Muslim Council identifies rule of law as panacea to Nigeria’s problems

August 15, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 As Nigeria battle spate of banditry, kidnapping, farmer/herder clashes and agitation for secession, Muslim Council of Nigeria (MCON) has identified rule of law application as solution to the myriads of security challenges facing the country.  As it celebrates the new Islamic year, Hijrah 1443 on Sunday, MCON, an umbrella body of over 70 Islamic organisations, lamented that Nigeria is sick.It said Read More

Umm Salamah: Story of an Immigrant Family

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Umm Salamah! What an eventful life she had! Her real name was Hind. She was the daughter of one of the notables in the Makhzum clan nicknamed “Zad Ar-Rakib” (which means the provision for the traveler) because he was well known for his generosity, particularly to travelers. Persecution intensifiedUmm Salamah’s husband was Abdullah ibn Abdul-Asad and they both were among Read More

The virtues of the Day of ‘Ashura

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The tenth day of the sacred month of Muharram, also known as ‘Ashura, held a special place in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This blessed day has a significant history and many virtues that are important for the Muslim Ummah.  Let’s take a look at some below:Falls within one of the four sacred months“The year is twelve months Read More

Ansar-ud-Deen urges sober reflection for Nigerian Muslims

August 11, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 As the Muslim ummah in Nigeria celebrates the Hijra new Islamic year, President of the Ansar-Ud-Deen Society Nigeria and overseas, Aare Abdul-Rafiu Ademola Sanni, has urged for sober reflection among Nigeria Muslims. Speaking in his Hijra message, titled, ‘Presidential Hijra 1443AH Message, Alhaji Abdul-Rafiu equally urged Nigerian Muslims to thank Allah for overcoming the threat of Covid-19, while calling for prayer against the Read More

Lawan felicitates with muslims on Hijrah

August 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Muslim Ummah on Monday  as they join the rest of the Islamic World in marking the commencement of the Islamic New Year, 1443 AH. Lawan in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi,  said it was appropriate to use the occasion to thank the Almighty Allah Read More

Hijrah: Cleric advocates spiritual guiding codes for Govs ,others

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Religious leaders in the country have been enjoined to fashion out workable template from their  respective scriptures that will serve as guiding codes for leaders in position of authorities in Nigeria.They were also admonished to refrain from inciting people against another and guard against unguarded utterances and undignifying comments against fellow Nigerians.The chairman of National Hijrah Committee, Kwara state’s chapter, Read More

The virtue of marriage in Islam

August 5, 2021 Musa Nojimudeen 0

Islam means submission to the will of Almighty Allah. Thus, as a religion, it was given to all the Prophets from Adam (AS) to Muhammad (SAW). It was only perfected during the time of Muhammad (SAW) as stated in the Qur’an Suratu’l-Maidah,Chp 5v3: “This day have I perfected your religion for you and have completed my favour upon you and Read More

International Umrah to resume from August 10 – Saudi Arabia

August 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the resumption of Umrah service for pilgrims worldwide from 1st Muharram 1443 (August 10, 2021), following a successful Hajj season.“The Grand Mosque is ready to receive pilgrims and worshippers for Umrah” said the deputy head of the affairs of the Grand Mosque, Saad bin Muhammad al-Muhaimid.Meanwhile, Umrah for Saudi citizens and residents in Read More

Afenifere, Sahara Reporters and the attack on our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)!

July 29, 2021 Imam Murtadha Gusau 0

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever MercifulAll praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May the salutations of Allah, His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, his companions and his true and sincere followers until the Last Day then to proceed:Fellow Nigerians! The blasphemous statement credited to Afenifere, a Yoruba Read More

Saudi Arabia: Pilgrims perform Tashreeq in Mina after Eid Al-Adha

July 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Pilgrims stays in Minna to observe Tashreeq days: Photo: Arab NewsOfficials assure there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported during Hajj Following strict precautionary measures, Hajj pilgrims returned to their tents in Mina on Wednesday after stoning the three pillars on the first day of Tashreeq, the period of three days that follow Eid Al-Adha. The Ministry of Health — Read More

Hajj 2021: No COVID-19 infections or other illnesses among pilgrims

July 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Hajj 2021 pilgrims gather to perform noon and afternoon prayers at Namira Mosque in Mount Arafat, southeast of the Saudi holy city of Makkah on July 19, 2021. (AFP) More policemen were present to supervise COVID-19 health measures while also looking out for the pilgrims’ general well-being Pilgrims participating in this year’s Hajj rituals successfully complied with health measures spread Read More

