Sunday December 21st, 2014
Sunday December 21st, 2014
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Not a calamity, but a gift!

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“And we will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,muslims Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “indeed we belong to allah , and indeed to him we will return.Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.” Q2: 157

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Daily benefits of Salat

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I am Allah. There is no god but Me, so worship Me and establish salat to remember Me. (Q20, 14).

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Ahmadiyya holds 63rd annual conference

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Nigeria is set to hold its 63rd annual conference, (Jalsa Salana), 2014. The event will be held at the Jamia Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya Missionary Training Center ) Ilaro- Owode road, Ilaro ,Ogun state.

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Sultan to declare open Muslim Students’ Vacation Course in Ibadan

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Dr Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) is to declare open the 98th edition of Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) on Thursday Dec. 25th.

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A journey to eternal life: Are you prepared?

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A cross section of Muslim faithfuls praying at the Agodi Muslim prayer ground in Ibadan. Pix by Dare Fasube

D-e-a-t-h the five-letter word is real. Bearing the fact that all humans must die, we must be conscious of the position of our state when we cease to exist.

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Submission in Salat

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*Muslims at prayer

Salat is the best among all acts of worship. If it is accepted by the Almighty Allah, other acts of worship are also accepted. And, if prayers are not accepted, other acts are also not accepted.

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Sultan tasks Nigerians on peaceful co-existence

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III

As Nigeria strives to address its security challenges, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar Sa’ad III has urged Muslims to shun any act that could aggravate the challenges confronting the nation.

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Mosque bombing: We know where bombers belong

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Blood-stained carpets are seen in the central mosque in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano on November 29, 2014, a day after twin suicide blasts hit the mosque during weekly Friday prayers. At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque, a week after the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders called on northerners to defend themselves against Boko Haram Islamists that have been carrying out deadly attacks and seizure of territory in the northeast. AFP PHOTO

Last Friday’s Mosque bombing was one of the most bizarre we have ever seen. As over 500 worshipers gathered in the most populous mosque in Kano, Emir’s Mosque for their Friday worship, the forces of evil had other ideas; bombed the worshipers and took away many lives.

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Perfecting your ablution

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“O you who believe, when you rise to observe the Salat, you shall wash your faces and your arms to the elbows, and wipe your heads and your feet to the ankles.” 5:6

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When you visit a dying Muslim

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Muslims are highly encouraged to visit the sick as stated in the Sunnah. When visiting a ill person Islamic etiquette must be observed. This include visiting at proper time, saying good words, supplicating for the sick, advice the sick person to be patient, render necessary assistance (religious, moral, financial ) etc. If you observed that the sick is about to die, it is recommended to make him/her lie facing the direction of the Qibla, lying on his or her right side.

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The essence of brotherhood in Islam

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*Ogun Pilgrims at Mount Jabalithaor one of the holy sites in Makkah

All praise is for Allah the Mighty ,the Exalted, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His final Messenger Muhammad Ibn Abdullah and upon his family and companions.

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Superstitions about Safar, ‘ember’ months

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The dawah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the Sahabah (RA) and orthodox scholars such as Shaikh Ibn Taimiyyah, Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab, Ibn Bazz among others abolished all the superstitions and beliefs of the jahiliyah period such as beliefs that Safar, the second month of the Islamic calendar is a month of ill-fortune and bad luck in Saudi Arabia.

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2015: Muslim group laments religious leaders’ affiliation to parties

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Members of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, protest victimisation of secondary school students using Hijab by principals at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday. Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

A Muslim group, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Nigeria, has lamented that the affiliation of religious leaders to political parties has reduced their efficiency to address issues affecting the country.

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Repentance paves the way for success

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No man is infallible. Errors and sins are undoubtedly part of human nature and so, no one will ever be free from it. All of us fall short of errors, commit sins, and make mistakes.

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Tayammum and salat

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Muslims praying at Agege Prayer Ground, Lagos as part of activities marking the Eid-Kabir Celebration. Photo By Diran Oshe

Tayammum should be performed instead of Wudhu or Ghusl when the following conditions occured: When it is not possible to find sufficient water for performing Wudhu or Ghusl If a person is unable to find water on account of old age or weakness or due to fear of any danger because he does not possess

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Forgiveness as a trait of Prophet Muhammad

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What led to the establishment of a peaceful and most successful Islamic society during and after the life of Prophet Muhammad, (s.a.w) were his behaviour and exceptionally good characters. Michael H. Hart in his book entitled: “The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History”, a 1978 book by Michael H. Hart, reprinted in 1992 with revisions asserted that Muhammad was supremely successful in everything.

