#EndSARS: Inter-Faith group rises against same sex marriage propagation

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The National Inter- Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP) has expressed displeasure with Pastor E.A Adeboye, Bishop David Oyedepo and other respected clerics over alleged links to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) community in stoking the #EndSARS protests In a statement signed by Director of Publicity, Rev. Steven Onwu, Monday, the clerics alleged that the intention was to overthrow the government and Read More

In Nasarawa, Sule partners faith-based organisations

October 14, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Wednesday, said his administration would continue to partner all faith-based organizations to promote peace in the state.Governor Sule stated this during the commissioning and dedication of Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC) ultra modern headquarters secretariat along Keffi road Alushi, Akwanga local government area of the state. The governor said this would serve as veritable tools Read More

Muslims win call to prayer court battle in German town

October 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

About five million Muslims live in Germany A German court on Wednesday rejected an application to silence the muezzins call from a mosque in a small town after a legal dispute lasting five years.The Turkish Islamic community (Ditib) may now once again use a loudspeaker to call the faithful to prayer in the town of Oer-Erkenschwick in the state of Read More

How to protect our prayer in a fast-paced World

October 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Worship of Busyness A Psychological View on How Fast-Paced World Harms Our Prayer and How We Can Protect It Keeping busy is a source of pride today. Relaxation is considered a reward only after hard work. We are spinning 24/7, but just as appliances go on the fritz if theyre always turned on, humans pay their price too. Muslims are no Read More

First stage of Umrah to witness 150,000 pilgrims, 10% hotel reservations, generate 75 million Saudi Riyal Saudi Travel and Tourism Committee

October 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A member of the National Committee for Hajj and Umrah, a member of the Hotel Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, a member of the Saudi Travel and Tourism Committee, Hani Al-Amiri, expected that about 150,000 pilgrims will perform the Umrah rituals during the next two weeks of the gradual return that the Ministry of Read More

Join the fight against corruption, group urges Christians

October 8, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Priests Peace & Justice Initiative (PPJ), a platform for accountability for Christians in government Thursday called on Christians and believers to shun all forms of Corruption.  The group submitted that Christians in the country have critical role to play in the fight against corruption. The theme of the meeting; “promoting Christians ethics in governance; the Role of Christians in Shunning Read More

Nigerian @60: Inter-Faith clerics end special prayers, worship in Abuja

October 4, 2020 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP), Friday, prophesied years of prosperity ahead for Nigeria at the end of its special thanksgiving, praise and prayer session to mark the country’s diamomd jubilee.  At the colourful event held at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, the clerics celebrated the nation’s 60th independence anniversary in grand style, declaring an open heaven upon Nigeria.  Read More

Hajj 2021: Kano, Hajj Reporters partner on new Hajj, Umrah orientation

October 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kano state government has committed to partner with Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) to bring to speed the new diplomatic orientation on Hajj and Umrah exercise.The collaboration which would focus on capacity building for staff of the state Pilgrims Welfare Board to keep them abreast of the new norms and regulations introduced by Saudi Arabia Authorities in the wake COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Umrah: Reservation for first 10 days fully booked – Minister of Hajj and Umrah

October 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Muhammad Benten, said that the reservation of the first 10 days for pilgrims has been completely completed.Benten stated that 16 thousand pilgrims were registered during the first hours of launching the Umrah application. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had launched the Umrahna application, to regulate the entry of pilgrims, worshipers and visitors, Read More

Gods name as Sittir The Concealer of Our Dark Side

October 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

God There is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names. (Quran 20: 8)The Beautiful Names of Allah – Opposite & Complimentary NamesThe most excellent Names belong to God: use them to call on Him, and keep away from those who abuse them they will be revenged for what they do. (Quran 7:180)Throughout this series, we have learned that God Read More

Influential Cardinal resigns from Vatican

September 24, 2020 AFP 0

One of the most influential Vatican cardinals, Angelo Becciu, from Italy, resigned his position unexpectedly on Thursday, the Holy See announced without explanation. “The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and from the rights connected to the Cardinalate, presented by His Eminence Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu,” a one-line Read More

Saudi Arabia allows gradual resumption of Umrah from Oct. 4

September 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Saudi Arabia has announced the gradual resumption of Umrah and visits to the Two Holy Mosques with a limited number of pilgrims, starting from Oct. 4, 2020, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday citing a source at the Ministry of Interior. The ministry source said that based on the reports of the competent authorities regarding coronavirus developments and in Read More

Ahead Independence Day: Inter-Faith group commences prayers for Nigeria, Buhari

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organization for Peace (NIFROP) has commenced prayer and fasting for President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire country.  At its meeting on Tuesday at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, the group described October 1st as a “day of convenant” which marked the end of colonial rule. Speaking on behalf of the group, Read More