Kwara govt suspends 2021 durbar

July 21, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state government has announced the suspension of the 2021 durbar earlier scheduled for Wednesday July 21, citing security reasons.The government announced the suspension in a statement by the permanent secretariat, ministry of commmunications, Hajia Rabiat Mopelola AbdulRahman.  The suspension was announced few hours after supporters of the state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, and that of the former Senate President, Read More

Sallah: No alternative to peace, says Kwara Gov

July 20, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Tuesday admonished Nigerians to imbibe the culture of peace and tolerance as muslims celebrate Eid-ul Adah festival. He spoke hours after he observe he joined muslim umah in observing a peaceful and orderly Eid gatherings in the state. In a short interview with reporters before paying Eid homage to the Emir of Ilorin Dr Ibrahim Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Edoh urges youths to engage leaders in peaceful dialogue

July 20, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Youth Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Raymond Edoh, has called on the Federal government to deliver dividends of democracy to the people, stressing that Nigeria has the resources needed to make it possible. Edoh, who made this call in a Sallah message revealed that the major challenge Nigeria is facing is bad leadership coupled withlack of a Read More

Al-Makura greets Muslims at Eid-El-Kabir

July 20, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Senator representing Nasarawa south senatorial district, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has felicitated with Muslims as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. Senator Al-Makura, who is the immediate past governor of Nasarawa state, called for prayers, patience, and understanding towards peace and development of the state and the country. A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Mr.Danjuma Joseph and made available Read More

COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT/EID-EL-KABIR: Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Zazzau emirate cancel festivities

Sallah festivities in Kano, Jigawa and Niger states as well as Zazzau Emirate in Kaduna state have been put off during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. This, Blueprint learnt, was in line with the recent alarm raised by the federal government on the likelihood of COVID-19 variant in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Rivers and the FCT among others. Chairman Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Read More

Kaduna warns against large gatherings as Muslims celebrate Sallah

July 19, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has warned that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is already in the country and the Delta variant of the virus is responsible for the rising  infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in some parts of Africa and Nigeria.A statement signed by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, on Monday noted that the  ‘’situation has put Kaduna, FCT, Read More

Lawan preaches peace, unity @ Eid-el-Kabir

July 19, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 The President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , has called on Nigerians to continue working and praying for peace , unity and progress of Nigeria .Lawan who made the call in his Sallah message to commemorate Eid – el – Kabir celebration by Muslim faithful across the world , said though  the current challenges are painful but Nigerians should Read More

Understanding the rites of ‘Eed Al-Adh-ha

July 15, 2021 Editorial IV 0

During the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah, the Islamic Ummah lives through great days and virtuous nights that are full of the remembrance of Allah The Almighty and praising Him.Pilgrims go to Makkah individually and in groups from all over the world by air, sea and land. They represent a great scene of servitude to Allah The Almighty as pilgrims Read More

Etiquette and rulings for celebrating Eid-ul-Adha

July 15, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Eid Al-Adha, also known as the greatest day of hajj is the last month of the Islamic calendar.Abu Dawud reported, the Prophet (P.B.U.H) said, “The greatest day in the sight of Allah, may He be blessed and exalted, the day of sacrifice”.“Surely Abraham was an example, obedient to Allah, by nature upright, and he was not of the polytheists. He was grateful Read More

NBAIS wants govt to regulate Almajiri schools, review existing curriculum

July 15, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has called on the Federal and State Government to regulate Almajiri schools and review its existing curriculum.  The call is contained in a communiqué jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the communique drafting committee, Muhammad Ndagi and Abubakar Hassan, issued at the end of a two-day stakeholders’ national conference, Read More

NBAIS has roles to play in inculcating spirit of trust, religious cautiousness for peace – Gbajabiamila

July 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has vital role to play in inculcating the spirit of trust, tolerance, patience and religious cautiousness to the teaming students/youths for peace and harmony in Nigeria. The speaker who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon Sanusi Rikiji stated this, Read More

Insecurity: NBAIS urges FG to take teaching of religion serious

July 12, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has urged the federal government to take the teaching of religion seriously in order to address the insecurity challenges facing the country. NBAIS Acting Registrar Professor Muhammad Shafiu Abdullahi who stated this Friday, during a special prayer for the nation at National Mosque Abuja, explained that prayer and government effort can help Read More