Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
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Terrorism: Maintaining Islamic personality

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 1:20 am   /   Comments

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The dire consequences of violence and terrorism are taking its toll on Muslims. The erroneous link with Islam has made some Muslims to conceal the Islamic personality in them, while some have paid dearly for it.

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Ogun pilgrims urged to comply with rules

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Pilgrims from Ogun State have been admonished to ensure strict compliance to all the rules and regulations guiding the Hajj exercise for it to be counted worthy of acceptance by Almighty Allah.

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Abuse of hajj status

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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

One of the most valuable embodiments of Islam is Hajj. When Allah ordered mankind to perform Hajj through Prophet Muhammad (SAW) about 1,427 years ago, it was with certain fundamental norms meant to guide humanity towards virtues.

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Pilgrims free from contagious diseases — Saudi Govt

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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

No contagious diseases or quarantine cases have been reported among pilgrims, said acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih on Wednesday.

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Hajj pilgrims in Madinah to get top quality service

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

Madinah Governor, Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of the Madinah Haj Committee, Wednessday, opened the Bunyan 7 Exhibition entitled “Partnership in Haj Operations” south of the Prophet’s Mosque, to highlight the quality services available for pilgrims this year.

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Boko Haram, ISIS are anti-Islam

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 8:06 am   /   Comments

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As an avid social media user, I have been following the tweets and anger of social media users against Islam and Muslims especially when the terrorist group, Boko Haram strikes.

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Hajj: 207 Oyo pilgrims depart today

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

The Oyo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says necessary machinery has been put in place to airlift 270 intending pilgrims today.

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Is it obligatory for women to wear purdah dress or be in purdah?

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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 purdah is the name of a special dress which prevails in certain Muslim countries. It is one of those types of dressing that fulfill the requirements of Islamic dressing.

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Bringing back the status of first Nigerian hujjaj

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 12:17 am   /   Comments

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

Excellent manners are essential part of Islam. This etiquette is universal and must be exhibited by every Muslim everywhere at all times and more importantly by the intending pilgrims before embarking on Hajj and on returning home after Hajj.

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How to prepare for Hajj exercise

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 1:59 am   /   Comments

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

The importance of adequate preparation for Hajj cannot be over-emphasized because it minimizes physical discomforts and rigours associated with the journey as well as helps to save time and lot of money involved in in the Hajj exercise so as not to go in vain.

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Ahmadiyya world leader gives panacea for global peace

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The World leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Hazrat Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V, has advocated for universal human rights and justice as a panacea for global peace.

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Oladosu warns Muslims on selection of partners

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Dr. Habeebah Oladosu of Department of Arabic and Islamic studies, University of Ibadan has said that parenting in Islam starts from the choice of a partner, since without a partner, no one can become a parent.

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Over 20 Nigerians Ahmadis in London for Islamic conference

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 12:37 am   /   Comments

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The leader of the Nigerian Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Dr. Mashuud Fashola along with other 19 members have joined thier counterparts across the world in the Oakland Farm, UK for the 48th annual conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim association, UK from 29th to 31st, of August, 2014.

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Ebola: Muslims and their pets — Dr. Enahoro

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Dr. Gani Enahoro is Naib Amir south Eastern zone; the Vice President, African Veterinary Association, AVA and Immediate Past National President, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, NVMA.

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Kindness to man, animal is ibadah

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*Elueze: Passion helps you to succeed in life

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.

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Ebola: Why we must turn to Allah

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 12:42 am   /   Comments

A file photo taken on June 28, 2014 shows a member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. Guinea announced on August 9, 2014 it was closing its land borders with Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola fears.    AFP PHOTO

It was first the swine flu and bird flu, then came the SARS, now it is Ebola which is about the deadliest disease in the world. But for those who know, it is about time we turn to Allah and make our ways as clean as possible.

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Hajj: Oyo board may airlift pilgrims to Lagos

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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

The Oyo State Muslim Welfare Board may consider the airlift of intending pilgrims from the state to Lagos before their final flight to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.

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Rules of hygiene in Islam…signs of the last hour

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It was first the swine flu and bird flu, then came the SARS, now it is Ebola which is about the deadliest disease in the world. But for those who know, it is about time we turn to Allah and make our ways as clean as possible.

