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Legacies of Hajj operation and peculiar conundrum, BY Ibrahim Muhammed

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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 Editorial IV 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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Eliminating ‘Pay As You Go’ Pilgrims Registration System By Ibrahim Muhammad

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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That National Mosque sermon By Muhammad Ajah

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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Kumuyi’s Abuja crusade for Feb 25

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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2018 Olympics: No prayer room for visitors

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 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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15 anti-corruption Hadiths, By Ibrahim Muhammed

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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25 mind-blowing facts about Islam

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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Muslims pay $1,700 fine to keep mosque vandal out of jail

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Muslims in Arkansas have paid a $1,700 fine to keep a vandal who defaced their mosque with a swastika out of jail. Abraham Davis scrawled swastikas and spray-painted the words “go home” on the windows and doors of a mosque in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 2016. Louay Nassri said he did not want the vandal to be burdened by the Read More

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

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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Adamawa Muslims raise alarm over almajiri influx

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 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

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Prophet forsees death of Nigerian politicians, celebrities in 2018

December 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

The spiritual father and chairman Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide (Ayo ni o), Most Rev’d Samuel Adefila Abidoye, has said that in as much as a lot of people will reach their stardom in 2018, many celebrities and politicians “shall be heard no more.” Rev’d Abidoye, however, called on all Nigerians to continue to pray for the Nation. In Read More

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

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 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

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Islamic finance is becoming so attractive that even non-Muslims want

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

• Sovereign Islamic debt issuance by non-Muslim countries is set to hit a 3-year high in 2017 • Islamic finance complies with Sharia, or Islamic law, which prohibits earning interest and bars funding activities involving alcohol, pork, pornography or gambling • The non-speculative nature of Islamic finance can help to ensure financial stability — a reason why it’s gaining traction Read More

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Hijab controversy: Osun Muslims demands apology for Firdaus, Muslims

December 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Muslim Community in Osun State has called on the Nigeria’s Council of Legal Education to immediately apologise to a female law school graduate, Firdaus Amasa Abdussalam, for preventing her from being called to the bar because she covered her head. The Acting President of the body, Alhaji Mustafa Olawuyi, made the demand while briefing journalists after an emergency meeting of the Osun State Muslim Read More

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Brass Gospel carnival non-political, APC legislator says

December 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

Over 20 Nigerian gospel artists are expected to be in Brass Island, Brass Local Government Area  of Bayelsa State, for brass ultimate praise night. Speaking to journalists during pre-event press briefing in yenagoa the Bayelsa State capital, Hon. Isreal Sunny-Goli,  a member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly,  denied the claims by some politicians in the State that the Read More

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The rise and rise of ‘halal’ business, By Ibrahim Muhammed

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  When Kerim Ture placed his first order for a batch of long-sleeved tunics that could be worn by Muslim women, the manufacturers producing them demanded payment upfront, apparently convinced the venture would fail and Ture would be left unable to pay them. The Turkish entrepreneur quickly proved that their scepticism was unfounded, and he was back shortly afterwards to Read More

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Divergent view on Celebration Mawlid

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid Praise be to Allaah. There is nothing in the Qur’aan to say that we should celebrate the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet himself (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do this or command anyone to do it, either during his Read More

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Tithing: Argument only for spiritual babies, Bayelsa pastor says

November 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

A Bayelsa based clergy Rev. Ken Esekhaigbe has said that the argument for tithing is not for the mature, but for babies, speaking to journalists on the issue he said “there is no true believer that has worked and fellowship with God in sincerity of heart that have a revelation about kingdom principles that will argue about tithe”. Esekhaigbe a Read More