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Tuesday 11th October is Yamul Ashura

Oct 5, 2016, 10:42 AM

The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council, in collaboration with the Imam Ratib of Banjul, wishes to inform the public that the 1st day of Muharam, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar, commenced on Sunday the 2nd of October 2016.

A news release from the Supreme Islamic Council says the 10th October 2016 will be the day of Tasuha‘a and Tuesday 11 October 2016 will be the day of Yawmul Ashura locally know as Tamharit. 

The council, therefore, reminds Muslims of the importance of fasting on these two days - the 9th and 10th day of Muharam - as it is stated by the Prophet.  

The council wishes the President Sheikh Professor Dr Alhagie Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa, his Government and the entire Muslim Ummah in The Gambia, a blessed Muslim New Year.