Sallah: Islamic aid groups trained on traffic control

June 11, 2018 Najib Sani .Bauchi 0

Ahead of the upcoming Sallah celebration, members of Islamic aid groups, ‘Yan Agaji’ in Bauchi were over the weekend trained on traffic control, crime management and first aid with a view to ensuring peaceful festivities. The training which was sponsored by the General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Alhaji Bala Wunti, was attended by 100 participants drawn Read More

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NAHCON extends hajj payment deadline to June 30

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has extended the deadline for the registration and payment of 2018 hajj fares by intending pilgrims in the country. Director, Planning, Research, Statistics, Information and Library Services, Sulaiman Usman, announced this in a letter to all chairmen and secretaries of States Pilgrims Welfare Boards, Agencies and Commissions, dated May 24. Usman said that Read More

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Muslim media publishers charge youth on peace, stability

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

National Executive Council of Muslim Media Publishers Association of Nigeria (MMPAN) called on youths to embrace peace for national stability. National President of MMPAN, Jafaru Maitaima Yakubu, gave the advice at the 6th annual Ramadan lecture in Kaduna, saying the lecture would focus on peace and unity for national stability. Speaker and veteran journalist, Tajudeen Tijani, urged the Nigerian youths Read More

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2018 pilgrimage: NCPC opens bids for air carriers, ground handlers

May 29, 2018 Adoyi M. Aba. Abuja 0

Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), held its bid opening for Air Carriers and Ground Handlers who submitted bid proposal to participate in the 2018 Christian Pilgrimage Exercise to Israel, Greece and Room. Speaking during the opening, NCPC’s Executive Secretary, Rev. Tor Uja, said the Commission was determined to render quality air lift and ground handling services to Christian pilgrims “who Read More

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Drones to manage Ramadan crowd in Grand Mosque

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Drones will be used for the first time in the Grand Mosque in Makkah to manage the crowd in Ramadan, local daily AlMadina reported on Wednesday quoting deputy commander of the Umrah forces Maj. Gen. Mohammed Al-Ahmadi. The Umrah crowd management plan involves security, organizational and humanitarian aspects, said AlAhmadi. Pilgrims or visitors who show any sign of distress will Read More

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Preach peace, district head tells preachers

May 23, 2018 Bashir Mohammed . Kano 0

District Head of Rogo Bauran Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Mahraz Karaye, has called on Ramadan Islamic preachers in his domain to preach the gospel of peace, unity and tolerance to their subjects. Maharaz made the remarks yesterday at a meeting with Ramadan preachers drawn from Izzalatul Bidi’a Wa Ikamatul Sunna, Khadiriyya and Tijjaniyya Sects. He stressed the significance of using soft Read More

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RECOMMENDED DU’A FOR DAY 02

May 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Allahumaj ‘al siyaamee feehi siyaamas-saa’i’imeen, a qiyaamee feehi qiyaamal-qaa’i’meen. A nabbih’nee feehi ‘an naumatil-ghaafileen, a hab-lee jurmee feehi, yaa ilaahal-‘aalameen, wa’fu ‘annee yaa ‘aafiyan ‘anil mujrimeen MEANING: O Allah be pleased with my fasts, in this month, as Thou gives credit to those who (sincerely) observe fasts; and (be pleased with) my special night prayers, in this month, as Thou Read More

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Ramadan Timing – Day 2

May 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Towns Magrib Alfijr Abakaliki 6.40 5.57 Abeokuta 7.01 5.16 Abuja/Suleja 6.51 4.57 Akure 6.53 5.08 Akwanga/Keffi/Nasarawa 6.45 5.53 Auchi 6.49 5.04 Ankpa/Ayangba 6.44 4.57 Argungu 7.06 4.57 Azare/Jama’are 6.41 4.38 Bama 6.27 4.24 Bauchi/Ningi 6.41 4.43 Benin 6.51 5.08 Bichi 6.51 4.44 Bida 6.53 5.01 Birnin Gwari 6.53 4.55 B/Kebbi/Gwandu/Jega 7.06 4.59 Birnin Kudu/Gwaram 6:43 4.41 Biu 6:32 4.32 Calabar Read More

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Religion All,Fun, fashion and halal lipstick: Retailers cash in on £200m Ramadan economy By Ibrahim Muhammed

May 18, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Muslims observing Ramadan are increasingly being targeted by supermarkets and brands in the UK, which has led to a rise in spending on food and gifts during the month, according to new research. The Ramadan economy in the UK is worth at least £200m, with supermarket chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons increasingly gearing products, displays and Read More

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Muslims urged to shun corruption

April 21, 2018 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka. Abuja 0

Muslims across the country has been charged to shun corruption. This call was made at the weekend when the Al-Habibiyah Islamic Society held its ninth annual women’s forum, with the theme: ‘The Role of Women in Eradicating Corruption’ held at the National Mosque, Abuja. Chairman of the occasion, Ambassador Ridhwan A. Mustapha, stressed this while commending the efforts of the Read More

