2019: Do not be used as agents of violence, Ansar-Ud-Deen charges youths

Ansar-Ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria (ADYAN) has tasked Muslim youth to desist from being used as agents of violence and distabilisation during and after the general election during the forthcoming elections. The group also appealed to religious leaders to steer clear of partisan politics to avoid causing confusion in the country. Chairman of the Northern States Council of ADYAN, Dr Bashir Omipidan, made the pleas at the opening of the 2018 annual conference of the association held in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital. Omipidan said due to their status in…

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Do not abandon mentors, role models roles, monarch tasks

…advises youth on Qur’an recitation   Chairman of Niger state’s Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has advised parents not to abandon their roles as caregivers, mentors and role models to their children. The first class monarch who said this at the closing of the 33rd edition of the state’s annual Qur’an recitation competition, hosted by Lapai Emirate also stressed the need for Muslim youths in the state to fill their minds with things that would add value to their lives and the society at large, particularly by engaging…

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Chieftaincy crisis rocks Ijebu Ode Muslim community

Group pitches tent with Mayaleeke, alleges conspiracy   Crisis is brewing in the Ijebu Ode Muslim community over contest on who clinches the Eketa Adinni of Itun- Mefa Quarters chieftaincy title. While the youths were said to have thrown their weights behind Shaykh Abdul Rasheed Mayaleeke who was described as a fiery Islamic scholar, the elders were allegedly against his emergence. Rising under the auspices of the Itun-Mefa Muslim Community Youth Forum (IMCYF), the youth wrote a petition in which they complained of alleged move to frustrate efforts to ensure…

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Scholars task media on balanced coverage of Islam, Muslims

Islamic and media scholars have pushed for balance in the media coverage of issues on Islam and Muslims in Nigeria. The scholars including former National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Chairman, University of Lagos (UNILAG) Muslim Community, Prof Lai Olurode, said this at the launch of books on the Islam and Media series, written by Rasheed Abubakar, maintained that Islam, a faith professed by over 1.6 billion people worldwide, deserves a better treatment in the media than what currently obtains. The books entitled: “Media Narratives of Muslims in…

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Ahmadiyyah, Fayose’s land tussle degenerates

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The controversy generated by the alleged forcefully acquiring of a land belonging to Ahmadiyyah Muslims by former governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has degenerated. Ahmadiyyah Muslims, it would be recalled, held a massive protest in Ado Ekiti penultimate Saturday, 17th November, 2018 against the ex-governor. The group, under the leadership of Mr. Bashiru Alawode, accused the former governor of forcibly acquiring its land to build a petrol station for his own son. According to the group, an Ahmadiyyah mosque was built on the land since the early 1940s…

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NSCIA hails Lagos state over Hijab question

Tasks other govs to emulate Ambode Apex body of Islamic organizations in Nigeria, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has hailed the Lagos state over its lifting of ban it previously put on the usage of Hijab by female Muslim pupils in the state. Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, who said this in a statement, also gave knocks to the International School, Ibadan (ISI), owned by the University, for its poor handling of the controversy generated by the use of Hijab in the school. “It is appalled…

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Eschew greed, selfishness, MURIC tasks politicians

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Tuesday called on the nation’s leadership to emulate Prophet Muhammad (SAW), shun selfish interests and focus on developing the economy for the benefit of the masses. Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC, in an Eid-El-Maulud message in Lagos, advised politicians to focus on things that would bring development to the nation, rather than promoting their selfish interests. He also appealed to youths not to allow themselves to be used as political thugs or other negative vices in the 2019 general elections. “Problems like epileptic power…

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Why Lagos lifted ban on use of Hijab in public schools

LASG allows ‘short, smart, neat Hijab in same colour of the uniform (skirt)’   The Lagos State Government has declared that it lifted ban on the use of the hijab by willing Muslim pupils on uniforms in public schools to avoid contempt of the court. The government, which said this in a circular also declared that its latest decision on Hijab was to obey the judgment of the Court of Appeal pending the outcome of the case pending at the Supreme Court. The Hijab female Muslim pupils are allowed to…

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Muslim NGO mulls empowerment for 2,000 widows

…heightens programme for change of misconception about Islam   The Sisters of Jannah (SOJ), a Muslim Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said that it is mulling empowerment for 2, 000 women in Small Scale Businesses across Nigeria. National Coordinator of the group, Hajjia Ramatu Aliyu, who declared this at a news conference in Abuja to highlight the achievements of the organization, maintained that the empowerment was part of efforts of the organisation to assist widows and other disadvantage group in the society in order to complement efforts of the government.…

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How religious comparative studies institute can end acrimony

A Muslim leader and Sarkin Yamma, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim has tasked the Federal Government to establish institutions on religious comparative studies to forestall incessant crisis among foloowers of Islam and Christianity in the country. Ibrahim who said this when he paid a visit to Overseer of Christ and Evangelical Intercessory and life Intervention, Pastor Yohana Buru, called on religious leaders across the country to double effort in praying for peace stability of the country. Corroborating Ibrahim;s view, Pastor Buru in a speech said that the institute if created would also…

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