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Islamic clerics, others hail Al-hayat for giving out over N500M non-interest loan in one year

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Two Islamic Scholars and prominent people in the country have lauded Al-Hayat relief foundation, a non-governmental Islamic interest-free cooperative society for giving out a huge sum of N500 million as loans to Muslims in one year. Some of the Islamic Scholars who include the Grand Chief Imam of Ijebu-land , Sheikh Abdul-Razaq Ishola Salaudeen and Chief Imam, University of Lagos, Prof . Bidmus Murtala Adeyemi gave the accolade at the grand finale of 4th annual national general meeting held in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state.

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Learning from Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

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He emphatically warned that a Muslim is the brother of another Muslim; he does not wrong him but helps him . Therefore we learn from Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) how to develop morals and good character . He was truthful and honest and people trusted him because he deserved their trust. He did not lie or cheat and always kept his promise . He was nicknamed : As-Sadiq , Al-Ameen ( The one who is truthful and the one to be trusted ).

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There is nothing like Jihad with sword in Islam – Amir Fashola

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“We, the Ahmadiyya is like the vanguard of promoting peace in the world. Quoting from the hadiths, Dr Fashola said, “The Prophet never encouraged preaching Islam with violence, but by praying for the enemies to have a change of heart, by preaching with wisdom and good deeds. Anyone who go against this precept is not a follower of the Prophet and therefore cannot be a Muslim. You have to be kind and generous to people.”

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Why Muslims must embrace interest-free loans — Al-Hayat

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Al-Hayat relief foundation, a non-governmental Islamic interest-free cooperative society has advised Muslim Ummah in the South-west against taking loans laced with interest.

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What you must do before embarking on Hajj

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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

AGAINST the background that Hajj means stranger, Hajj is a Muslim pilgrimage to the holy land of Makkah and other places in Saudi Arabia during the month of Hajj. It is one of the five pillars of Islam that is compulsory once in a life time of a Muslim that is able to meet its conditions. Hajj has a lot of benefits ranging from the spiritual to the mundane to those who perform it.

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Ahmadiyya elders forum tasks leaders on good governance

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Members of the Majlis Ansarullah of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, has urged governments at all levels to imbibe the true elements of good governance in all facets of public administration, adding that they should fulfill all the promises made during the electioneering campaigns as failure to do that would not enthrone good governance.

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Insecurity: FOMWAN cautions against banning of Hijab

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THE Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has cautioned against the call for the ban of hijab in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country. In a statement by the National President of the association, Hajia Amina B. Omoti, the association reiterated that the banning of the use of hijab is not the solution to the insecurity in the region.

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

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle) with his Deputy, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule (3rd left); the Amirul Hajj and Chairman, Special Adhoc Committee for the 2015 Hajj, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef (3rd right), the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mrs. Grace Oladimeji (2nd right) and other members of the Committee during its inauguration by the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, recently.

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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Zuglool praises Buhari on moves to exterminate Boko Haram

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President Muhammadu Buhari chairs the meeting of the Peace and Security Council at the 25th AU Summit in Johannesburg on Saturday

THe atmosphere of chuminess, assisted by clement weather pervaded the Isolo area of Lagos State as the foremost Arabic School in the area held its 42nd graduation ceremony recently. The event which hampered both human and vehicular movement in the serene area as dignitaries and eminent Muslim personalities thronged the area was held last Sunday.

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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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