Gambia: Ilaha Ilalahu Becomes Freedom Song

History is in the making in the Gambia where the most powerful religious line has been turned into freedom song. La Ilaha Ilalahu [there is no God but Allah] is the cream of Islamic faith. The line, according to religious schokars, weighs more than the entire Universe. It is a line that easily moves faithful Muslims. It is repeated in almost every religious rite. But using the line as a freedom song is quite telling for so many reasons. Gambians, majority of who have Islam buried in their chest, are telling their tyrannical government that nothing on this earth is permanent except Allah’s will. They are technically telling Yahya Jammeh that he better release peaceful opposition protesters because his days are numbered. Activists who spoke to Kairo News described the entrance of La Ilaha Ilalahu as a major victory for those advocating for change or reforms. “Now that clerics have joined the fray it is clear the game has changed against Yahya Janmeh’s favour. Soon the day we are all waiting for will be here,” he said, praising the cleric singing La Ilaha Ilalahu in the embedded video.



  1. This is game changing…..

    Invoking God’s Decent Name, against our Murderous kanilai Autocratic DEVIL, will eventually destroy the Gambia’s Lucifer-incarnate terminally…..

    God’s only commodity are the humans; in whose honour HE made the earth & the amenities within & without; & surely listens to the voices of the suffering…

    Yaya jammeh will find out sooner, that none of the idols it worship in & around kanilai can stop the freedom train….

    Long live the Gambia….

  2. Luntango Suun Gann Gi


  3. Very moving…Very powerful…Very sombre….This is NOT a revolution (for now)…This is a peaceful protest, where it matters most, to show disagreement with how the country is being governed…

    • Bax , stop the hypocrisy . Don’t make yourself a foolish person , you are better than that .

  4. Bajaw , it is indeed a game changer . Jammeh’s days are numbered . Gambians are ever determine and ready to get rid of a tyrant . A true religious people will always be on the side of oppressed people. This is what we have seen . I say to all those patriotic citizens thank you very much for your effort.

  5. Yes, indeed Maxs; Gambians are ready to go to any length to fumigate our Murderous kanilai Locust; yaya jammeh is the greediest Murderous BEAST ever in Gambian history….

    It’s now just matters of time; the freedom train is moving towards the right direction; all true citizens & friends determined to liberate the country must stay focused to consolidate the efforts….

    Long live the Gambia….