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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Tijjaniya leader pleads clemency, prayers for leaders

Leader of Tijjaniya Islamic sect in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, has noted that making negative comments on leaders among Nigerians is very common and called on citizens to respect constituted authorities. Sheikh Bauchi also urged Muslim faithful as well as Nigerians to obey the constituted authority. The cleric stated this in Gombe during the occasion of 3rd annual National Maulud of Sheik Ahmad Tijjani. He noted that making negative comments on leaders among Nigerians was very common and called on citizens to respect constituted authorities. “God gives leadership position to…

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Conduct public finance on Islamic teachings, don tasks Buhari, Atiku, others

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 teachings…

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Osun commissioner underscores education significance for Muslims

Osun State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr Ajibola Basiru, has underscored the significance of sound education for Muslims, charging faithful to take knowledge acquisition seriously. Ajibola said this at an interactive forum with the Joint Muslim Action Forum, JOMAF in the State, maintaining that education is what many Muslims lack and which is denying them many opportunities in and outside government. The commissioner who doubles as the Senatorial standard bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Osun Central Senatorial District, emphasised the need for Muslims to go into…

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Boko Haram does not represent Islam, NSCIA insists

The apex group for Muslims in Nigeria, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has reiterated its stand that the terrorists group, Boko Haram, does not in any way represent Islam. The group also mounted pressure on the Federal Government to do all in his powers to save the lives of abducted all girls abducted by Boko Haram including Leah Sharibu. The terrorists’ group had earlier given an October 15 deadline to the Federal Government to meet its demand, threatening to execute Miss Sharibu if the demands are not…

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