Cleric underscores virtues of prayers

A Muslim cleric, Ustaz Abdul-Rahman Adegboyega-Lawal, has underscored the virtues of prayers and commitments to Allah in the life of every Muslim. The cleric, who doubles as the National President of Islamic Progressives Association of Nigeria (IPAN), also urged Muslims to seek ceaselessly, the favour of their Lord and be conscious of Allah at every point in their lives. Sheikh Adegboyega-Lawal, in a statement, lamented that many Muslims today were so preoccupied with worldly affairs that they do not have time to “answer the call of their Lord.” He implored people…

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Waziri: Oluwo, South-West Imams’ league bicker over right to give Islamic title

The installation of two respected Muslim individuals supposedly for the same position has caused bickering between the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Rasheed Akanbi and the League of Imams and Alfas in South West Nigeria. The title of Waziri of Yoruba was conferred on Sheikh Yaqub AbdulBaqee last year by the Oluwo of Iwo while the Wazirul Mumineen of Yoruba was conferred on Ustadh AbdulLateef Ahmed Tijani Adekilekun by the League of Imams and Alfas in South West, a report by Muslim News showed. “Alhaji Adekinlekun, who was announced as the…

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Freedom of Speech: Ahmadiyya underscores peaceful co-existence

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has underscores peaceful co-existence among people of different Faiths. The group, which did this at this at its annual Peace Symposium in New Zealand, dissected the effects of hate speech on attacks among adherents of different religions in the World. “With an increasing scrutiny of what constitutes freedom of speech, the theme for this year’s symposium has been chosen as ‘Free Speech or Hate Speech – Where Do You Draw the Line?’” the group said in a statement. At this year’s symposium, Three Kings, Auckland, speakers…

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IRK, Arabic teachers’ shortage rocks South-West schools

NACOMYO demands fairness in religious teachers’ employment   The public primary and secondary schools in South West states of Nigeria are being rocked with the dearth of teachers for Islamic Religious Knownledge (IRK) and Arabics. Apex body of Muslims youth in Nigeria,  National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO), which declared this, mentioned Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, and Ekiti as the affected states. This came just as the Ogun State government has said that plans are underway to address dearth of Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) and Arabic teachers in public…

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Hijrah connotes migration from sin to righteousness –NSCIA

The highest body of Muslims in Nigeria, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has declared that Hijrah connotes migration from evil to righteousness. Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, who is the leader of the NSCIA, declared this in a document in which he reiterated that the significance of the New Hijrah Year is the opportunity it accords a Muslim to turn a new leaf, set his priorities right and evaluate himself as a way of preparing for the Judgement Day. As a matter of fact, Hijrah, Abubakar said;…

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Clerics advocate genotype, HIV/AIDS tests for intending Muslim couples

Council of Islamic Scholars has advocated genotype and HIV/AIDS tests for intending Muslim couples in Nigeria. The group particularly urged the government of Kastina state to enact law, which would compel intending couples in the state to know their health status before being joined in holy matrimony. The Katsina State Council of the scholars said this through its secretary, Alhaji Shehu Adoro, when the council paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Aminu Masari in Katsina. Many couples, he said, have become victims of HIV/AIDS scourge because of the absence of…

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Cleric underscores virtues of peaceful co-existence

The Muslim faithful in Nigeria has been tasked to pray fervently for peace, security and development in the country. Chief Imaam, Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters (YOUMBAS), Ogun State and Republic of Benin, Sheikh Najeemdeen Yusuf Aduralongba, made the call at a special programme organised by the organisation to commemorate Hijrah 1441. While congratulating Muslims on the Islamic New Year, Muharram 1441 AH, Aduralongba urged them to continue to live in peace with people of other faith for the overall development of the country. He also urged them to pray…

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Why we petitioned NASS over Hijra holiday, by MURIC

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has declared that it petitioned the National Assembly on clamour for Hijrah holiday based on its belief in no-violence approach to advocacy. Muslims all over the world celebrated Hijrah Day as the new Islamic Year kicked off on Monday 2nd September, 2019 corresponding to 1st Muharram, 1441. However, MURIC, said in a statement that it had a grouse with the Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) over the nondeclaration of the day as a public holiday. MURIC, an Islamic human rights organization, therefore decided to take…

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Saudi clerics advocate peaceful propagation of Islam in Nigeria

Islamic scholars from Saudi Arabia have advocated peaceful propagation of Islam in Nigeria and all other parts of the World. The clerics said this when they met with their Nigerian counterparts in Ilorin, Kwara State to brainstorm on how to bring about peaceful propagation of Islam. At the conference with the theme: Correcting The Wrongs In Society: Its Principles And Skills, the scholars averred that some Muslims have a wrong perception about the concept of jihad in propagating Islam. They cited various historical events such as the relocation (Hijrah) of…

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How Nigerian nurse died after Hajj – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has a graphical detail of how a Nigerian nurse, Aminu Rufa’i, died after Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Mr Rufa’i, a pilgrim, was from Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Spokesperson for the commission, Fatima Usara, who said this in a statement, maintained that over 9,000 pilgrims have returned to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia after this year’s hajj exercise. Airlift of Nigerian pilgrims back into the country is in its ninth day having begun as scheduled, on the 17th of August, 2019. The…

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