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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Sheik Aduralongba turbaned as first Mufti of Bode Olude

Cleric tasks Muslims on patience, unity Chief Imam of Bode Olude Muslim Community, Sheikh Mohammed Thanni Abolade Somide, has tasked Muslims on unity as the Chief Missionary of Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters (YOUMBAS) in Ogun state and Republic of Benin, As-Sheikh Najeemdeen Adesina Yusuf Aduralongba, was turbaned as the first Mufti of Bode Olude, Abeokuta, Odeda local government area of Ogun state. Somide said this at the turbarning ceremony graced by many important personalities including the Baale of Bode Olude as well as the ex-Chairman of the Independent Petroleum…

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Muslim groups hail release of two Nigerians from Saudi

Two Muslim groups, the Nasrul lahi l fatih Society (NASFAT) and the Muslims Right Concern (MURIC), yesterday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar, detained by Saudi Arabian authorities. Aliyu and Abubakar were arrested in Saudi Arabia on December 25, 2018, after illicit drugs were found in their luggage. Abubakar, whose freedom on Wednesday was confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was released to the Acting Consul-General of Nigeria in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Garba Satomi Grema, while Aliyu…

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Ahmadiya rallies leaders for Nigeria’s moral regeneration confab

MSSN tasks parents, guardians to enrol wards for Qur’anic, Arabic education   The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at has rallied religious and traditional leaders in Nigeria for a summit on moral regeneration and job creation. The group, which said this in a statement to herald its 4th Eastern Regional Economic Summit tagged “Jalsa Tarbiya” for moral training, in Warri, Delta State, added that the conference tagged: Recognition of God: A true means of salvation, is to held under the leadership of the Amir Sahib (National President), Dr. Moshu’ud Aderenle Fashola. This came…

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Chieftaincy crisis rocks Ijebu Ode Muslim community

Group pitches tent with Mayaleeke, alleges conspiracy   Crisis is brewing in the Ijebu Ode Muslim community over contest on who clinches the Eketa Adinni of Itun- Mefa Quarters chieftaincy title. While the youths were said to have thrown their weights behind Shaykh Abdul Rasheed Mayaleeke who was described as a fiery Islamic scholar, the elders were allegedly against his emergence. Rising under the auspices of the Itun-Mefa Muslim Community Youth Forum (IMCYF), the youth wrote a petition in which they complained of alleged move to frustrate efforts to ensure…

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Ogun 2019: Muslim group gives conditions to back parties

Muslims in Ogun State under the aegis of The Muslim Congress (TMC) and Organisation of Tadhamunul- Muslimeen (OTM) have given conditions that must be met before supporting political parties and candidates jostling for their votes in the 2019 elections. They identified key issues that will influence their decision as including respect for Muslims rights in the manifestos, programmes, configurations of the political parties and candidates. They gave the conditions at their Annual Lecture held at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta with the theme: “Nigeria’s Stability: Religious and Political Leaders…

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Group demands ousting of corrupt leaders in 2019

The voting pattern of Nigerians should be to kick out corruption and its perpetrators in public offices in 2019, a group of Muslim societies in the country has said. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently announced Saturday, February 16th 2019 as the date for the 2019 presidential election and Muslim group Rising under the auspices of the Muslim Rights Concerns (MURIC), the group, which poured eulogies on INEC for being proactive, maintained that this announcement came early enough to alert all stakeholders to the need for early preparations. Director,…

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Marginalisation of Muslims more widespread, says MURIC

A group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), yesterday alleged that the marginalisation of Muslims was more widespread following the denial of voter registration for Muslim women by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ad hoc staff. This group in a statement issued on Thursday morning and signed by Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the leader of MURIC, reads: “We thought the marginalisation of Muslims in the ongoing voters registration exercise was limited to the South West, but we received information yesterday after releasing our first statement that it is also happening in…

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Muslim students demand security for schools across Nigeriaseeking

…say Dapchi girls’ release, biggest relief of moment     The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria has expressed delight over the release of schoolgirls earlier abducted at a school in Dapchi, Yobe State, describing it as the biggest relief of the moment. The students’ body in a press statement by the president of MSSN in Lagos State, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, congratulated the parents of the released girls and sympathised with those whose daughters yet to be released. The Federal Government has announced the release of the girls abducted by the…

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Seven killed in Kaduna as Christian, Muslim youths clash

…over girlfriends   Several people have been killed while dozens of others were injured when Hausa youths and locals clashed over girlfriend at Kasuwa Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. But the police said seven were killed while 15 others were injured. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Aliyu Mukhtar, said the situation had been brought under control.   He said: “We got a distress call this morning and the Commissioner of Police directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, to move to the area. As…

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