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Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or haram? By Ibrahim Muhammed

April 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Muslim scholars over its permissibility In Dubai’s decades-old Gold Souq, customers from around the world haggle over bangles and necklaces. Elsewhere in the emirate, the region’s top centre for gold trade, bullion is playing a new role in financial engineering. A local start-up company founded last year, OneGram, is issuing a Read More

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Streamlining hajj operation in Kaduna

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

On assuming office, Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i instituted some reforms in the state Muslim pilgrims’ welfare board geared towards professionalising the activities of the board; Part of the step taken is ensuring that only those who have the capacity to drive the wheel of hajj are retained in the system for maximum efficiency. He collapsed the activities of both Christian’s Read More

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9 scientifi c methods to locate Qibla By Ibrahim Muhammed

April 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

How can we locate the Qibla direction in any place of the world? This question raised strong furor among Muslims worldwide, especially in the American City of Seattle where Muslims differed over the Qibla location. This issue was of concern in 2000 to the Muslim Society for Survey that organized a symposium on this topic and invited Brigadier Abdel-Aziz Sallam, Read More

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MURIC fl ays lawmakers for ‘demanding’ bribe from MDAs

April 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has criticised Nigerian lawmakers on their ‘negative’ role in the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group, in a statement yesterday, said the lawmakers were responsible for the negative report on corruption in the country. MURIC’s position is in response to a report by Premium Times detailing how senators and members of Read More

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Okoroafor to AGN: Focus on salvation, service to humanity

April 4, 2018 Agi Onda . Abuja 0

The General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Nigeria, Rev Dr Chidi Okoroafor, has called on Christian leaders in Nigeria, particularly those working directly as clerics to shun materialism and give focus and priority to salvation, service and humility. The GS gave the counsel on Sunday while speaking at this year’s Easter retreat of Abuja District of Assemblies of God Nigeria Read More

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Easter: Cleric charges Christians on holiness

April 3, 2018 Okey Chris. Awka 0

Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has charged Christians not to wish away the holiness and righteous life they lived during the 60 days fasting and prayers which culminated into Easter. Ezeokafor, who gave the charge while delivering his Easter message in Awka, said it was improper for some Christians to be holy only during the Lenten Read More

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This is what the Quran says about Jesus

March 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Christian artists down through the centuries have shown Jesus surrounded by fluffy clouds or angels. Around his head a golden halo of light shines, while little children and lambs are always at his feet. On the cross, this artistic Jesus is shown suffering terrible agonies on behalf of others, asking always that his enemies be forgiven. The “gentle Jesus, meek Read More

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The long arm of ‘death’ BY Ibrahim Muhammed

March 22, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

    It will come when it has to come. There would be no request for appointment; no knocking, no prior notice, no invitation and neither will your status matter. You may be the richest man on earth, the poorest of all living creature, the most intelligent, the most stupid, the most honest, the most dishonest and all the above Read More

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Legacies of Hajj operation and peculiar conundrum, BY Ibrahim Muhammed

March 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Recently, Manara satellite television organized a one day national symposium titled “Legacy of Hajj Operations and the Nigerian question”. The event was held inside Ladi Kwali Hall at Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Abuja. The theme of the event was actually to x-ray the progress made in hajj operations (if any) and compare it with the peculiar Nigeria questions on Read More

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32nd National Quranic recitation ends in Katsina

March 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The 32nd national Quranic recitation has ended in Katsina with Bauchi state emerge best in the male recitation while Borno clinch the first position in the female category. His Eminence, Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Dr. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, and His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Sokoto State Hon. Aminu Tambuwal are among Read More

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Additional report by The Muslim News

March 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Muslim in the shadow of his charity Once upon a time, there was a man named Ibn Gud‘aan. He related his story: “I once went out during the spring and I saw my camels healthy and with big udders that were filled with milk. I looked at my favorite she-camel and told myself that I would offer it as charity Read More

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Germany: Over 950 attacks on Muslims, mosques in 2017 – Interior Ministry

March 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

There were 950 attacks reportedly on Muslims and mosques in Germany in 2017, according to new government figures. At least 33 Muslims were injured in the attacks, which included assaults against Muslim women wearing headscarves and attacks against mosques and other Muslim institutions, the Interior Ministry said in its reply to a parliamentary question. Anti-Muslim crimes, including physical assault, threatening Read More

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Almajiri school system and the example of Libya

March 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

This write-up was prompted by a radio programme I overheard on the need to reform the Almajiri School system in Nigeria. Prominent Islamic scholars; including Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi offered varying but discerning opinions on how to get it to function very much like its western secular counterpart across the state. Beyond any iota of doubt, it has some big pluses Read More

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