Four Lessons from Ramadan and COVID-19

May 28, 2020 Sheikh Ahmad Kutty 0

This year Ramadan came at a most critical time in our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.The COVID-19 gave us a sudden jolt. It exposed the frailty of the human condition. This pandemic shook our over-confidence and dependence on our own devices.It taught us that after all, we are not all that powerful and that we can never dispense with our Read More

Saraki’s aide felicitates with Muslims on Eid-el-Fitr

May 26, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Hon Gbenga Makanjuola, deputy chief of staff to former Senate President Bukol Saraki, has felicitated with the Muslim community in Nigeria on the celebration of the Eid-el-fitr.   He also congratulated all Muslims for successfully completing this year’s Ramadan fast. In a sallah message, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja,  the two-term House of Representatives member urged Read More

Seek truth in stories, Catholic bishop tasks journalists

May 24, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Catholic Bishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale-Martins, has tasked media practitioners to search after the truth in all stories that come to them. He handed the charge while speaking during a Holy Mass to mark the seventh Sunday in Easter and the 54th World Communications Day, at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos. Bishop Adwale-Martin, at the Mass that Read More

Sallah: Diri felicitates with Muslims in Bayelsa

May 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has felicitated with Muslims in the state on the end of their Ramadan fast and the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitri.Governor Diri in his goodwill message issued by his Acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, urged Muslims in the state to continue to pray for peace and unity in Nigeria and Bayelsa.He also solicited Read More

Sallah: Almakura congratulates Muslims

May 24, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Senator Umaru Almakua representing Nasarawa south senatorial district has congratulated muslims across the country on completion of the 30 days mandatory fasting and urged them to continue to show compassion to the need. This was contained in a statement he personally signed and made available to Blueprint on Saturday, in Lafia. Almakura said that Ramadam fasting teaches the values of Read More

Eid-el-fitr begins Sunday – Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2020 AFP 0

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday. “Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the supreme court said, quoted by Read More

Muslim faithful to spend Eid-el-fitr under lockdown in Ogun

May 22, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Islamic faithful in Ogun state would be celebrating the Eid-el-fitr under lockdown, Governor Dapo Abiodun, has announced. The governor who made the announcement while briefing journalists on the COVID-19 update in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital, said the level of compliance with the laid-down precautionary measures in the fight against COVID-19 was not yet at the desired level.  Governor Read More

Breaking: Eid-el-fitr moved to another day, fasting continues

May 22, 2020 Editor 0

The national moon sighing committe of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has revealed that 2020 Eid-el-fitr will now hold on Sunday. According to the council, via its Twitter handle, “There was no positive sighting report of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria, tomorrow is 30th Ramadan. An official statement from Sultanate will be released shortly.” Details loading…

Ignore calls for convergence for Eid prayer, NANS tells FG

May 22, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Friday called on the Federal government to ignore the calls by some people and Muslim leaders to allow the convergence of Islamic faithful for Eid prayer during the Eid – el – fitri celebration. The umbrella body of students in the country in a statement by its National Public Relations Officer, Comrade Azeez Read More

EID-El-FITR: Conflicting signals over mode of worship

As Muslim faithful inch towards the end of fasting in the month of Ramadan, governments at all levels and the various Islamic authorities and bodies have rolled out patterns the Eid-el-Fitr would take Saturday or Sunday, depending on when the moon is cited. The conflicting modalities were released in line with the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic which necessitated among others, the Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: JNI Fatwa orders Muslims to pray at home

May 21, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) Fatwa Committee has urged Muslims in Nigeria to stay and observe their eid prayer at home on the day of Eid-el-Fitr considering the circumstances of the Covid-19 lockdown.The Committee in a statement signed by JNI Secretary General, Sheikh Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, however noted that the restriction will be in states where there are lockdown on Eid day, while in Read More

COVID-19: Zazzau Emirate suspends Sallah festivity

May 21, 2020 Moh Bello Habib 0

In an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, the Zazzau Emirate in Kaduna state has suspended this year’s Traditional horse riding and other Sallah festivity to mark Eid-el-fitr celebration.This was contained in a statement by Assistant Secretary of the emirate council, Alhaji Umaru Idris Dan Isan Zazzau, which was made available to Journalists on Thursday. He said the Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Don’t throw away Covid-19 protocols, Gumi tells Muslims

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, Islamic scholars, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has urged Muslims to observe the Covid-19 lockdown regulations to ensure that “we don’t lose what we have gained in two months so far in one day”. Speaking to newsmen shortly after Governor Nasir el-Rufai met with some clerics in government house on Monday evening, the Islamic scholar, who is also a medical Read More

Laylatul Qadr – What to Look For!

May 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

What are some of the signs to look for of Laylatul Qadr. Laylatul Qadr is not too hot or too cold. It is a gentle night and a comforting night.  The amount of angels that come down on Laylatul Qadr take a way the rays of the sun. However, what if you missed the signs on one particular day in the Read More

Analysis: The future of Hajj operation within coronavirus pandemic

May 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Now, let’s do a little projective analysis on these vital areas of hajj operations. Transportation of Pilgrims within Saudi Arabia The Car Syndicate services will comes with a new system of transporting pilgrims that tally with the 6 feet social distance – the new normal. Something like one passenger seat space between two pilgrims  Pilgrims buses may not be allowed Read More

Ramadan: Sultan tasks Muslims to intensify prayers, increase charity

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

AbdulRaheem Aodu The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Nigerian Muslims to intensify prayers, give out alms and search for the night of Laylatul Quadri. Speaking in a statement issued by the JNI Secretary General, Dr Khalid Aliyu, the Sultan said that the night of Laylatul Qadri, which Read More

No amount of prayers can cure coronavirus – Spiritualist claims

May 9, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Spiritual leader of the Igbo nation, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka also known as Ogilisi Igbo has urged the public to disregard religious leaders calling for prayers against coronavirus, saying that prayers were ineffective to the deadly disease. According to Ezeonwuka, pastors claiming that prayers can eliminate coronavirus pandemic were fake and operate mushroom Churches through which they could take advantage Read More

US: ‘Historic’ Ramadan call to prayer echoes in Minnesota City

April 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside adhan is believed to be the firstpublicly broadcast call to prayer in a major US city.From loudspeakers on the roof of a Minnesota mosque, the Islamic callto prayer echoed for the first time ever throughout a Minneapolisneighbourhood late on Thursday as the Muslim community there preparedto begin the holy month of Ramadan.It echoed again on Friday morning Read More

COVID-19: Can healthcare workers be exempted from fasting Ramadan?

April 30, 2020 Dr. Jasser Auda 0

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings beupon His Messenger.In this fatwa:1- If the Muslim medical personnel can function without harminghim/herself or falling short in their duty to save lives during anypandemic, then they should indeed fast.2- If he/she assessed that there will be harm to him/her Read More

Ramadan: Ansar-Ud-Deen donates food items to widows in Kaduna

April 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Kaduna branch, Wednesday, donated food items to widows in the society to serve as succour for them during the Ramadan fasting and the Covid-19 lockdown. Kaduna state has been under lockdown for over a month following the first positive case of Coronavirus in the state on March 28, this has caused untold hardship on the people as Read More

Breaking: Sultan announces when 2020 Ramadan ‘ll start in Nigeria

April 23, 2020 Editor 0

Friday April 24, 2020 has been declared as the first day of the Ramadan fast in Nigeria. Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto who announced the sighting of the new crescent in Sokoto on Thursday in a radio and television broadcast said the new moon was sighted in different parts of the country and that report of the moon Read More