Facing The Ka’aba

Traditional, religious institutions in Nigeria: Implications for national security

His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar

Traditional and religious institutions had played and continue to play varied and dynamic roles in various parts of the world, including our country, Nigeria. These institutions provided the cohesion and harmony required to sustain the functionality and dynamism of our local communities and the relevance of our socio-cultural traditions and values in the wider arena of national discourse.

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Yunusa Yellow and Ese Oruru

Ese: Child marriage is about culture, not Islam

Events in the last few weeks have thrown up another round of discourse about Islam. A lot of people have continued to be very offensive about their argument and you wonder why all these trash about Islam. If it is not about terrorism or suicide bombing, it is about abduction and marriage to minor, forceful conversion to Islam among others. They continue to heap all the misdemenour of any Abubakar, Audu or Yunusa on Islam.

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Islam not under any threat —NASFAT

The President of Nasrul-lahi-l-Fatih Society, NASFAT, Engr Kamil Bolarinwa has said that in spite of the global attempt to blame the religion for violence and terrorism in some part of the world, is not a threat to Muslims and Islam, just as the Chief Missioner of the society, Shiekh Abdullah Akinbode urged the media to be just in the reportage of news about Islam.

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Port-Harcourt agog as Ahmadiyya Youth wing holds inter-faith conference

The Youth wing of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Nigeria, rose from its two-day Inter-religious conference with a resolve that followers of their faith, should endevour to be committed to the establishment and sustenance of peace; and at all times ensure the building of enduring peace among people in their respective communities.

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Steadfastness amid worries, trials

Many of us are overwhelmed with anxieties and worries associated with the challenges of life. Things are really tough, but we have to get going striving to subdue the challenges of life. No matter what you are passing through right now, it is only a matter of time as the turbulent period will fizzle out soon. There will always be worries, there will be thorns on your pathways, trials and tribulations, but we have to deal with them in order to get to our destination.

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Nigerian pilgrims leave the arrival hall of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport shortly after their arrival from the muslim holy city of Madina recently. AFP PHOTO

2016 Hajj: FCT Board to begin registration of intending pilgrims

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board (FMPWB), has said it would commence registration of intending pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj on March 1. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Board, Alhaji Muhammad Aliyu. According to the statement, the registration will run across the six area councils of the territory.

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Boko Haram: NASFAT, MPAC distribute relief materials to 2.2m IDPs

Muslim Public Affairs Centre, MPAC and Nasrul-lahil-Fathi Society of Nigeria Agency for Zakat and Sadaqat (NAZAS) have concluded plans to distribute relief materials to the over 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in North East of the country. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR had last November said the population of IDP in the North Eastern part of the country had risen to 2.2million.

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Tributes to Late Mallam Yaya Abubakar

In life, death is a necessary end, it will come when it will come, and so for Mallam Yaya Abubakar, a former director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), death came to him at 73. Late Mallam Yaya Abubakar, was a prominent broadcaster , from Bauchi in Bauchi state , North central Nigeria. An alumni of University of Lagos, his foray into Broadcasting saw him rising to the managerial positions at the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA Bauchi in the 1980s and NTA Network in the 1990s.

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