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Kindness to all is ibadah

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Generally, all acts of worship, through financial expenditure are by broader definition classified as Sadaqah. But by extension, good deeds and acts that tend to save or ameleorate the suffereings of another creature of God are also considered as Sadaqah. Today, we are not going to focus on Zakat as it implies but other acts of worship that are not only ihsan but also Sadaqah.

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Ahmadiyya flags off activities for 100 years celebration

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Nigeria, AMJN, has flagged of activities for the celebration of its 100th anniversary with the groundbreaking/ foundation laying of a two flat guest house for the world leader of the Islamic organisation, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad Khalifatul Masih, 5th, at the headquarters in Ojokoro Lagos.

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Ambode appoints Gawat’s wife as Hajj C’ttee member

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Alhaja Gawat Fatimat Folashade, wife of the missing Islamic programme presenter on NTA, Alhaji Aremu AbdurRasaq Gawat, has been appointed member of the Adhoc Committee for 2015 Hajj in Lagos State. The appointment which takes immediate effect was approved by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.

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Three years after, Where is Gawat?

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“We may differ in tongue and faith, but we all remain equal before our creator, the owner of heaven and earth”. “It is my fervent prayer that the Almighty will continue to increase us in wisdom, health and wealth. May we witness many more celebrations.”

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Ramadan ends, Fasting continues

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Before the advent of Islam, Arabs believed that any marriage held in Shawwal would always turn out to be unsuccessful. They believed that marriages conducted in the month would hit the rock . As a result, they avoided making any covenant or contract around that period for fear of being broken.

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Eid-il-Fitr: Let’s join hands to expel Boko Haram, Soyinka tells Muslims

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We must not even accommodate those who believe that our youth exist only for enslavement and arbitrary slaughter. These creatures are not part of us. They belong to no known community of humans. We must join hands in expelling them from our midst and remain dedicated to that eternal human undertaking – the pursuit of truth and illumination through the exercise of the mind,” he said.

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Eid Mubarak!, Remain steadfast

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Cross section of participants during a peace advocacy visit to Dadin Kowa Muslim Community, in Jos on Wednesday (30/5/12). NAN Photos

Today possibly marks the beginning of Shawwal after the end of the most blessed month which ended yesterday. It was a period of absolute devotion, of nearness to Allah, of favour and blessings, of forgiveness and righteousness, of abstinence from food and drink, and materialism, of Tahjuds and divine Powers, of Charity and kindness.

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Plan your Zakatul-Fitr and Zakah

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Zakat is simply the calculation of your dues on your assets and the fourth pillar of Islam, while Zakatul-Fitr’s scope and implication transcend what we must do in the case of the former. However, we should remember that Zakat becomes due, one year after a person’s wealth reaches the value of Nisab (minimum amount paid).

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Banire wants religious education strengthened in schools

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Lagos State Secretariat Mosque Ikeja, Alausa has urged all Muslims to explore the spiritual benefits of fasting during the month of Ramadan and apply same in their daily activities even after Ramadan.

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Don’t link begging, poverty to Islam-Scholars

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Various Islamic scholars have dismissed the notion being held by some Muslims that poverty engenders piety, stressing that just as begging is antithetical to Islam, there is no correlation between poverty and piety. The scholars advised Muslims not to be laid back, but work hard, help each other through the institution of zakaat, avoid inordinate pursuit of wealth and shun all what constitute haram in the quest of means of livelihood.

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Why prices of foodstuffs soar in Ramadan

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A few days after the commencement of Ramadan fast, the prices of foodstuffs and other essential commodities have escalated in most markets across the country.

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Legislators should work on part time basis — Ajibola

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Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola, has said that lawmakers should be made to serve on a part-time basis in order to reduce the cost of governance.

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Ramadan: Your ibadaah, inner self

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The Qur’an says: Wazhakir faina zhikra, tanfau-l-Mumineen: “And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers.” When it comes to approaching our Islamic duties/ obligations we do so little in advance, especially for Ramadan. We have to remind ourselves that there is no better time than now to prepare for the month.  In fact, our

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How to achieve blessings of Ramadan

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One of the many annual ibadah through which a Muslim can erase his sins, increase his good deeds, gain position in paradise and free him/herself from hell fire is Ramadan. But, these blessings of Ramadan can only be achieved by serious Muslim that does the following: (1) prepare him/herself and the environment properly for worship for the blessed month of Ramadan. (2) Rejoice and congratulates one another at the beginning of the month.

