Social Media: Platforms for frivolity and onslaught of moral ethics

January 13, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The “digital explosion,” the increasing rise of Internet users, and the striving to achieve the highest number of views and click-through rates by chasing after intriguing scoops and mass viewing and accordingly maximizing the profits, have emboldened the websites to offer their ‘products’ that would achieve these goals without the slightest evaluation or research regarding the resultant positive impact of Read More

Saudi set to increase number of foreign Umrah Pilgrims

January 13, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A big increase is expected in the arrival of foreign Umrah pilgrims over the coming three months, ending with Ramadan, which is the peak annual Umrah season.Saeed Bahashwan, member of the National Committee for the Activities of Hajj, Umrah and Visit, said that the Umrah service sector is expecting a big increase in the number of pilgrims coming from abroad Read More

Believers’ friendship: An antidote to Pre-Islamic tribal bigotry

January 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Islam came when people were separated into sects, factions and tribes. Allah The Almighty united people by Islam and brought their hearts together, as He The Almighty Says (what means): {And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers.}[Quran 3:103] Islam teaches its followers Read More

Reflections on La Ilaha Illa Allah

January 6, 2022 B.Y Muahammad 0

That is Allah, your Lord! There is no god but He, the Creator of all things: Then worship you Him: and He has power to dispose of all affairs. (Quran 6:102)Although all practising Muslims repeat the shahadah many times every day, only few understand its profound meaning, and appreciate its implications. For example, how many Muslims understand why the shahadah Read More

20 Benefits of Sadaqah you may not know

January 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Regarding Sadaqah;If the person giving Sadaqah knows that the money he is donating will reach Allah first and then the poor person, he will truly gain much more joy in giving rather than taking.Do you know the benefits of Sadaqah? Sadaqah is one of the doors from Jannah Sadaqah is the most virtuous action in all good actions, and the Read More

1,200 leaders sign MoU with Shincheonji church on Christ’s teachings

January 5, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

A total of 1,200 global church leaders in 57 countries have signed memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shincheonji Church of Jesus to boost international cooperation and exchanges for educational support, a statement from the church has disclosed. According to the statement made available to Blueprint on Wednesday, amidst of a global decline in the religious population, a clear explanation of the Read More

ISWAP’ll be in trouble, IPOB activities down in 2022 – PFN Scribe

January 3, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

The national publicity secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) Bishop Emmah Isong, has said the Nigerian military would terribly disorganise the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) and that activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) would wind down significantly in 2022. Isong, who is the founder of the Calabar-based Christian Central Chapel Int’l (CCCI), said this Read More

Bosnian war: 9 Serbs indicted for killing over 100 Muslims

December 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A Bosnian war crimes prosecutor has indicted nine Bosnian Serbs for the killing of around 100 Muslim Bosniaks, including seven entire families, early in the 1992-95 war, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Wednesday. Twenty-six years after the end of its devastating war between Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks in which about 100,000 people had died, Read More

Anger management in light of the Quran and Sunnah (II)

December 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Keeping silentThe messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “If any of you becomes angry, let him keep silent (Reported by Imam Ahmed, Al musnad. See also saheeh Al-jaami, 693, 4027)”. This is because an angry person loses self-control and could utter words of disbelief or curses, or the words of divorce which would destroy his home or the words of slander which Read More

10 verses & Hadiths on social solidarity and fighting hunger

December 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Solidarity is one of the strategies that Islam uses to combat hunger. It is not acceptable in Islam that people live below the poverty line while others are spending extravagantly on unnecessary luxuries.Catering for the needs of those underprivileged is a duty and obligation. The Qur’an described it as a right for the needy; it is not a favor on Read More

Christmas: Kogi commissioner, Fanwo, wants christians to pray for peace

December 26, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, has called on Christians across the nation to pray for peace and unity.  Commissioner Fanwo made the call while distributing bags of rice to the people of Yagba Federal Constituency, saying the gesture was from the governor who cares about the welfare of the people.  Fanwo said christians must play Read More

