Saturday April 25th, 2015
Saturday April 25th, 2015
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Sadaqah prevents evils, calamities

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Sadaqah is a voluntary charity given by individuals to relieve problems and sufferings of fellow-human beings. In other words, the word sadaqah may be applied to all kinds of good deeds. In line with Hadiths narrated by Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (RA) and recorded by Al-Bukhaari. Sadaqah can performed in different forms, such as in money, food, clothings to the needy; slaughtering of animals and giving away the meat to the poor; supporting good Islamic causes such as building mosques, schools, orphanages; providing sources of water.

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Etsu Nupe raps on religious tolerance

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The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar has charged government and individuals to place emphasis on building places of learning and worships, adding that, the country more than ever before needs institutions of moral and spiritual rebirth. The paramount ruler stated this while commissioning the Isa Kutepa Mosque and Quranic School built by Alhaji Razaq Kutepa and donated to the Muslim community in Lokoja, Kogi State Capital.

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Transition: Ahmadiyya calls for prayers, fasting

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The Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Nigeria, Dr Mashuud Fasola has called for a special night congregational prayers (Tahajud) for the smooth and peaceful transfer of power on May 29th to a new government. Dr Mashuud Fasola , a development Economist and former lecturer at the University of Lagos while leading a Friday (Jumah ) service at the Jama’at headquarters in Lagos said the special prayers was aimed at beseeching Allah for peaceful transition.

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Power of Dua in the lives of Muslims

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A YOUNG sister narrated her experience while offering praises and adoration to Almighty Allah. A few years after her marriage, she got a divorce. She at the same time lost her job. Her father took ill and died a few month after, since they could not get good medical treatment. The world around her seemed dark and unfriendly.

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NASFAT: Adeseun tasks Muslim leaders on succession planning

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Muslim leaders have been urged to train members on the dynamics of leadership in order to effectively take over leadership and management positions of Islamic organisations. The call was made by Chairman of Nasrul-lahi-l-Fatih Society, Lagos Zone 1, Alhaji Taofeeq Adeseun during the group’s zonal quarterly conference themed: “Succession planning in a faith based Society; A practical approach” held in Owode-Ajegunle branch, Lagos recently.

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Safeguarding the tongue

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All praise for Allah Who has honored man and has created him in the best of forms. Praise for Allah Who has endowed man with the ability to speak with his tongue as one of His greatest bounties. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, the only God Who has no partner. In the Divine Book, Allah, the Exalted, has endowed us with words we utter in order to communicate with each other, express our feelings, and reveal our intentions.

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Ibadan gets new Chief Imam

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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

A few days after late Sheikh Busari Haruna III was laid to rest, another chief Imam for the Ibadan Muslim Community has been named. He is Shelkh AbdulGaniyy Abubakar. Until his appointment, Sheikh Abubakar was the most senior Alfa (Alfa Agba of Ibadan-land). Abubakar, 80, an Islamic and Arabic teacher is now the 18th Chief Imam of Ibadan land. He replaced Sheikh Busari Suara Haruna the former Chief Imam who died on April 9 at the age of 93 after serving for 20 years.

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Ahmadiyya lays foundation of Centenary mosque •As youths hold convention

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria has laid the foundation of one of the centenary mosques for the 100 years anniversary of the Islamic organization in Nigeria. The Mosque named Nana mosque in Offa Kwara state will be built by Engineer Abdul Ganiy Omokanye, for the jama’at to mark the 100 years celebration in 2016. Deputy head (Naib Amir) Special Duty), Alhaji Hammed Al Hassan on behalf of the Amir, DR Mashuud Fasola thanked the donor of the mosque and urged other Muslims to build a house for Allah for greater reward in life and the thereafter.

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Fulfill your electoral promises, NSCIA, Muslim groups tell Buhari

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The President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has been admonished to fulfil all his electoral promises to Nigerians in line with his party’s manifestos.

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Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Haruna, buried amidst encomiums

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Thousands of Islamic faithful stormed the Oja’oba Central Mosque in Ibadan for the Janazah prayers held for Sheikh Baosari Haruna III, the Chief Imam of Ibadan land, who died on Thursday morning.

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Imams should not allow themselves to be used by politicians —Sheikh Akorede

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Sheikh Abdul-Hakeem Yayi Akorede, the Grand Imam of Akure Kingdom, is the youngest man to lead a versatile community of Muslims in Ondo State, Nigeria. In this interview, he spoke on why he and other Imams Muslim leaders from South West attended what later turned out to be a political meeting with Vice President, Namadi Sambo recently.

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Ansar-ud-Deen organises ‘Health Walk’

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The physical exercise which was the fifth in its series kicked off from Pen Cinema, Lagos through Akilo road, Guinness roundabout then Emiloju Street and ended at Ansar Ud Deen Society Agege branch mosque was meant to maintain and increase the fitness of members of the organisation.

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The burden of leadership

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Alhaja Mariam Bolanle Ademoye, Chief Deeds Registrar, Bureau of lands and survey, Ogun state said the act of leadership starts from the home adding that the home being the mirror of the society should endeavour to shun out good products. She also said Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was regarded as the Al-Amin by his people because of his trustworthiness.

