Catholic priest makes u-turn, converts to Islam

September 25, 2021 Anadolu Agency 0

A Catholic priest from the US, who was influenced by 13th-century Islamic scholar, poet, and Sufi mystic Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi, converted to Islam and changed his name to Ismail. Born in 1955 in the US state of North Carolina and raised in Los Angeles, Craig Victor Fenter went to a Catholic school at the request of his family and became Read More

Ranks of Friends in Islam (II)

September 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

There is also the one who is righteous and trustworthy and guards his tongue but is not friend-material, nor is he an enjoyable companion. If he were on the banks of the Euphrates while you are burning with thirst, he would not hand you a glass of water!Another is the one who is willing to help and please his friends Read More

Dignity: The trait of the righteous

September 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Praise be to Allah, The Exalted. May peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah his family, Companions, and whoever follows his example.It is becoming of a Muslim to adhere to all that adorns him of noble traits and shun all that disgraces and discredits him.One of the noble traits that are befitting of a Muslim is Waqar (dignity). We Read More

Ranks of friends in Islam (I)

September 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Grab a pen and paper and try to write down the names of all your friends, and then classify them into categories. You will discover that some of them are not really friends but rather casual companions.One of them may be your fellow commuter whom you meet every day on the bus or tram. He greets you, so you greet Read More

Story of Prophet Muhammad and a wrestling champ

September 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

This is a story that’s very insightful and entertaining The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is about 50 years old; at this time he’s been preaching and teaching Islam for about ten years, and there’s a lot of opposition, persecution, and a lot of difficulty… But he hasn’t lost his mercy, his compassion, and his patience and forbearance.One day Read More

Islamic perception on family disintegration

September 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Family disintegration is one of the most common problems that family members encounter in modern society. Sadly, the relationships between family members have become (overwhelmingly) marked with indifference, neglect, and slackness. Neither the father nor the mother is concerned with strengthening family relationships, and each of them is preoccupied with their own life and personal activities that they prefer not Read More

The chapter that teaches us good manners

September 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

This eighteen-verse chapter was revealed in Madinah, and it takes its title from the reference to the private rooms of the wives of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in verse four.Madinan chapters usually concentrate on establishing and educating the first Muslim community and this one is no exception.  It is said that it was revealed after a deputation arrived Read More

Oppression and Scheming… and the Expedited Punishment (II)

August 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Oppression too has an evil end:Just as evil schemes incur adverse consequences on those who devise them, oppression as well entails the swiftest punishment. It was said: whoever draws the sword of oppression will be killed with it; an oppressor will inevitably have a taste of his own medicine; oppression defeats those who commit it; oppression always comes to a Read More

Islam and The Miracle Of Iron

August 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Description: The Quran seems to imply that the iron was something “sent down” and not from this earth, an idea not foreign to 20th century science. Iron is one of the elements highlighted in the Quran. In the chapter known Al-Hadeed, meaning Iron, we are informed: “And We also sent down iron in which there lies great force and which has many Read More

Jos Muslims to Christians: We’ll protect churches in our domain

Muslim communities in the crisis ridden Jos North local government area of Plateau state Sunday rose from a stakeholders’ meeting with a promise to give necessary cover to churches in their areas. They said the decision became imperative as stakeholders had realised some politicians were using religion to achieve their selfish ends. The meeting was an aftermath of the killing Read More

The great lessons from Prophet Moses and Ashura

August 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Among the most difficult of things that we as Muslims have to grapple with is having trust in God when times become difficult; having the trust in Him when things look impossible in human eyes and we see no way out.Moreover, Satan is always there trying to make us despair from the mercy and help of God.In fact his name Read More

Oppression and scheming… and the expedited punishment (I)

August 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In the name of Allah, praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah  his family and Companions, and those who follow him.The divine norms of Allah, The Exalted, have no scope for favoritism or flattery; He Says (what means):·      {And you will not find in the way of Allah any change.} [Quran 33:62]·      {And you will never find Read More

Muslim Council identifies rule of law as panacea to Nigeria’s problems

August 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 As Nigeria battle spate of banditry, kidnapping, farmer/herder clashes and agitation for secession, Muslim Council of Nigeria (MCON) has identified rule of law application as solution to the myriads of security challenges facing the country.  As it celebrates the new Islamic year, Hijrah 1443 on Sunday, MCON, an umbrella body of over 70 Islamic organisations, lamented that Nigeria is sick.It said Read More

