Welcome to the Qadriyya Association for the Revival of the Sunnah (Q.A.R.S.) in The Gambia website.
The term “Qadriyya” in our association’s name refers to our following the methodology and teachings of Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (RAA), which in turn are naturally in accordance with the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). Our teacher and spiritual guide is Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qadir’s direct descendant, Sherif Muhammad Haydara Al-Jilani. He is also the President of the Executive Committee of QARS – The Gambia.
Part of QARS’ mandate is to educate and to this end, we have embarked on a long-term plan to provide basic schooling to children in under-serviced/remote areas of The Gambia.
For the Muslim, the importance of understanding and believing in a sound ‘aqeedah (creed) cannot be over-emphasized. It is the foundation on which one builds success in this life and, more importantly, the hereafter. To this end, we at QARS are making introductory ‘aqeedah classes taught by world-renowned scholars, available to all. To date, classes by our teachers Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia and Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah, both of Darul Qasim (director and instructor, respectively) in Chicago, are online and we hope to add more content over time, Insha’Allah.