Obasanjo: Shun prophets of doom, pray for nation’s unity, Christian group tells Nigerians

September 13, 2020 Editor 0

Following a statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo about Nigeria’s unity, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has urged Nigerians to ignore “prophets of doom” and pray for the country.  Obasanjo had alleged that “Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state” due to the recent mismanagement.  The ex-president’s remarks attracted widespread criticism from Read More

What I told Trump about alleged persecution, killing of Christians in Nigeria – Buhari

September 8, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday recounted his interactions with President Donald Trump of the United States of America in 2018 over alleged persecution and killings of Christians in the country.Speaking at the First Year Ministerial Performance Review Retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the president said he told Trump that the problem between herdsmen and and farmers was a Read More

Stay off Oyedepo or…, Ibiyeomie warns Daddy Freeze

September 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Senior Pastor of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, has warned ace broadcaster, Daddy Freeze, to stop insulting Bishop David Oyedepo. Bishop Oyedepo is the founder of Living Faith Church.  Ibiyeomie, who described Freeze as a “bastard”, “half-caste born by a Somalian” with no wife and a poor job, threatened to deal with the On-Air -Personality legally and spiritually. Ibiyeomie Read More

Layla bint Abdullah bin Adi, the first female teacher in Islam

September 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Her daughter-in-law “Al-Shifa”, and she is Layla bint Abdullah bin Adi, one of Mecca’s virtuous women, she was known to cure because she promoted the sick before Islam. At a time when people were illiterate, Laila was one of the few who could read and write. It is likely that she learned to write in order to write down her Read More

Moses in Islam – 10 surprising facts!

September 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Many non-Muslims are surprised to learn that Muslims really love all prophets. One of the biggest stories throughout the Quran is that of Prophet Moses (AS). Here are 10 surprising facts about Moses in Islam. This is perfect to share with your non-Muslim friends.  10. When Prophet Moses (AS) was born in Egypt, his life was in great danger and Read More

Muslims love Jesus, too: 6 things you didn’t know about Jesus in Islam

September 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Christmas, as everyone knows, commemorates the birth of Jesus and is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world. Christmas, as everyone knows, commemorates the birth of Jesus and is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world. But what many people don’t know is that Jesus is an important figure in Islam, too, even though Muslims don’t Read More

Cleric charges Muslims to promote peace

September 3, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Tijanniyya Islamic leader, Sheikh Abubakar Sediq Shuaibu, has enjoined Muslim faithful to imbibe and promote virtues of peace and honesty to gain Allah’s mercy in this world and hereafter. The cleric who was speaking during this year’s Islamic Hijrah 1442 A.H celebration organised by Kogi east Ahbabu Sheikh Sediq Inyass at Okpo, Kogi state, said Prophet Muhammad and Sheikh Ibrahim Read More

NAHCON commends Hajj Reporters for ‘exceptional coverage of commission’s activities’

August 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commended the Independent Hajj Reporters for its exceptional coverage of the commission’s activities within and outside Nigeria. Independent Hajj Reporters is a registered not-for-profit civil society organization that reports Hajj activities in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. NAHCON, in a letter of appreciation dated August 18 2020 and signed by its Chairman/Chief Executive Read More

Virtues of Muharram and fasting on ‘Ashura’

August 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Abu Bakarah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The year is twelve months of which four are sacred, the three consecutive months of Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab Mudar which comes between Jumadah and Sha’ban.” Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and Read More

Muslim lawyers ordered to boycott NBA AGC over reversal of el-Rufai’s invitation

August 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN), Kaduna state chapter has ordered Muslim lawyers to boycott the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference (AGC). This was due to NBA’s decision to reverse invitation of Governor Nasir el-Rufai as a speaker at the conference. Governor el-Rufai of Kaduna state, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, were Read More

Why FG, church, NGOs bickering over CAMA 2020?

August 22, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Since President Muhammadu Buhari signed the amended Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 into law, there have been debates amongst stakeholders and other informed Nigerians. TOPE SUNDAY in this piece writes on the Why CAMA 2020? The Companies and Allied Matters Acts (CAMA) 1990 existed for 30 years before it was amended and finally signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari Read More

The Prophet & the Spider –The story of Hijrah

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Jabal al-Thawr (Arabic: جبل ثور) is the mountain containing the cave in which the Prophet (ﷺ) and Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) sought refuge for three days and nights from the Quraysh. This occurred when they secretly left Makkah to emigrate to Madinah. The children gather around, waiting for the story to unravel. A story about a man running away – an escape plan Read More