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Ahmadiyya 50th Jalsa holds in UK

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More than 35,000 delegates from over 90 countries are expected to attend the 50th Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Annual Islamic Conference, holding in London, United Kingdom in August. The conference which will seek to increase religious knowledge, promote sense of peace and tranquility will be declared opened by the Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, world-wide, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad on August 12, 2016.

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Dealing with tough times

Allah (SWT) has made man the master of every other thing in the universe. His mastery and control of the universe however depend on his ability to do what is right. If he fails to do what is right, the situation might become unpleasant such that he will never find his feet. Our contemporary Nigeria is a case study. We are blessed with every thing that leads to greatness.

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Need for religious tolerance

At about some weeks ago some incidences were reported in the daily newspapers which happened as a result of religious intolerance and illiteracy. The first incident was said to had occured on May 29 in which one Mr.Methodus Emmanuel, a 24-year old trader from Pandogari, Niger state, was attacked and killed by mob of youths on an allegation that he posted a blasphemous statement about Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) on the social media. Three persons were said to have lost their lives in that sad incidence.

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File photo: Muslim pilgrims gather to pray at Mount Arafat near the holy city of Mecca during the annual pilgrimage. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ

Jigawa fixes N1.1m as hajj fares

The Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced the 2106 Hajj fares for the intending pilgrims from the state. Director operations of the Board, Alhaji Ahmed Labs disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse that the least amount to be paid to perform the 2016 Hajj from the State is N1,020,068.92; the minimum is N1,069,318.92 while the maximum is N1,167,818.92.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI HOSTS TRADITIONAL RULERS 8. Cross Sections of Traditional Rulers as President Muhammadu Buhari hosts Traditional Rulers to Breaking of Ramadan Fast at the New Presidential Villa Wednesday Night in Abuja.

Maintaining good acts after Ramadan

The best of all acts of goodness are the ones followed up with its like. Engaging in good deeds at all times is a character of righteous people for, acts of obedience do not have a specific time. It is rather Allah’s unconditional right upon His servants as long as they are alive. Though, the month of Ramadan is expected to be more than other time. Yet, worshipping Allah should not be restricted to Ramadan alone as there is no end to Muslim’s worship until he dies.

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Islamic singer, Rukayat Gawat remembers missing dad

It is exactly four years after the missing of Nigerian Television Authority NTA’s popular broadcaster, Alhaji Aremu Rasqak Gawat; was declared missing in a controversial circumstance in Lagos. The daughter, Alhaja Rukayat Gawat-Oyefeso last Sunday staged a fidau prayer and big remembrance party for her missing dad. The event which took place at Muri International Television ‘MITV’ premises Alausa Ikeja, Lagos, was graced by Sheikh Muyideen Ajani Bello and Sheik Daud Abdul Majeed Eleha (Alfa Nla).

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Leaders, followers must sacrifice for Nigeria- MSSN

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit has urged leaders in Nigeria to be transparent and accountable in governance. The Amir (President) of MSSN in Lagos State, Saheed Ashafa, said this in a congratulatory message to Muslims on the 1437AH Eid-el Fitri. Ashafa counselled both followers and leaders in Nigeria to emulate the transparent and accountable attributes of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). The students-leader explained that Nigeria would witness tremendous growth if both leaders and followers were ready to sacrifice for the country.

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Effective religious studies in schools will curb corruption- Banire

As the anti-graft war intensifies, National Legal Adviser of All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Muiz Banire, has asked the Federal Government to take the anti-graft war to schools. Banire made the appeal at a special Iftar, the breaking of fast with the children of Bab-Es-Salam Orphanage, Ikeja, which also had in attendance, Hajiya Sekinah Lawal, Chairperson of National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Lagos chapter.

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Eid-el-Fitr: Pray for peace in Nigeria, MUSWEN urges Muslims

The Muslim Ummah of the South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) has urged Muslims to continue to pray for peace and tranquility in the country even after the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr. This was contained in its Eid-el-Fitr message sent to Vanguard recently. The umbrella body of the Muslis in the South West said: “MUSWEN felicitates with all Muslims in the South West region in particular and the entire country in general as this year’s Ramadan comes to a successful end. Alhamdu Lillah. We thank the Almighty Allah for enabling us to see its end alive with good health peaceful coexistence.

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I’tikaf: Seek permission from your spouse

Ramadan fast has been prescribed for all Muslims for the development of their souls and to enable them subdue their carnal appetites. This much exertion and sacrifice of sensual desires has been made obligatory upon every Muslim; that he neither eats nor drinks anything nor seek sexual satisfaction during the day in the blessed month, in compliance with the command of Allah (SWT) and in the process avoid all sinful acts. The most important part of Ramadan is said to be the last 10 days. The revelation of the Qur’an, the night of majesty, the blessings, among others, had been perfected in it. It is this important period for self-purification and for higher spiritual development that I’tikaf (seclusion) becomes necessary.

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Effective religious studies in schools will curb corruption- Banire

As the anti-graft war intensifies, National Legal Adviser of All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Muiz Banire, has asked the Federal Government to take the anti-graft war to schools. Banire made the appeal at a special Iftar, the breaking of fast with the children of Bab-Es-Salam Orphanage, Ikeja, which also had in attendance, Hajiya Sekinah Lawal, Chairperson of National Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Lagos chapter.

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From left: Prince Bola Ajibola, founder IMA; Alhaji Hamid Hussin, Olanrewaju Chief Imam IMA and Alhaji Yusuf Adenoju, Guest Lecturer, during 2016 Islamic Mission for Africa (IMA) Ramadan Lecture held at the IMA premises, Isale Apata, Abeokuta, recently. Photo: Wunmi Akinola

IMA holds Ramadan lecture, 20th anniversary

Islamic Movement for Africa (IMA), held its annual Ramadan lecture, Sunday just as renowned comparative religion cleric, Alhaji Yusuf Adepoju praised IMA and its founder, Prince Bola Ajibola for the achievements the organisation has made so far. The event co-incided with the 20th anniversary of the movement and the death of his first wife who died in London, United Kingdom a few days ago.

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‘Unveiling the hijab’: TMC replies critics

FOLLOWING the editorials in some national dailies on the Osun hijab debacle, The Muslim Congress, TMC has relied critics describing them as biased writers who cannot give what they do not have. The council stated further that the write-ups were borne out of sheer intolerance, Islamophobia, selfishness, ignorance and lack of consideration for the religious rights of fellow men.

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Scholars war: It’s Habeeb vs others

Muslim scholars in Lagos gathered at the TMC Centre, Ijeshatedo, Lagos, Wednesday, to clarify what they described as massive error occasioned by grand ignorance of grandeur, the outburst of Sheikh Habeeb Adam Al-Ilory, Mudiru of Markaz, Agege, who purpotedly made a scathing comment on one of the sources of authentic prophetic traditions (Hadeeth) in Islamic World, Abu Huraira and the compiler of many of the traditions, Sahih Bukhari.

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