Saudi Arabia allows pilgrims to visit any city during Umrah

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Saudi authorities have confirmed that pilgrims and visitors from outside the kingdom can visit any city in the country during their 30- day Umrah visa, 15 days of which must be spent on visiting the Two Holy Mosques. Abdulaziz Wazzan, Undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Umrah Affairs, said that more than 1,000 pilgrims from the world arrived in the Read More

JNI tasked on proliferation of Islamic sects

September 14, 2018 Oyibo Salihu .Lokoja 0

The Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) has been charged to address the proliferation of Islamic sects to avoid division and crises in the religion. Former Kogi state commissioner for finance, Alhaji Garba Abubakar Usman gave the charge yesterday in Lokoja during an event organised by the Kogi State Muslim Organisations (KOSMO) in commemoration of the 1440 Hijrah Calendar, adding that the Read More

The Prophet and the Spider – Story of Hijrah

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The children gather around, waiting for the story to unravel. A story about a man running away – an escape plan – he is being hunted down – but there is a resolve – a new place – a peaceful place – called Madinah. Their Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was accompanied by his best friend started their Read More

1,141,998 Pilgrims have left Saudi Arabia – Passport Department

September 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The total number of Hajj pilgrims departing via land, air and sea ports of the Kingdom has reached 1,141,998, according to the statistics issued by the Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat). The directorate said the number of pilgrims leaving by air was 1,042,305, by land 83,339 and by sea 15,954. The number of pilgrims who arrived in Madinah reached 553,151, Read More

Jehovah’s Witnesses begin 2018 convention in Abuja today

September 14, 2018 Patrick Andrew .Abuja 0

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environ are set to launch their annual convention series beginning today at their Kwali Assembly Hall. A statement issued by the convention organizer said the convention is important at this critical time because, “we need courage more than ever at school, at work and when tragedy strikes.’’ Delegates and interested Read More

Proudly Nigerian pilgrim

August 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

From Ibrahim Muhammad in Misfalah Makkah, Saudi Arabia The fear of Almighty Allah culminate in honest deeds and merciful acts towards a fellow human beings; and this is the cardinal pillar in which five pillars of Islam stands upon. Amidst supplications, prayers, worship and struggling to fulfill the spiritual retirements of hajj, Nigeria pilgrims in this year hajj has display Read More

NAHCON’s effort at piloting affairs of Nigerian pilgrims By Fatima Sanda Usara

August 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Ever since the Hajj season began its descent, activities at the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria headquarters in Ummul Jood, Makkah, reached a crescendo. Visitors to the office tripled as did its schedule. A line-up of marathon meetings and debriefings laid in waiting for staff after grueling Muna tasks. Fortunately, executives and staff of the Commission are witnessing the first Read More

Animal sacrifice or settling debts: Which takes priority?

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Wa alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: If you find yourself unable to perform the sacrifice because of being burdened by debts, you need not worry about it. Allah does not burden Read More

What is the significance of Eid Al-Adha? Thank

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The day of Eid al-Adha is known all over the world as “Al-Eid AlKabir“, or the Major Feast. It is distinguished from “Al-Eid AlSaghir“, which is the Minor Feast, known also as Eid al-Fitr. This is actually celebrated by Muslims two months and ten days before the Major Feast. The Read More

From Yemen to Makkah: Saudi Muslim walks 450 km for Hajj

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Saudi Muslim has reportedly walked more than 450 kilometers to perform hajj in Muslims’ holiest city of Makkah, 10 days after setting off from Bisha in southern Saudi Arabia. “I took my journey to encourage people to walk, showing its health effects,” Othman Alshahin said, Saudi Arabic newspaper Sabq reported. Alshahin took pilgrims’ old route from Yemen to Makkah, Read More

54 pilgrims visited Saudi in 25 years – Report

August 17, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

According to the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) in Saudi Arabia, the total number of hajj pilgrims who visited Makkah, Islam’s holiest city, during the last 25 years reached 53,928,358, Saudi Gazette reported. “Counting of pilgrims started in 1970 (1390H) in order to obtain accurate information to help all governmental entities to plan and develop the services provided to the Read More

Virtues of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

August 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, hold a special place in the heart of Islam. These ten days are greatly beloved by Allah (SWT) and have preference over all other days of the year, as they are ripe with blessings and endless rewards. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged his ummah Read More

Story of the Mosque of two Qiblahs in Madinah

August 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Madinah is rich with historic Islamic sites that are frequented by visitors to the Saudi Arabian city. The city reminds them of the prophet’s teachings and the spreading of Islam to all parts of the world. Among Madinah’s landmark sites is Masjid Al-Qiblatain or the Mosque of the Two Qiblas. Built by Sawad bin Ghanam bin Kaab during the second Read More

Can a pilgrim wear underwear during Ihram?

