UNDERSTAND YOUR FAITH…. Backbiting and Slander

‘…Allah will defend him in this world and in the next….’ And why did you not, when you heard it, say?  “It is not right of us to speak of this: Glory to God, this is a most serious slander” (Quran 24:16) A commentary on one of the most destructive of major sins Islam is a religion of peace, love and compassion. Lies, suspicion, back biting, slander and gossip are totally alien to Islam. In fact they are considered amongst the most destructive of major sins. This is so because these…

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God, not a religious bigot –NSCIA

Highest council of Nigerian Muslims, the Nigerian supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has declared that God would protect the community that stands for justice even if they are not Muslims and God will not protect the community that goes contrary to justice even if they call themselves Muslims. An NSCIA delegate, Alhaji Nurudeen Lemu who said this at the on-going National Conference maintained that God is not a religious bigot. “God is not a religious bigot. He is not a male chauvinist. He is not an ethnocentric tribalist. God…

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Muslim World League underscores moderate approach to Islam

A number of muftis of Arab and Islamic countries and key Islamic figures in the world, and guests of the Muslim World League (MWL) for this year’s Hajj season have lauded King Salman’s efforts in serving and defending Islamic causes. They also appreciated his generous stances in re-opening Al-Aqsa Mosque and highlighting the moderate approach and cultural dimension of Islam through the establishment of the King Salman Centre for Global Peace, the Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology (GCCEI) and the Saudi Ideological War Centre (IWC). This came in a final…

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LASPOTECH: Group petitions Ambode over cult attack on Muslim students

  Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has written a petition to the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode over attack unleashed on Muslim students of Lagos State Polytechnic by suspected cult members. The petition, which was signed by the President of the MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, urged the governor to ensure that culprits of the attack were punished. Dated Wednesday, August 30, the petition sought for an investigation into the attack unleashed on the Muslim students of LASPOTECH. The petition titled, ‘Attack of members by…

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Hajj: Stampede’s fear hits 67,432 Nigerian pilgrims’ camp

As 2m pilgrims move to Jamarat stoning site today Saudi Arabia widens entry and exit points to prevent stampede, seads back over 400,000 without Haj permit   The camp of over 67, 432 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia has been hit by apprehension as they join over two million pilgrims to simultaneously cross the Jamarat bridge for the stoning rite from, which a “crush and stampede” caused deaths estimated at well over 2,000 pilgrims during the 2015 Hajj operations. The Jamarat Bridge, which is 950 meters long and 80 meter…

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67, 432 Nigerians begin Hajj rites Wednesday

Saudi fixes Thursday for Arafat as NAHCON ends airlift today   SALLAH Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, MNI, announced Friday, September 1 as Eid-el-Kabir Day 67, 432 Nigerians will be moved to Muna, the tent city in company millions of pilgrims from other parts of the world on Wednesday, August 30 to begin the rites for 2017 Hajj. This came as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia fixed Thursday, August 31, as the day of Arafat, which is to mark the peak of the operations. The…

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Foundation mulls Qur’anic recitation contest for 7 year-olds

An Islamic charity foundation, Faith Unites Muslims Charity Initiative (FUMCI) has said that it would host Muslim children from ages 7 to 12 for the third edition of its annual Children award for excellence in Qur’an recitation and Islamic practice. Amir of the foundation, Ustadz Muiz Zubayr, who said this according to a statement, maintained that the foundation would see participants from Muslim private schools and Arabic institutes in Lagos state competing for prizes in five different categories.   He informed that the competition was aimed at promoting Islamic values…

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Hajj 2017: Mentally ill Nigerian female pilgrim cured in Holy Land

As Saudi arrests Sokoto pilgrim, impounds N2m worth of recharge cards     A female pilgrim from Sokoto State who had developed a mental problem got cured in Makkah and had been to the holy mosques for the Hajj rites. Official of Sokoto State Muslim Welfare Board, Sheikh Kofar Rini, who disclosed this, maintained that two other pilgrims from the state were admitted into the hospital. Although Rini, who doubles as one of the official delegates from the state, declined request to mention the name of the affected pilgrims, he…

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Ask al-Azhar initiative welcomes inquiries

  Muslims from Nigeria and other parts of the world can now get responses to inquiries on different religious topics, State Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates, Ambassador Nabela Makram, has announced. Al-Azhar’s online gate, Makram said in a statement, is available, through the ministry’s website and Facebook, to receive expatriates’ inquires on different religious topics. He pointed out, according to a report by Egypt Independent that the new initiative works towards the ministry’s vision and goals of enhancing the communication between Egyptian expatriates and al-Azhar scholars and by spreading…

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