By The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council
The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council in close collaboration with his eminence the Imam Ratib of Banjul, Imam Cherno Alieu Muadh Kah, the Fatwa and Moon Sighting Committee under the chairmanship of Dr Mbye Kebba Kah, and the regional committees of the council, is hereby announcing that the crescent/moon for Ramadan 1444/2023 has not been sighted in the Gambia and its neighbouring countries.
Therefore, the Council is declaring Thursday 23rd of March 2023 as the First day of the Blessed Month of Ramadan 1444/2023. In this context, The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council congratulates His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, his government and the entire people and residents of The Gambia on the blessed month of Ramadan and praying for peace, stability, and success in all our affairs.
Signed Imam Essa Foday Darboe, The President of the Council