Hajj 2019: Saudi reads riot act to Nigerian pilgrims, others over absconding

Hajj

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has threatened to inflict tough penalty on any Nigeria pilgrims who violate the immigration law by absconding before, during or after the Hajj rite to over-stay. The kingdom said this during a Pre- Hajj meeting between Nigeria and Saudi in Makkah, maintaining that tough penalties await over-stayers after Hajj or Umrah and their collaborators. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), which confirmed this in a document, maintained that it had laid out its plans on this bedeviling issue and was supported by the Establishment…

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MURIC: Fake newsmongers mull destabilization of Muslims, Christians’ co-existence

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has debunked a message trending on social media alerting Christians not to attend a crusade tagged, “We Are One” because Muslims planned the crusade with the intention of bombing the venue in order to kill all Christians in Nigeria. The organisation’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola in a statement described the message as fake news and advised Nigerian Christians to ignore it. “We are aware of a message now trending among Christians on social media. The message which was meant for Nigerian Christians only was leaked…

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Hajj 2019: FG moves to exhaust 95,000 Hajj quota

…mulls quick biometric data capturing for intending pilgrims   The Federal Government has begun plans to exhaust the 95, 000 Hajj quota given to it by Kingdom of Saud in Arabia for the 2019 Hajj rite. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), which is championing this plan according to checks by New Telegraph has opened up talks with the king-dom to secure early date for the biometric data capturing (BDC) of intending pilgrims. The BDC, it was gathered was partly responsible for low turnout of Nigeria pilgrims at the…

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Muslim group advocates support for soldiers in war with Boko Haram

Boko Haram

An Islamic human right group, Muslim Right Concerns (MURIC) has invited all Nigerians to give full support to the soldiers who are at the war front with Boko Haram insurgents, now known as the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). In a press statement signed by the director of the Islamic human rights organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC commended men of the Nigerian Army at the Baga front for giving the insurgents a bloody nose. “We appreciate the risk taken by each and every soldier who partook in the…

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Lagos Secretariat Mosques gets 7 new Imams

Determined to propagate Islam through teachings on contemporary issues and developments, the Lagos Secretariat Community Central Mosque, Alausa has appointed seven new imams. Speaking at the inauguration of the new Imams, the Mosque Chairman, Dr. Tajudeen Afolabi said that the expansion of the secretariat’s mission board becomes necessary because some of the present Mission Board members are getting older, while some had died in the recent past. The newly appointed Imams of the Mosque include: Dr. Isa Abdul-Majeed of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Imaam Al-Imam Raji from…

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2019 Hajj: Saudi sets March deadline for airlift slots’ application

Hajj

The General Authority of Civil Aviation, Saudi Arabia, has set 3rd of March 2019 as deadline for airliners to submit request for slots allocation for 2019 Hajj operations. The date was affirmed at the recently concluded 2019 Hajj preparations meeting between the Authority and National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ( NAHCON) representatives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, NAHCON statement issued by Fatima Sanda Usara said. It added that both parties agreed that delays and some flight cancellations experienced during 2018 Hajj were not due to shortcomings of the carriers but as…

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Why Buhari, Atiku must conduct public finance on Islamic teachings – Cleric

A university don, Professor Musa Adeshina Abdulraheem, has also admonished politicians vying for elective positions including President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar among others to conduct public finance in line with Islamic teachings of fiscal prudence.   This, Abdul Raheem – an Islamic cleric and professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Ekiti state University, Ado Ekiti said, would help them to deal with corruption in all ramifications. He gave the counsel in a paper he delivered at a two day workshop on linking good public finance management with Islam…

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UNDERSTAND YOUR FAITH: Treating those under us the Prophet’s way

QUESTION How can we treat those under us according to the Prophet’s way?   ANSWER “Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or causing its ruin.”   Muslim “If someone has his brother under his authority, he should feed him from what he eats and clothe him from what he wears and not burden him with anything that will be too much for him. If you burden him with what may be too much form him, then help him” Al-Adab Al-Mufrad Man finds…

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Muslims bemoan persecution, discrimination over Hijab

…as female faithful prepare for World Hijab Day   Muslims have, again, bemoaned the persecution anddiscrimination suffered by female faithful over Hijab across the country.   This came as the preparation is heightened for the commemoration of the World Hijab day, an annual event observed in 140 countries worldwide. Clerics and Muslim groups in Nigeria unanimously declared at various events ahead of the day that no woman, regardless of her faith, should be subjected to persecution and discrimination over Hijab.   Chief Imam of Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters (YOUMBAS),…

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Name, shame perpetrators of killings in Nigeria, Muslim women challenge FG

…bemoan incessant killings in Nigeria   The Federal Government has been challenged to halt the growing rate of religious and ethnic crises in the country. An organization of Muslim women, AL-MU’MINAAT, which posed this challenge to the government stated that the government officials should to take the bull by the horns and by bringing the perpetrators of the killings to book. Reacting to the recent violent clash in Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State,which claimed over 55 lives, the organization, which gave the charge in a…

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