Crossover service: FG restores COVID-19 protocols on religious gatherings, threatens more sanctions over rising cases

December 23, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  Apparently due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, the federal government Thursday restricted religious gathering to 50 percent with full compliance to public health measures. It also threatened to introduce more restrictions should there be an upsurge in cases of the virus. Chairman Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha announced Read More

Story of a man who promise to tell the truth

December 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Telling the truth is a very good habit. If you always speak the truth, you can save yourself from a lot of trouble! Here is a story of a man who did a lot of bad things, but his promise to tell the truth saved him.Once a man came to the prophet Muhammad (S) and said, “Oh prophet of Allah, Read More

Useful guides to prayer during harmattan

December 23, 2021 Farouk Aleem Al-Egbaawiy 0

For Congregation:As congregation, don’t give excuses to miss the prayer, rather:1) Wear cardigan to protect yourself from the cold.2) Use warm water to perform ablution if you want to.3) Be early to the Masjid to avoid running through the cold weather.4) Wear hand gloves and socks if need be.5) Massage your body (chest, hands, legs etc) with body massagers like Read More

Saudi Arabia rebuffs UN resolution on ‘sexual orientation’

December 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, said that God created man and woman, male and female, underscoring that what is not male and female is “against nature.”. On the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” he said such terminology is against Saudi Arabia’s history, as well as the voice and legislation of many countries.Al-Mouallimi stressed that the Read More

Anger management in light of the Quran and Sunnah (I)

December 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

“….O Allah, I ask You to make me fear You in secret and in public, and I ask You to make me speak the truth in times of contentment and of anger…. (Saheeh Al-Jaami, 3039)”.Anger is a psychological state that results from inner agitation and desire for revenge. And when this agitation becomes violent, it intensifies the fire of anger. Read More

Nike Anglican Bishop tells Christians how to celebrate Christmas

December 19, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In the spirit of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, The Bishop, Diocese of Nike, Anglican Communion, The Rt. Revd. Dr. Christian Onyeka Onyia, has admonished Christians to spare a thought for the poor and less privileged in society by celebrating with them.Speaking on Sunday in Enugu, Rt. Revd. Onyia said the birth of Jesus Christ, which is marked every Read More

How India Hindu groups disrupt Muslim Friday prayers

December 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

For more than two months now, Hindu vigilantes have tried to stop the minority community from offering their prayers outside Indian capitalFor more than two months now, right-wing Hindu groups have been protesting against Muslims offering Friday prayers in public spaces in Gurugram – less than an hour outside the Indian capital New Delhi – causing outrage and anxiety among the minority. Read More

Mosque in UK granted permission to extend open hour

December 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A Cambridge mosque has been given permission to expand. Councillors at Cambridge City Council’s planning committee supported the plans for a two-storey extension to the back of the Shah Jalal Islamic Centre, on Darwin Drive, despite a planning officer’s recommendation for refusal and some neighbours’ concerns.The Shah Jalal Islamic Centre in Darwin Drive, Cambridge (53546131), The extension will create a separate prayer Read More

Saudi reduce Umrah permit age from 18 to 12 years

December 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is to allow vaccinated Individuals aged 12 and above from any nationality to obtain Permits for Umrah, Prayers in Masjid Al Haram, Prayers in Rawdah Al Shareefah and ZiyarahHaramain reports that “The minimum age limit for Umrah and visit to the Two Holy Mosques has been reduced from 18 years to 12 years and above for Read More

Danger in Religionalisation of Government policies

December 9, 2021 Ibrahim Muhammed 0

The religious sentiments and high dose of biases being associated with decisions, actions and policies of Government has widen the division and creates a setback in the journey to build a united nation. The anomaly cut across all religious divides with religious related organisations and leaders of faith openly ascribing religious motive to virtually all government decision or policies. It Read More

How Islam forbade terrorism

December 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Islam, a religion of mercy, does not permit terrorism.  In the Quran, God has said:“God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes.  God loves just dealers.” (Quran 60:8) The Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be Read More