Terrorism is a political phenomenon, not a religious one – Imam of Al-Azhar Grand Mosque

May 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb during the meeting with representatives of 11 countries as well as a delegation from the Royal College of Defense studies in the United Kingdom on Wednesday 25 May, 2022. Photo courtesy of Al-Azhar Facebook page. Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb said on Wednesday that terrorism is a political phenomenon created by Read More

Contemplations about Hajj and the spiritual compass

May 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

1 – Prior to Hajj and/or ‘Umrah the Muslim should:a) Purify his creed (‘Aqeedah) from any aspects of Shirk, greater or lesser, as Shirk destroys one’s deeds.b) Devote his Hajj purely and sincerely for Allah.c) Sincerely repent for all of his sins.d) Acquire knowledge about Hajj and its rites.e) Use Halal (lawful) means to support this great journey, taking what Read More

Nigeria show class as West Africa Scrabble nears end

May 18, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria inched closer to win the maiden edition of the West Africa Scrabble Championships taking place in Accra, Ghana with Eta Karo, Nsikak Etim and Enoch Nwali occupying the top three positions  heading to the final day. After 21 round of matches, Karo leads the 40-man five-nation tournament on 15 points with a 15-0-6 win-draw-loss record. Etim is breathing down Read More

Deborah: Sheikh Gumi lashes killers, reveals consequences

May 15, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A Kaduna based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has stated that any Muslim who kills a Christian in Nigeria for insulting or blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) will not smell paradise. Speaking while reacting to the killing of Sokoto student, Deborah Samuel, over alleged blasphemy against the Prophet, Gumi said Nigeria is not an Islamic state, adding that Muslims in Read More

Fasting 6 Days In Shawwal: 4 Things You Need To Know

May 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Alhamdulillah, we have been blessed with yet another Ramadan this year. As we celebrate Eid in the new normal, let’s continue to keep up the highly rewarded deeds that we have practiced during Ramadan, such as reading the Quran, qiyamullail (waking up before dawn for prayers) and fasting.   For Muslims, fasting six days in the month of Shawwal is Read More

Memory: A Divine Blessing Conferred on Mankind

May 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Deduced from the book: Al-Qadeem wal-Hadeeth by Muhammad Kurd ‘Ali What greater blessing a person could be given than a memory that records everything that he wishes to retain and retrieves it later when needed to benefit thereof. A good memory is one of the influencing factors in the advancement of individuals and groups, and without it, it is hard to realize Read More

Umrah season end on 30th of Shawwal – Saudi Arabia

May 5, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has set the end date of the Umrah season for those who are coming from outside Saudi Arabia. The ministry clarified that the Umrah season for those who are coming from outside the Kingdom on an Umrah visa will close at the end of the 30th of Shawwal.Those who are coming from Read More

Eid-el-fitri: Peaceful eid, large turnout in Kwara

Kwara state recorded a peaceful and joyful eid Monday as thousands of Muslim faithful converged on the Ilorin central praying ground to observe the short celebrative prayers. The eid was attended by governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq. Also at the Eid was the Emir of Ilorin Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, accompanied by a legion of kakaki-blaring traditional royal guards. They were welcomed to Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Al-Makura felicitates with Muslims

April 30, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Senator representing Nasarawa South at the National Assembly, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has felicitated with muslims as they mark the end of this year’s Ramadan fasting. “As we come to the end of this year’s Ramadan fasting, I, felicitate with all Muslims faithful as we join millions of Nigerians and other brethren across the globe to mark the 2022 Read More

Eid-ul-fitr: Ex-governors greet muslims, preach peace, unity

April 29, 2022 Editor 0

Former Governors Forum has fecilitated with Muslims ahead of Eid ul Fitr celebration. In a statement by its Chairman and former governor of Niger state Dr Babangida Aliyu and the executive secretary Prof. Tunde Esan, the Forum underscored the essence of the celebration, while calling on Nigerians to continuously live in peace and unity. Part of the statement reads, “The Read More

Religious leaders must rescue Nigeria from security challenges – Islamic scholar 

April 25, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Islamic scholar and Chief Executive CEO of Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna, Imam Nurain Ashafa, has called on religious leaders to rescue Nigeria from its myriad of security challenges. Ashafa made the call in Kaduna on Monday during a one day Interfaith Dialogue on Preventing Violent Extremism in Kaduna state, jointly organised by ActionAid Nigeria and Global Peace Development as Read More

The virtues of performing Umrah in Ramadan

April 21, 2022 Imam Murtadha Gusau 0

In The Name Of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most MercifulAll praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels and send His peace and blessings upon him—likewise upon his family, Companions, and true followers.Abdullah Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that:“When the Prophet (Peace be Read More

Oman Air offers 200 free tickets to people with disabilities to perform Umrah

April 21, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Oman Air has offered 200 free tickets for people with disabilities to perform the Umrah rituals during the holy month of Ramadan.“The Ministry of Social Development appreciates the efforts and noble endeavours of Oman Air by providing 200 tickets for people with disabilities to perform the Umrah rituals during this holy month, which comes within Oman Air’s social responsibility in Read More

Fasting children and the role of the parents

April 21, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The practice and spirit of fasting should be engrained in children so that it comes natural and effortless for them as they reach adulthood.The month of Ramadan is a time of excitement, socializing, and devotion. As we take care of the spiritual and social part of ourselves during this special month, it is important to remember to also focus some Read More

[Breaking] 2022 Hajj: Nigeria gets over 43,000 slots

April 21, 2022 Editor 0

The Saudi authorities have allocated 43,008 pilgrims’ quota to Nigeria for the 2022 Hajj exercise. Chairman of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON), Alhaji Zhikrullah Kunle Hassan, disclosed this on Thursday while briefing Chief executive of state Muslim pilgrims welfare boards, agencies and commissions in Abuja. According to him, “On the allocation, the states are having 33, 976 while the tour Read More

Al-Noor mosque project 40% completed – ICICE DG

April 17, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The Director-General of the International Centre for Islamic Culture and Education (ICICE), Dr. Kabir Kabo Usman, has disclosed that the Al-Noor Mosque expansion project in Abuja is 40 percent completed. Usman, who spoke in Abuja on Saturday during the Public Presentation of progress report and milestones on Al-Noor Mosque expansion project, said about N2 billion was generated on the project, adding that about Read More

On Good Friday, student slumps, dies on drama stage

April 16, 2022 Editor 0

The unexpected happened at Claratian University of Nigeria, Nekede, in Owerri, Imo state when a seminarian, Suel Ambrose, slumped and died while acting a drama on good Friday. The incident caused panic and pandemonium among the seminarians and passersby as frantic efforts to revive the deceased failed. Some students interviewed on Saturday morning said the deceased, a native of Benue Read More

Over 6 million Pilgrims prays at Prophet’s Mosque in first ten days of Ramadan

April 14, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Saudi Arabia General Presidency’s for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques announced that the Prophet’s Mosque received more than 6,398,502 visitors for visiting and praying during the first ten days of the blessed month of Ramadan. This is in addition to more than 132,345 worshipers who were able to pray inside Al-Rawdah Al-Sharifah. The Presidency attaches great importance to serve the Read More

850,000 foreign pilgrims to perform 2022 Hajj in Saudi Arabia

April 14, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Foreign pilgrims will get a major chunk of 85 percent of the total number of one million pilgrims who will be allowed to perform Hajj this year. Domestic pilgrims constitute only 15 percent of the total pilgrims, Al-Arabiya channel reported quoting well-informed sources.  According to the sources, the number allocated for domestic pilgrims will not exceed 150,000, while the number Read More