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Keep on thanking Allah

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Thanking Allah is one of the many Islamic instruments of overcoming kufr (unbelief), poverty or insufficiency, punishment of Allah, and many others as stated in different parts of the Qur’an. On kufr Allah says: “Therefore remember Me. I will remember you, and be grateful to Me, and never disbelieve Me, (i.e. ungrateful to Me)” (Q2: 152).

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It’s thanksgiving, but we’ve learnt enough lessons

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A HAUNTING and powerful image in the Qur’an depicts a people who, on the Day of Judgment, perch on a barrier that divides the Paradise and hell. And so they engage in a conversation with the inhabitants of both abode. However, Allah gave them a kind of soft landing, implying that they will end in the safer side of the barrier. It is not a joke. Check the Quran 7: 46-49.

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Spread true teachings of Islam, Ahmad tells Muslim journalists

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The World Leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad has urged media practitioners of the Ahmadiyya Islamic community and Muslims in general to spread the peaceful message to the world.

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Polls: Let there be peace

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Tension, emotion, sentiments have heightened in the last few weeks preparatory to the general elections. We have never had it so bad. Inflammatory statements, attacks on personalities have become the order. While some politicians are ready to spill the milk if the election did not go their way, some youths have vowed to go up in arms against Nigeria, our beloved country and cut down anybody that dared challenge their exuberance.

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Muslim families failed to entrench Shura principles — Abdul-Barri

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Following our last week edition on Shura and democratic process in the lives of Muslims, other notable scholars have also added their views on the topic.

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How the Prophet taught morals

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Alhaji M Garuba Akinola Ibrahim, OON, Chief Imam of Lagos State (Centre) and other Imans

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said, “Who from my Ummah (universal nation) would learn five qualities to act upon or teach to those who would (in turn) act upon them?” Abu Hurairah said, “I, O Messenger of God.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) took Abu Hurairah’s hand and counted the five qualities on it, saying:

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Commonwealth Day: Muslim scholar charges govts on child rights

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Dr. Muhammed Salisu of the Department of Paediatrics, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), has charged governments at all levels to live up to their responsibilities.

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Why South-West Muslim leaders shunned meeting with President

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Muslim leaders and Imams in the South-west recently, shunned an invitation to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan. The meeting which was scheduled to hold pen-ultimate week at Ansarudeen Central Mosque, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos, South-west Nigeria was at the instance of President Jonathan aimed at seeking the support of Muslims in the region in the forthcoming Presidential election.

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President’s invitation tear Muslim Students apart

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The invitation sent to the Muslim Youth of the South-West of Nigeria to attend a political meeting in Abuja is currently generating ripples among them.

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Terror War: MURIC commends Military

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Nigeria Military for the feat recorded in the fight against terrorism in the North East.

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Saudi launches anti-terror forces

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Amidst several upsurge of acts of terrorism in some parts of the world including Nigeria, the Saudi government has planned a major exercise to sharpen a battle ready internal security forces against any act of terrorism.

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Women are not mere sex symbols

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Islam defined the duties and responsibilities of women 1400 years ago and got them out of oppression. Rather than showcasing them as sex symbols, Islam laid down rules to protect their honor and gave them a key role in the upbringing of families along with their husbands that in turn contributes to the foundation of healthy societies.

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Terror War: MURIC commends military

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A picture taken from a video distributed to journalists in recent days through intermediaries and obtained by AFP on March 5, 2013 reportedly shows Abubakar Shekau (C), the suspected leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, flanked by six armed and hooded fighters in an undisclosed place.

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Nigeria Military for the feat recorded in the fight against terrorism in the North East.

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Saudi launches anti-terror forces

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Amidst several upsurge of acts of terrorism in some parts of the world including Nigeria, the Saudi government has planned a major exercise to sharpen a battle ready internal security forces against any act of terrorism.

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Blessings of ‘Friday’ in Islam

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Every day of the week has its own uniqueness. For every Muslim, Friday is a big day as believers gather for sermon and worship. It is the Mother of all days and the most virtuous and best of the days. That is why believers look forward to it with so much eagerness. It is a day filled with mercy. It is a time when Muslims come together to worship the only One God, find strength and comfort by standing shoulder to shoulder and reaffirming their faith and devotion to Him.

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Heeding the call of Allah

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One of the important conditions for the acceptance of du‘a (supplication) in Islam is heeding the call of Allah as clearly stated in Suratul Baqarah (Qur’an 2) verses 186 that read thus: “And when My servants ask you (O Muhammad concerning Me, then answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My knowledge).

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Celebrating CAMON @ 20 (2)

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The award given to Muslim students was done to assist young Nigerian Muslims aspiring to further their education to the pinnacle of their chosen career and ultimately enhanced man power development in all spheres of human endeavours.

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World Hijab Day: Treat women in Hijab with courtesy, MPAC urges

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As Nigerians last Sunday, February 1st, joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 2015 World Hijab Day, WHiD, Muslim Public Affairs Centre, MPAC has called on Nigerians to desist from persecuting Muslim women and girls because they wear hijab, saying “rather, treat them with courtesy.”

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Celebrating CAMON @ 20

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In 1995, Conference of Muslim Organisations of Nigeria, CAMON, came into being through the efforts of about 28 Islamic organisations concerned Muslims in Ibadan, Oyo state. However in 1988, about 10 Muslim organisations now constitute the foundation members, CAMON.

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