August 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In this fatwa: 1- It is not permissible for males to wear underwear or any sewn clothes in a state of ihram. 2- If someone has a specific medical condition that necessitates wearing underwear, then it would be considered as permissible in lieu of necessity but he has to offer fidyah (expiation). In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Read More

Igbo Muslims urge spread of Islam in South

August 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Igbo Muslims in Nigeria’s mainly Christian southeast region want to spread Islam in their areas, thus requesting for Islamic schools and mosques to help them practice their faith. The announcement was made by the chairman of the Ebonyi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Abas Egwu, who said that Igbo Muslims are working hard to spread Islam and da`wahin the Read More

A review on Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya – The Chapter of Hajj by Ibrahim Muhammed

August 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In this lesson, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, reviews the chapter on Hajj from Imam Al-Ghazali’s Ihya Ulum alDin. Imam Al-Ghazali begins by outlining a general rule: that one cannot draw nearer to Allah except through letting go of their worldly attachments. Ustadh Amjad explains that Hajj, unlike any other forms of worship, cannot be rationalized as to the meaning behind each Read More

You’ve lost Islam: Ethiopian PM recounts snub to Abu Dhabi crown prince, by Ibrahim Muhammed

August 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

‘We need to learn Arabic quickly, so we could better understand the religion and teach it to you, and return you to it’ Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses his country’s diaspora, the largest group of Ethiopians outside Ethiopia, in Washington, US (Reuters) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has said that he shunned an offer by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Read More

British Muslim: France Wins World Cup, God is Great!

July 23, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

France beating Croatia 4-2 to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a much needed victory for European society in our age. Many far-right politicians and parties attempt to rise and catch Europeans off guard, as many of us take the lives we live for granted without understanding the struggles that came before us, exemplified best by #Brexit in the Read More

4 questions and answers about Ihram

July 23, 2018 Ibrahim Mohammed 0

After you have made the necessary preparations – paid your debts, repented, absolved yourself of any wrongdoing toward others, etc. – you are ready to take the first step in the blessed journey: ihram. What is ihram? The word ihram has three meanings: The two pieces of cloth that male pilgrims wear during Hajj. 2. The very act of initiating Read More

Ethics in business

Ethics in business

July 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

It is said that one Yunus ibn-`Ubayd sold tunics of different values; some were worth four hundred dirhams each, and others only two hundred each. Entrusting his nephew with the care of the shop, Yunus departed to offer his prayers. A bedouin entered the shop and asked for a tunic priced at four hundred, but received one priced at two Read More

Two stories of Islamic ethics in practice Putting ethics into practice

Two stories of Islamic ethics in practice

July 14, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

It has been related that when Sulayman, the Umayyad caliph (C.E. 715-717) and the son of `Abd-al-Malik, went to Al-Madinah for a visit, he sent for Abu Hazim and asked him to give a discourse. Abu Hazim dutifully obliged, addressing the Amir al-Mu’minin (Commander of the Faithful) in these words: “Take not possessions from other than their proper place, and Read More

From Balkans to Makkah: 2 Macedonians embark on cycling for Hajj

From Balkans to Makkah: 2 Macedonians embark on cycling for Hajj

July 14, 2018 Ibrahim  Muhammed 0

Two Muslim Albanian men from Tetova city, the capital of the Albanian province in Slavic Macedonia (FYROM), are now filming their lifetime journey of Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah by bicycles, TRT reported on July 7. The imam, Amir Aslani, and his professional cyclist friend, Senad Idrisi, are fully aware of the difficulties they might face throughout their long trip. However, Read More

Islam in the hub of FIFA 2018 World Cup By Ibrahim Muhammed

June 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

2018 World Cup: Kazan Ready to Welcome Muslim Fans MOSCOW – It was in 2010 when Russia got the nod from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to host the current 21st World Cup, the globe’s most prestigious football tournament The competition is slated to run between June 14 and July 15, and it features seven Muslim nations out Read More