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We ‘re committed to saving lives – Dr. Fashola, Amir Ahmadiyya

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 12:06 am   /   Comments

•Dr. Mashud Fashola

Dr Mashud Fashola, is the Amir (President) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Nigeria, he spoke with Facing the Kaaba on issues on inter-religious harmony shortly after the end of the inter-faith coference held in Warri, Delta State recently.

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Sheikh Zuglool urges Muslims to unite against atrocities

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Proprietor of Daru Dawah Wal Irshad Arabic School, Isolo, Lagos, Sheikh Mustapha Zuglool has urged all Muslims to unite against all forms of atrocities in the country and the world in general.

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Muslim students chide govts on youth devt

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 10:22 pm   /   Comments

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Lagos State area unit has alleged that governments both at the federal and state levels are not doing enough for youths in the country on areas of mental development in other to achieve their full potentials.

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Ebola: No cause for alarm on Hajj 2014 – NAHCON

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Against fears of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus and rumors making the rounds of suspension of hajj visas to Nigeria, the National Hajj Commission, NAHCON has said that preparation is ongoing for the annual rites, adding that there was no communication from Saudi authorities that Nigeria had been banned from this year’s exercise.

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Ahmadiyya Inter-Faith Conference: Muslims, Christians, others mull over Boko Haram

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 12:04 am   /   Comments

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Adherents of various beliefs last week rose from inter-faith conference organised by the Ahmadiya Muslim Jamaat, Eastern Zone with a resolve to come together to fight all forms of religious deviants in the society.

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Hajj: Katsina govt approves N97m for accommodation

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 7:24 pm   /   Comments

The Katsina State Government has approved an additional N97 million for securing befitting accommodation for its pilgrims participating in the 2014 Hajj.

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What you must know about Hajj rites

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Hajj is the Muslim pilgrimage to the holy land of Makkah and other places in Saudi Arabia during the month of Hajj with specific conditions. Hajj is the last pillars of Islam, after Kalimatu Shahadah (the testimony that none is worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad (SAW) is His Apostle and Messenger); the five daily Salats; the fasting of Ramadan and the Zakat (compulsory alms giving).

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Eid-ul-Fitri moon-sighting controversy: How conflicting opinions split the Ummah

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 12:24 am   /   Comments

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

Before the announcement by the Sultan declaring that the moon had been sighted, marking the end of Ramadan on Satuday July 26, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Secretary-General of the NSCIA, had been quoted saying: “The new moon has not even been born talk less that it would be sighted today.”

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Moonsighting: Sermon for the Imams

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Somehow, and in recent times, the sighting of the moon, beginning and ending of the Ramadan fast have paradoxically become a source of division, rather than unity for the Muslim Ummah in this country.

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How to pay Zakat and Zakatul-Fitr

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 1:40 am   /   Comments

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Some Muslims confused their annual Zakah with Zakatul-Fitr while some who understand the difference still observe the two in the month of Ramadan merely to attract more reward in the month of Ramadan.

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We spend over N180m annually to assist the less privileged — Imam Shuaib

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We spend over N180m annually to assist the less privileged — Imam Shuaib Imam Abdullahi Shuaib is the Executive Director, Zakat & Sadaqat Foundation, an Islamic organisation providing charity services to the less privileged to cushion the effect of poverty. He spoke to Vanguard on how zakat is helping to alleviate poverty in the society.

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Ahmadiya holds regional conference in Warri

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The Ahmadiya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, AMJN, would hold a 3-day eastern region conference in Warri, Delta State. The conference themed: “Advent of the Promised Messiah and Inter-faith harmony” would hold at Mom civic centre, Airport Road, Warri, Delta state, from Friday August 1 to 3, 2014.

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NASFAT members throng Mowe for Lailatul-Quadr

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Members Nasru-llahi-il-Fatih society of Nigeria, NASFAT, Lagos and Ogun States, will converge at the Mowe Nasfat Village, along Ibadan express-waylater today for this year’s Lailatul-Quadr otherwise known as The Night of Power.

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What you need to do on Eid-l-Fitr day

  /   in Facing The Ka'aba 12:56 am   /   Comments

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Eid-l-fitr is Muslim festival of fast breaking. It occurs at the end of Ramadan fasting (on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of Islamic/Hijrah calendar). And it is obligatory Sunnah according to most scholars.

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