Hasatou Drammeh has discovered that for women, there is more beauty in modesty than in vain.
The UK-based Gambian has since become a new hijabi convert. She shares her story, which reads below in verbatim:
I was born into a Muslim family, but Islam never played a role in my
This article was first published in an online Islamic Bulletin. The author is Asma bint Shameem. Please read:
Taking Ramadaan as a ritual
For many of us Ramadaan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of Ibaadah. We fast from morning to night
I believed with my whole heart that this scarf on my head was required of me by my Creator as a symbol of belief; as a protection. I had to do it. Whether people like it or not, that does not concern me. What concerns me is that I obey
My name is Alieu Jallow. I am 19 years old and live in Kololi with my parents. Currently, I am attending Aji Sukai Ndateh Memorial School.
Being blind in The Gambia is a challenge, but since there isn’t anything I can do about it, I must face the challenges.
Filly Suso is from a griot family in Bundung, Serre Kunda. But the young Gambian girl has chosen a different path. Enjoy our chat with her:
What’s On-Gambia: Who is Filly Suso?
Filly: My real name is Fatou Suso, but I am commonly known as Filly. I am the first
Are you wondering how to be more Gambian in your everyday life? Check below:
1. Use your right hand when eating, or receiving gifts
2. Wear African clothes on Fridays
3. Drink attaya as much as possible
4. Embrace spicy food with Jumbo or Maggie
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