Foremost Imam Tafsir Gaye has died, according to sources close to his family. Imam Gaye died on Sunday.
Imam Gaye is a top Islamic leader from Banjul who served in the role of deputy chief Imam of Banjul.
Tributes have poured in for the Imam with the likes of Momodou Sabally leading in heaping praise on the imam.
Sabally said: “Banjul has lost a gem of a scholar, the Muslim Ummah has lost a citadel of wit and wisdom. And certainly I have lost an admired and much respected teacher.
“Imam Tafsirr Gaye served as a critical lighthouse in my journey of learning the Holy Quran.
“He was well endowed with intellectual depth and critical thinking skills.”
Sukai Bojang commented on the wall of the imam’s son, Aziz: “I had the honour of working with him whilst he served as the chairman of the ISESCO committee of the Gambia National Commission for UNESCO from 2002 to 2010.
“He was knowledgeable and brought in a new leash in the affairs of the committee. May his contribution to religion and community service be amply rewarded to him by the Almighty.”