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What’s On-Gambia to pause “Wednesday stories” for Ramadan
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What’s On-Gambia to pause “Wednesday stories” for Ramadan

According to astronomical calculations, the holy month of Ramadan 2024 is expected to commence next week, on Monday or Tuesday. 

For Muslims, Ramadan is the holiest time of the year as it is believed that it was during this time the Angel Gabriel first revealed the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). As such, it is an exceptionally sacred month and one that all Muslims must observe.

What's On-Gambia, the country's grand bantaba, has decided to pause its Wednesday stories which are mainly about rumours, gossip, real-life stories and so much more.

The managing editor jokingly revealed: "Ramadan is not for backbiting, gossiping or spreading rumors. We want to keep our fingers and tongues clean."

What to avoid during Ramadan?

It is not permissible for Muslims to eat or drink during daylight hours throughout the Holy month. Whilst this is arguably the biggest part of Ramadan, there are several other things that should be abstained from during this time, including: 

  • Swearing
  • Lying
  • Fighting/arguing
  • Sexual activity

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