Understanding Islam — User Submitted — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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A native of Gambia, West Africa, Conteh immigrated to Maine as a youngster in 1997. He attended Bangor schools, holds a baccalaureate degree in mental health and human services from the University of Maine at Augusta, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maine at Orono. He is presently a clinical psychotherapist living in Bangor with his wife and daughter. A devout Muslim, Conteh is the outreach coordinator for the Islamic Center of Maine at Orono. For his presentation he will provide an overview of Islamic beliefs, tenets and practices and he will also conduct a follow-up Q and A session.

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Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

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