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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Pay attention to your wards, Hamzat tells parents

Wife of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat has called on parents to pay special attention to their wards to prevent them from developing attributes capable of destroying the society. The deputy governor’s wife, who said that the existence of human race especially that of the children is constantly threatened by the the act immorality perpetrated by some misguided children, warned that parents, guardians and other caregivers must pay special and attention on their wards to enable them actualise their dream. Speaking at an Eid-el- Kabir party oragnised…

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Hajj 2019: How 9 Nigerian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia –NAHCON

More details have emerged on nine Nigerian pilgrims who participated in the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage died in Saudi Arabia. Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) medical team, Dr Ibrahim Kana, who gave confirmed the death of the pilgrims, noted that the number of fatalities increased following the collapse of a female pilgrim from Lagos state, Alhaja Folashade Lawal. Lawal is from Oshodi local government area. “We lost a pilgrim Sunday at the Jamarat (during the symbolic stoning of Shai’tan). She actually collapsed. She was immediately evacuated from the…

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Hajj 2019: Airlift of 65,000 Nigeria’s pilgrims begins

2.5m pilgrims performed 2019 Hajj – Report   MAGNIFICENCE Nearly 2.5 million people fill a site the equivalent of 80 football pitches through the pilgrimage     The airlift of about 65,000 pilgrims from Nigeria has been slated to begin this weekend in about 93 flights from major airports including the King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This came as Hajj authorities in Saudi Arabia face the daunting task of cleaning up after 2.5 million people as the holy pilgrimage comes to an end. Rubbish bins…

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Sallah: Sanwo-Olu, wife charge Lagosians on peaceful co-existence

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo- Olu and his wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu organised party for Muslims across the state, with a charge to them to embrace togetherness and mutual cooperation at all times. Speaking at a special Eid-El-Kabir celebration held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja put together by the State Government, the governor’s wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu said such remains critical to engender peace and prosperity for the nation. According to her, Nigerians must draw lessons from the significance of the festive season to always uphold peace, help the…

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Imam urges Muslims to fast tomorrow

Chief Imam of Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters (YOUMBAS), Ogun state and Republic of Benin chapter, Imam Najeemdeen Yusuf Aduralongba, has urged Muslims who are not in Mecca for pilgrimage to observe fasting tomorrow, Saturday, corresponding to the Day of Arafat. Aduralongba who noted that fasting on this day is not compulsory, maintained that this act is highly recommended for those who will not be on the plain of Arafat tomorrow. Delivering a Friday sermon entitled: “Excellence of Fasting on the Day of Arafah,” at the YOUMBAS International Mosque, Obada…

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65,000 Nigerian pilgrims move to Muna as Hajj rites begin

Not less than 65,000 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj have assembled at the tent city of Muna as rites for the holy pilgrimage begin. This came as Nigeria recorded a shortfall of about 30, 000 on the quota it secured from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2019 operations. National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), which gave the number of Nigerian pilgrims at this year’s Hajj as 65,000, maintained that adequate arrangements have been made by NAHCON to ease the difficulties in performing the Hajj, which…

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Hajj 2019: 45 Nigerian pilgrims sick, on medical observation in Saudi –NAHCON

45 Nigerian pilgrims are on observation for variety of illnesses in the four facilities in Madina and another five in Makkah. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, which disclosed this, confirmed the death of five Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. The Chairman of the National Medical Team, Ibrahim Kana, released the figure in Madinah from the commission’s National Medical Team Electronic Health Medical Records. He maintained that 108 referrals were made to various Saudi Arabian hospitals. “So far, Nigeria has lost five pilgrims including three females and two males; out…

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Insecurity: Don tasks Nigerians on strategy adoption

Nigerians have been urged to exploit the strategies employed by the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as antidotea to curtail the prevailing security challenges in the country. An Associate Professor of Applied English and Peace Linguistics, Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Ilorin, Dr Mahfouz Adedimeji, in his presentation tagged: “Prophetic Responses To Security Threats In The Formative Years Of Islam”, said: “Despite the immense success of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his tremendous impact in the world of almost two billion Muslims who loved and followed him, his life…

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