah al-Baqarah 2:
Allahu la ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Haiyul-Qaiyum
La ta'khudhuhu sinatun wa la nawm, lahu ma fis-samawati
wa ma fil-'ard Man dhal-ladhi yashfa'u 'indahu
illa bi-idhnihi Ya'lamu ma baina aidihim wa
ma khalfahum, wa la yuhituna bi shai'im-min
'ilmihi illa bima sha'a Wasi'a kursiyuhus-samawati
wal ard, wa la ya'uduhu hifdhuhuma Wa Huwal
There is no god but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting,
Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep.
His are all things In the heavens and on earth.
Who is there can intercede In His presence except
As he permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth
to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind
them. Nor shall they compass Aught of his knowledge
Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend
Over the heavens And on earth, and He feeleth
No fatigue in guarding And preserving them,
For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory)."
entire family at home and abroad of the late
Mr Abdul Rahman Lewally
Express sincere thanks and appreciation to all
sympathised and helped in diverse ways to support
during their time of sorrow for the loss of
their beloved one.
HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE. AMEEN
AND MAY ALLAH BLESS US ALL.