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NSCIA felicitates with Muslims

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“It was Shaykh Uthman dan Fodiyo who said he could live with kufr but not with injustice. Though the Ummah might have suffered injustice of unimaginable proportions, the period of Ramadan is meant to re-commit ourselves to the Almighty Allah by showcasing the beauty of Islam to all through justice, forgiveness, kindness and love. “Surely, Allah enjoins justice, doing good (to others) and giving to the kindred and He forbids indecency, evil and rebellion. He admonishes you that you may be mindful.” (Q16:90).

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Moon-sighting: Don’t cause disunity

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Cross section of participants during a peace advocacy visit to Dadin Kowa Muslim Community, in Jos on Wednesday (30/5/12). NAN Photos

Moon sighting is a subject that encapsulates the unity and if otherwise, the disunity of a Ummah. According to reports, some group of Muslims have already fixed a date for the commencement of Ramadan without regard to the rules and practice of the Prophet which we profess to follow. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is an act of worship and not in origin, a political matter or one directly related to the practical systems of Islam.

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Jama’atu Nasril Islam: Tackling religious radicalism

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From left, Representative of former Head of State, General Abubakar Salami, Dr. Tanko Yinusa; Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaát Nigeria, Dr. Mashhud Adenrele Fashola; Cardinal John Onayikan and Naib Amir, Northern Zone, Dr. Yeqeen Habibu, during the presentation of peace award for General Abubakar Salami, at the 4th Northern Region Jalsa Tarbiyya and 1st National Peace Symposium in Abuja.

But certain developments within the nation’s Muslim community in the last three decades show a clear gulf indicating that the religious leaders have apparent irreconciliable views on certain fundamental matters concerning Islam. In 1981, the Maitatsine uprising, reportedly traced to religious extremism, virtually overran Kano and some other parts of the north while disagreements relating to the adoption of the Muslim Shariah legal system resulted in bloodbath in Kaduna in 2000.

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Everyone shall be change agent

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R-L; Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon Justice Dahiru Musdaher, former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Abdulrhman Dambazu; Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdullaziz Yari Abubakar; President Muhammadu Buhari and his personal aide, Abba Sarki during a prayer in remembrance of Late Emir of Kano Alhaji Dr. Ado Bayero shortly after the Jumaat prayers at the National Mosque in Abuja, yesterday. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

The need for a change in our society, cannot be overemphasized. That is why the feeling and expectations of Nigerians are high today as President Muhammad Buhari takes over the baton of leadership. Nigeria, as we all know is currently mired in great challenges. The challenge of indiscipline, the challenge of corruption, terrorism, kidnapping and other form of insecurity; of favoritism, of ostentatiousness, of get-rich-quick of various kinds of impunity to mention a few.

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Welcome O’ Ramadan!

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What is certain is that by next Friday we will be in the month of Ramadan. It is another opportunity for spiritual rebirth, rejuvenation and nearness to Allah. How are we preparing for that rare and unusual month? How do we want to make a difference in our ways of worship, our supplication, our charity, love and kindness to others? How do we want to make the best out this heavenly grace for spiritual cleansing?

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NACOMYO urges Nigerians to be patient with Buhari’s govt

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The National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO) has commended Nigerians over the perseverance and understanding showed during the hardship caused by the fuel scarcity in the country. The group through its National President, Kamal’ddin Akintunde said that such perseverance symbolizes patriotism, asking them to sustain such endurance and remain committed towards national goal.

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Nigeria to host inter-religious, cultural conference

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African Heads of states and religious leaders have resolved that Nigeria would host the 2017 edition of the African Initiative on Education for Peace and Development through Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue. This resolution was adopted following the proposal from the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in his remarks on the second day of the international conference of the African initiative on education for peace and development in Cotonou, the Republic of Benin.

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What to do before Ramadan

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One of the ways a Muslim can carry out the commandments of Shari‘ah properly in the blessed month of Ramadan in a country like Nigeria where vices are common is by fully preparing for the month before its arrival. It is the habit of the righteous Muslims from the period of the first Muslims to prepare for the month about six months to the month.

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Every one shall be change agent

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From left: Mr Ismail, Security Secretary; Alh Adenekan, Project Secretary; Ustaz Musbadeen Olawale, Branch Missioner; Alh Ishaq Lawal, Vice Chairman and Alhaji AbdulRasheed Alabi, Chairman, all newly sworn-in members of Igbogbo Branch Executive Council of NASFAT held in Igbogbo recently.