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Ahmadiyya calls for global strategy to stop extremism

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The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has said that a global strategy is required to stop extremism.

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2014 HAJJ: Amosun orders refund to unsuccessful applicants

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Gov Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State Government has directed a refund of fees paid by and unsuccessful applicants for the just concluded Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia.

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NSCDC, marks new Hijrah in Ogun

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The Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has assured that his administration will continue to work towards a peaceful environment in the state particularly, before and during the forthcoming election.

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Uses of Zam-Zam water

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*Ogun Pilgrims at Mount Jabalithaor one of the holy sites in Makkah

One of the many silent miracles of Islam is Zamzam water that is derived from Zamzam well located within the Masjid Al-haram in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. About 66 feet east of the Kaabah.

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How MTN made me a better Muslim—Hajarat Ahmed Aboki

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Hajarat Ahmed Aboki, one of the 20 beneficiaries MTN sponsored hajj to Makkah in this interview, narrates how God, through the leading telecommunication gave her a rare opportunity in fulfilling the fifth pillar of Islam.

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O’ Al-Hujjaj, Mar aba alan wa sallan?

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As flights carrying the Hujjaj arrive at various airports, the ‘arrival halls’are packed and crowded with loved ones, family members, friends eagerly awaiting to welcome the new Al-hujjaj. Their eyes are glued, scanning, looking for their loved ones; and eventually, greetings laced with smiles began to pour.

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Message of goodness-Ahmadiyya

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The Holy Quran says, “ You are the best people raised for the good of mankind.” (3:111). Sadly, some heinous acts of Muslims have frightened the world, who do not expect any good from Muslims. The Holy Prophet (pbuh) foretold that the Muslims will plunge into misguided darkness in the latter days and a Messiah

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NAHCON completes airlifting of 76,000 pilgrims

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has disclosed that it had completed airlifting a total of 76, 000 Nigerian pilgrims who participated in this year holy pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah back to the country.

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New Hijri: Islam is far beyond a date

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IN the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (s.a.w) is His Messenger and the seal of all His Messengers.

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Negotiation with Boko Haram is belated—NACOMYO

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In commemoration of the new Islamic year, Hijrah 1436 AH, the National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations, NACOMYO, has charged the Muslims to rededicate themselves to the cause of Islam by being law abiding and live peacefully with other Nigerians.

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New Islamic Year: Peace must be strongly emphasized — Awelenje

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Women Arise civil society led by Joe Odumakin (C) accompanied by afro-beat musician Femi Anikulapo Kuti demonstrate to press for the release of missing Chibok school girls in Lagos on May 12, 2014. Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. AFP

Dr. Abdullahi Omotoke Awelenje, the National President of Rahmat Islamiyya Association of Nigeria in this interview with Facing the Kaaba urges muslims to continue to preach peace adding that peace must be strongly emphasized when commemorating Hijrah 1436 A.H.

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No Hijab, No vote: Muslim group support Ambode

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The Coordinator of Muslim Support Group for Ambode, Alhaji Tijjani Yusuf has urged Muslims in the state irrespective of their ethnic background to support Mr Akiwunmi Ambode’s aspiration as the next Lagos State governor because of his track records while in service.

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Cleric charges students on good behaviour

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*An Islamic school

Students in the country have been urged to be of good characters and get closer to Allah while in schools in order to become successful in their chosen careers.

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New Hijrah: Love in the face of persecution — Sheikh Sulaimon

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Sulaimon Buhari

Chief Imam Sulaimon Buhari Olanijo is the Chief Imam of Mushin-Olosa Central Mosque and the Chairman/President, Council of Imams and Ulamau in the area. In this interview with Facing The Kaaba in his office, he charges the Muslims on expanding the frontiers of knowledge in order to practice the religion appropriately while urging them to imbibe the legacies of Prophet Muhammad’s migration in the wake of persecution.

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Muslim students bemoan Hijab ban ruling

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Members of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, protest victimisation of secondary school students using Hijab by principals at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday. Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit has frowned at the judgement delivered by Justice Grace Onyeabo of the Ikeja High Court, Lagos on the ban of hijabs in primary and secondary schools in the state.

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Hajj beneficiaries praise MTN on arrival

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*Ogun Pilgrims at Mount Jabalithaor one of the holy sites in Makkah

THE 20 pilgrims sponsored by the leading ICT and telecommunications company, MTN, arrived the country, after fulfilling the fifth pillar of Islam and having a life enriching experience in the holy land of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims, who came with a high sense of spiritual fulfillment, showered encomium on MTN for not just giving them a rare opportunity they have long desired but, making them better people in their Islamic faith with awesome experience.

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