Umm Salamah: Story of an Immigrant Family

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Umm Salamah! What an eventful life she had! Her real name was Hind. She was the daughter of one of the notables in the Makhzum clan nicknamed “Zad Ar-Rakib” (which means the provision for the traveler) because he was well known for his generosity, particularly to travelers. Persecution intensifiedUmm Salamah’s husband was Abdullah ibn Abdul-Asad and they both were among Read More

The virtues of the Day of ‘Ashura

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The tenth day of the sacred month of Muharram, also known as ‘Ashura, held a special place in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This blessed day has a significant history and many virtues that are important for the Muslim Ummah.  Let’s take a look at some below:Falls within one of the four sacred months“The year is twelve months Read More

Ansar-ud-Deen urges sober reflection for Nigerian Muslims

August 11, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 As the Muslim ummah in Nigeria celebrates the Hijra new Islamic year, President of the Ansar-Ud-Deen Society Nigeria and overseas, Aare Abdul-Rafiu Ademola Sanni, has urged for sober reflection among Nigeria Muslims. Speaking in his Hijra message, titled, ‘Presidential Hijra 1443AH Message, Alhaji Abdul-Rafiu equally urged Nigerian Muslims to thank Allah for overcoming the threat of Covid-19, while calling for prayer against the Read More

Lawan felicitates with muslims on Hijrah

August 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Muslim Ummah on Monday  as they join the rest of the Islamic World in marking the commencement of the Islamic New Year, 1443 AH. Lawan in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi,  said it was appropriate to use the occasion to thank the Almighty Allah Read More

Hijrah: Cleric advocates spiritual guiding codes for Govs ,others

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Religious leaders in the country have been enjoined to fashion out workable template from their  respective scriptures that will serve as guiding codes for leaders in position of authorities in Nigeria.They were also admonished to refrain from inciting people against another and guard against unguarded utterances and undignifying comments against fellow Nigerians.The chairman of National Hijrah Committee, Kwara state’s chapter, Read More

The virtue of marriage in Islam

August 5, 2021 Musa Nojimudeen 0

Islam means submission to the will of Almighty Allah. Thus, as a religion, it was given to all the Prophets from Adam (AS) to Muhammad (SAW). It was only perfected during the time of Muhammad (SAW) as stated in the Qur’an Suratu’l-Maidah,Chp 5v3: “This day have I perfected your religion for you and have completed my favour upon you and Read More

International Umrah to resume from August 10 – Saudi Arabia

August 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the resumption of Umrah service for pilgrims worldwide from 1st Muharram 1443 (August 10, 2021), following a successful Hajj season.“The Grand Mosque is ready to receive pilgrims and worshippers for Umrah” said the deputy head of the affairs of the Grand Mosque, Saad bin Muhammad al-Muhaimid.Meanwhile, Umrah for Saudi citizens and residents in Read More

Afenifere, Sahara Reporters and the attack on our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)!

July 29, 2021 Imam Murtadha Gusau 0

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever MercifulAll praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May the salutations of Allah, His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, his companions and his true and sincere followers until the Last Day then to proceed:Fellow Nigerians! The blasphemous statement credited to Afenifere, a Yoruba Read More

Saudi Arabia: Pilgrims perform Tashreeq in Mina after Eid Al-Adha

July 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Pilgrims stays in Minna to observe Tashreeq days: Photo: Arab NewsOfficials assure there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported during Hajj Following strict precautionary measures, Hajj pilgrims returned to their tents in Mina on Wednesday after stoning the three pillars on the first day of Tashreeq, the period of three days that follow Eid Al-Adha. The Ministry of Health — Read More

Hajj 2021: No COVID-19 infections or other illnesses among pilgrims

July 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Hajj 2021 pilgrims gather to perform noon and afternoon prayers at Namira Mosque in Mount Arafat, southeast of the Saudi holy city of Makkah on July 19, 2021. (AFP) More policemen were present to supervise COVID-19 health measures while also looking out for the pilgrims’ general well-being Pilgrims participating in this year’s Hajj rituals successfully complied with health measures spread Read More