March 2018 payment deadline for Hajj sacrosanct – FG

  The Federal Government has declared that the March deadline, which it set for payment for 2018 Hajj is sacrosanct. National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), an agency of the government, which said this, insisted that there would be no extension of the March 2018 payment deadlines for intending pilgrims for next year’s hajj exercise. Chairman of the commission Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday during a meeting with the new leadership of the Association of Hajj and Ummrah Operators in Nigeria (AHUON). The calendar year for…

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Bombing: B’Haram’s plots to cause Muslim-Christian war’ll fail – Cleric

Suicide bombing in Mubi Mosque, which led to the death of over 50 worshippers, shows Boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam The Chief Imam of Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters (YOUMBAS), Ogun state and Republic of Benin, Sheikh Najeemdeen Adesina Yusuf Aduralongba, has condemned the suicide bombing at a a mosque in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, in which about 50 Muslims were killed. Aduralongba, who said this in a reaction to the sad incident, maintained that the World could now see clearly that the Boko…

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Scholar cautions Muslims against anger

  An Islamic scholar, Mallam Abba Abana, has cautioned Muslims against anger, saying that the action hastens self-destruction for those who engage in it. Abana who said this in a paper entitled: “The Forbiddance Of Anger,” obtained by New Telegraph, maintained that Allah mentions ability to control anger as one of the qualities of the Muttaqeen, the God-conscious. Quoting from Quran Chapter 3:134, Abana said: “Those who spend (in Allah’s cause) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress their anger, and who pardon men, verily, Allah loves the al-Muhsinun (the…

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Group to FG: Provide succour for suffering Nigerians

Islamic Echo Association of Nigeria has implored the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide succour to the suffering Nigerians in key areas of food, water, road and electricity. The group, which said this during its national biennial conference in Atan Ota, Ogun state, commended the government, in a communiqué at the end of the conference, for shifting focus from oil to Agriculture. “We are not unaware that government is shifting focus from oil to Agriculture. However, the government should provide enabling environment for farmers from planting to harvesting. Take for…

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‘Why Nigerian elite, wealthy must help the poor’

Muslim women leader urges women to be less concerned with only the mundane and pleasures of life The Nigerian elite and wealthy must help the poor as a commandment of Allah and a collective responsibility towards peace, progress and development of the country. Amirah of the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) Women Wing Kubwa Abuja branch, Alhaja Simbiat Salaudeen, who said this at the 18th annual women week of the association in Abuja, maintained that Allah made those with riches and those in poverty as a way of putting them…

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N50m scam: Court orders arrest of 2017 Hajj fare collector

Intending pilgrims accuse council chairman of complicity     A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Damaturu has ordered the arrest of a Hajj fare collector, Ibrahim Nalado, for alleged diversion of over N50 million belonging to 33 of the 2017 intending pilgrims. The intending pilgrims from Potiskum local government area of Yobe state had allegedly paid N1,520,000 million each as fare for 2017 Hajj exercise to Nalado. In a petition to the court, the prosecutors noted that the fare collector and the local government Chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Musa Potiskum collected…

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Kano mulls separate sitting for male, female passengers in public transit

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Kano state is mulling separate sitting arrangement for male and female passengers in public transport. The state said this through the commandant of Hisbah board, Mallam Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, who maintained that this is to instill God’s ordained dignity. In a lecture during a one day sensitization seminar organized by the office of the senior special assistant to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state on tricycles, Hon. Salisu Shitu, Daurawa stated that women are highly dignified, they are being dignified in Islam. The lecture was on the position of…

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Ndigbo Muslims decry neglect, threat to lives

Muslims of Igbo extraction in Nigeria have decried alleged coordinated neglect by the federal and state leaderships of the Southeast geopolitical zone against them. Rising under the auspices of Southeast Muslims of Nigeria (SEMON), the faithful averred that a situation where Igbo Muslims are made to bear the identity of third class citizens by the federal and state leaderships is very worrisome. These were parts of resolutions reached by SEMON after its meeting in Abuja where the members agreed to follow all legitimate means to push for their recognition at…

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Islamic organisation mulls N2bn monthly charity to tackle poverty

A new Islamic Charity foundation, AmalMabruuk, has expressed optimism in the possibility of eradicating poverty through an improved welfare and medical service delivery, if all Muslims and non-Muslims in the country contribute N1,000 monthly to assist the less privileged. The foundation which planned to focus on the provision of functional education, welfare services and medical services, said that with the cooperation of willing Muslims, it would succeed in the putting smiles on the faces of the downtrodden in the society regardless of their religion, race or tribe by focusing on the…

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‘Why Muslims rejected Health Examination Board’s timetable’

  The Muslims in Nigeria rejected the November, 2017 West African Health Examination Board (WAHEB) time table for deliberately fixing one of its papers to deny the faithful the opportunity to worship during the obligatory Juma’t service on Friday, November 3, 2017. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), which gave this insight, maintained through its director, Professor Ishaq Lakin Akintola that the exam board, which was established in 1925 “has scheduled its next examination for Friday 3rd November, 2017 and scheduled one of “its papers to start 12-30p.m. and end by…

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