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Almajiri system: Sokoto govt unleashes big plans

March 1, 2020 Editor 0

Sokoto state government is mulling the adoption of the Indonesian Pondok Pesantren Madrasah system of education as an alternative to the existing Almajiri system in the state. The state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, stated this Sunday when he received the Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, AVM Usra Hendra Harahap, during the latter’s courtesy visit to the Government House, Sokoto. The Pondok Read More

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Much ado about “Islamic Torture Chambers”

November 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

We so much like to abuse ourselves as a nation. And hypocritically too. We forget late General Mamman Vatsa’s advice to his childhood friend, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB). When the late General was indicted by a military tribunal over an attempt to overthrow IBB’s junta, he, before being tied to the stake, told his friend: “We (probably the army Read More

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Board for Islamic, Arabic studies releases June/July results

October 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has released the June/July 2019 Senior Arabic and Islamic Secondary Certificates results, SAISSCE, nationwide. The board’s acting registrar, Professor Mohammed Shafiu Abdullahi, who made the announcement on Friday, said out of 36,239 candidates that sat for the SAISSCE examination, 28,645 passed.  “28,645 candidates out of the total candidates that sat for the Read More

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NASFAT enjoins youth on technological know-how

June 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Muslim youth have been enjoined to spend less time on social media but seek technological knowledge to better their lives. Speaking at the first zonal special Ramadan lecture themed: ‘Living as Muslims in a Global Knowledge Economy’ held at the NASFAT Islamic centre, Utako, Abuja, Chief Imam of University of Abuja and Prof. at the department of English, Prof. Taofiq Read More

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Ramadan: Sultan tasks Muslims on prayers in last 10 days

June 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims to intensify prayers and other pious acts in the last 10 days of Ramadan to achieve the blessing of Laylatul Quadri. According to a statement issued by the JNI Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Aliyu, Muslims should intensify prayers for relief and succor Read More

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As NAHCON inaugurates media guidelines committee for 2018 Hajj…

June 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Recently, the National Hajj commission of Nigeria (NAHCON),has constituted a media guidelines steering committee to create a framework that will be used to accredit Journalists that will cover the 2018 hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia. The committee is expected to among other things ‘ Create a code of conduct for members of National Media Team and Hajj/Umrah Reporters. Provide Guidelines Read More

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Toronto Church hosts interfaith Iftar gathering

June 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

One of the largest churches in downtown Toronto, Metropolitan United Church, hosted an Iftar and dinner gathering on Thursday, May 24 and over 150 people were in attendance to join with Muslims as they broke the fast. The Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA in conjunction with the church organized the event. “We are absolutely delighted that you have joined us for Read More

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Ramadan – Month of Generosity

May 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

O who believe, fasting is decreed for you as it was decreed for those before you; perchance you will guard yourselves. (2:183) Generosity and giving are attributes that Allah likes for Muslims to have for Allah is the most-Generous and Giving of all. Indeed, Allah’s Generosity multiplies in Ramadan. Similarly, the Prophet’s generosity increased in Ramadan, and he is the Read More

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Inter-marrying western, Islamic education for growth

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A federal government team on advocacy for infusion of western education into the Islamic school system has been going round the country to sensitise proprietors of Tsangaya Schools MARTIN PAUL writes that the team recently visited Kwara state. Prelude Nigeria’s education system, particularly at the basic level, is adjudged one with laudable policies, but lacks implementation strategy. One of the Read More