Hijrah Info

وَمَن يُهَاجِرْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ يَجِدْ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ مُرَٰغَمًا كَثِيرًا وَسَعَةً وَمَن يَخْرُجْ مِنۢ بَيْتِهِۦ مُهَاجِرًا إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ ثُمَّ يُدْرِكْهُ ٱلْمَوْتُ فَقَدْ وَقَعَ أَجْرُهُۥ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا

“He who emigrates (from his home) in the Cause of Allah, will find on earth many dwelling places and plenty to live by. And whosoever leaves his home as an emigrant unto Allah and His Messenger, and death overtakes him, his reward is then surely incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is Ever Forgiving, Merciful.”

The Noble Qur’an 4:100

The Gambia is an English Speaking Muslim (~95%) Country of over 2 million in West Africa, less than a day’s travel lying from the UK.

Sunnah is practised with ease and without oppression and a Year’s Residence and Business Permit may be purchased for around £100 the day of arrival!

In the town of Lamin we operate a Salafi Centre with Ustadh Omar Jammeh Al Gambi where we are looking to establish Lessons and a Tahfeedh (Memorisation Centre) for children in the coming weeks.

There are a number of families and brothers who have moved here for Hijrah already who are experiencing ease and well-being in The Gambia!

For ideas of prices within the Gambia, we include the following general guide:


Residence and Business Permit: ~£100 per year

Accommodation: 2 Bedroom Apartment, unfurnished: ~£100 per month

Private Compound with Furnished 2 Bedroom House: ~£240

Food: Normal Prices compared to other countries or maybe cheaper if one shops at local markets and buys rice in bulk

Travel: 25 min Taxi Journey: ~£4.50

Litre of Petrol: ~£0.76 or $4.73 per gallon

WiFi: ~£44 for a Router and ~£29 per month ongoing

Mushaf: ~£3.80

Sahih Bukhari (Arabic): ~£12.87

Thobe: ~£3 up depending on quality.

Shipping from the UK to Gambia: ~£1/kg

As one might have noticed, prices here are much cheaper than in the West!

For any questions regarding Hijrah or Da’wah in Gambia, please message us via the Whatsapp button in the botton right corner of your screen!

And Allah, The Most High Knows best!

May He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.