The Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe, Dr Ismail ibn Musa Menk this morning, Friday 22 September 2017, paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

Welcoming the international Muslim scholar, President Koroma said the visit of Dr Mufti Menk to Sierra Leone is highly appreciable as he has come to not only give the people of this country courage but also give them hope of brighter future.

He said Sierra Leone is an epitome of religious tolerance in the world, saying that the Muslim community is anxiously looking forward to hearing from the great scholar.

Dr Mufti Menk expressed greater satisfaction for coming to Sierra Leone, saying that his purpose of visit is to inspire Sierra Leoneans to be steadfast and work hard on prayer for peace, growth and serenity of the country for the whole of the night.

Mufti Ismail Menk of Zimbabwe is one of the most effective Muslim lecturers in the world. He is one of “The Top 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” since 2010.

He studied Shariah in Madinah, specialised in Jurisprudence in India and holds a Doctorate of Social Guidance from Aldersgate University.

He is loved by millions across the globe who know him for his balanced approach, his deep knowledge, his wisdom and his wit.

He engages in humanitarian and educational activities in Zimbabwe.

He lectures internationally. He has a very strong social media presence and inspires people from all works of life to do good, help others and reach out to humanity while preparing for the Hereafter.

He is outspoken against terrorism, extremism, intolerance and injustice.