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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eliminating ‘Pay As You Go’ Pilgrims Registration System By Ibrahim Muhammad

February 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Saudi Arabia has upgraded hajj operating system, there is need to upgrade our application software. Otherwise, we will continue to receive ‘incompatibility error’ “Ibrahim Muhammad” There is an urgent need for National Hajj Commission to hasten its proposed Hajj saving scheme to provide a flexible pattern of payment for hajj seats for Nigeria pilgrims. The slow pace of the Read More

That National Mosque sermon By Muhammad Ajah

February 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  The Friday sermon delivered penultimate week by the administrative head of the National Mosque, Professor Shehu Ahmad Said Galadanci, was striking and remains part of the pivots of salvation to the Muslim Ummah of Nigeria. It was quite inspiring, although I am yet to come to terms with the actual designation. The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Read More

Kumuyi’s Abuja crusade for Feb 25

February 19, 2018 John Oba 0

Abuja The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, will storm Abuja on February 25 for total redemption crusade. The State Overseer of the Federal Capital Territory of the church, Pastor Joshua Esho made this known in an interactive session with journalists in his office in Abuja, where he expressed faith in God’s intervention over national Read More

2018 Olympics: No prayer room for visitors

February 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has cancelled plans for a mobile prayer room in Gangneung for tourists at the 2018 Winter Olympics after strong opposition by anti-Muslim campaigners, the city tourism department’s chief told Al Jazeera. While just 0.2 percent of South Korea’s population of 51 million is Muslim, the KTO decided to build a prayer room to promote a Read More

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Valentine day: The Ummah is bleeding, can we be celebrating? By Ibrahim Muhammed

February 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue …Valentines Day is definitely not for YOU!!! Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. The kuffaar still celebrate Read More

15 anti-corruption Hadiths, By Ibrahim Muhammed

February 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Corruption is one of the worst predicaments that haunt many countries around the world. The abuse of power, authority and resources by governments and public servants hinders the progress of countries. It alienates ordinary citizens and blocks them from investing in the development of their nations. The ailment of corruption is something that, unfortunately, plagues many Muslim countries. This Read More

25 mind-blowing facts about Islam

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

#1 Islam is an Arabic word that means “peace,” “security,” and “surrender.” Muslim means “one who peacefully surrenders to God.” Anyone from any race could be Muslim; in other words, “Muslim” does not refer to a particular race. The word Islam means ‘submission to God’, and a Muslim is anyone who submits their life to God. #2 Islam is a Read More

Islam: Muslim World League holds global peace forum in South Africa, By Ibrahim Muhammed

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The event, entitled “For a Safer World: Followers of Religions Unite Against Hatred, Extremism and Terrorism,” was inaugurated by Mayor of Durban Zandile Gumede, in the presence of MWL Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa, a number of South African government ministers and representatives from many different religions. Al-Issa thanked all those present for their cooperation and partnership with the MWL in organizing Read More

Adamawa Muslims raise alarm over almajiri influx

January 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Muazu Abari Yola The Adamawa chapter of the Muslim Council has raised concern over the influx of Qu’ranic school pupils (Almaris) into major towns in the state. The council, in a communiqué issued at the end of its 29th General Assembly meeting in Yola yesterday, called on parents and governments at all levels to do something about it. The Read More

What is the status of Jerusalem in Islam?By Ibrahim Muhammed

December 29, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The city of Jerusalem is very sacred to Muslims. It is one of the three most sacred cities in Islam. Jerusalem is called al-Quds al-Sharif (the Noble Sacred Place). Islam recognizes all the Prophets and Messengers of Allah. The Quran has mentioned many Prophets by name. Their stories and teachings are told at varying length throughout the Quran. Abraham, Moses, Read More