The need for a change in our society, cannot be overemphasized. That is why the feeling and expectations of Nigerians are high today as President Muhammad Buhari takes over the baton of leadership. Nigeria, as we all know is currently mired in great challenges. The challenge of indiscipline, the challenge of corruption, terrorism, kidnapping and other form of insecurity; of favoritism, of ostentatiousness, of get-rich-quick of various kinds of impunity to mention a few.

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Ambode ‘ll keep his words on making hajj programme more robust —- Paramole, Board Chairman

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Ambode; Will he succeed Fashola?

Let me start answering this question by going back to the tenure of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Regime, he really affected the performance and involvement of many people in Hajj positively. During his tenure he sponsored nothing less than 750 people from the state to perform the holy pilgrimage. When the outgoing Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola came in, he saw that as some sort of jamboree which he didn’t want to be part of, so from 750 people he reduced it to 300 people less than 50 percent of what the Tinubu regime used to sponsor.

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NACOMYO urges Nigerians to be patient with Buhari’s govt

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From left : Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero; President-General, Jama'atu Nasril Islam and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, at the Jama'atu Nasril Islam Central Council Meeting in Kaduna on Thursday (24/5/12). NANPhoto

The National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO) has commended Nigerians over the perseverance and understanding showed during the hardship caused by the fuel scarcity in the country.

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Save your life with Lai llah illallah

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The belief in the words of “Lá iláha illallah” is one of the basis for being a Muslim, to refute all deities and accept Allah as the only God and Lord of the Universe. No one can be a Muslim without believing and adhering to the tenets of of Lá iláha illallah. Lá iláha illallah is the belief in the divine lordship of Allah (referred to as “rububiyyah”), meaning believing that Allah is the only one power who creates, gives life and death, and maintains the affairs of all that’s in this universe.

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Ahmadiyya youths ‘walk for Prophet (s.a.w)

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Youth members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria under the aegis of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Nigeria have stood up to defend the personality of Prophet Muhammad (saw) in a rare procession in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State South-West Nigeria. The Walk-for-Muhammad procession was part of the group’s 43rd Annual National Convention, held between April 30 and May 3, 2015.

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Sha’ban, the best month for sunnah fast

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In line with the practice of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), a Muslim is highly expected to fast in most days of the month of Sha‘baan. Although, fasting in this month is not obligatory, but meritorious to the extent that the Prophet (SAW) did not like to miss it. In fact, it is reported in a hadith that the Prophet (SAW), used to fast so much in the month of Sha‘baan that he was asked: “Messenger of Allah, I have seen you fasting in the month of Sha‘baan so frequently that I have never seen you fasting in any other month”.

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Fountain is the best Islamic based varsity — VC

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There are over sixty private universities now in the country and out of the number, the Islamic based universities were four but with the recent licence granted by the Federal government, Islamic faith-based universities are now five. Fountain University is one of them and it is the only one owned by an Islamic organisation, NASFAT. There have been a lot of challenges trying to impart curriculum laced with Islamic ettiquett in our students.

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Strike a balance between home, carrer— group urges Muslim women

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MUSLIM women have been urged to strike a balance between their home and their career so as to prevent chaos and disharmony in all their endeavours. This was the thrust of the three days’ workshop held by the Lajna Imaillah (women servant of Allah), Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria, at Ojokoro, Lagos, last weekend. The annual workshop which had over 600 female members of the Islamic organization throughout the federation in attendance highlighted the roles Muslim women have to play in the contemporary world. The workshop did justice to various issues affecting women and how the problem can be tackled.

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Shariah is not difficult

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AGAINST the erroneous view that shariah (the Islamic law), is difficult simply because Muslims refused to changed it under the guise of constitutional review in line with divine commandments. Yet there is abundance of evidence to proof that the law given to the followers of Prophets of Allah-(AS), before Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was difficult than the one given to this nation.

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Lessons of Suratul Khaf

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AS the reality is hidden from you, you are at a loss to understand the wisdom of what is happening, and sometimes if it appears that things are going against you, you cry out, ‘How and why has this happened’. The fact is that if the curtain be removed from the “unseen”, you would yourselves come to know that what is happening here is for the best. Even if sometimes it appears that something is going wrong, you will see that in the end, it will also produces some good results for you.

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