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IMA holds Ramadan lecture, 20th anniversary

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

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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Hijab: Osun can of trouble

The recent outburst by Osun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN has again fuel another round of confusion in the state as students turned out in their church garments to their schools in obedience to the religious body order. CANs order, in reaction to the the court judgment that permits the wearing of hijab by Muslim girls to school showed that it was not ready to tolerate the wearing og hijab in public schools in spite of the judgement of a competent court.

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Fast, to gain taqwa

With our unflinching resolve to make the best out of the month, carry out all the required ibadah, actively involved in acts of devotion, prayers, Tarawih, tahjud, Quran recitation, and other forms of worship, we have to work towards realising these goals. We will go into details of all these one after the other insha Allah.

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Sultan, Adebule, others, to grace MSSN biennial Qur’an competition

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule; Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III and First Lady of Osun State, Alhaja Sherifat Aregbesola are some of the dignitaries that are expected at the Grand Finale of the Biennial Qur’an Memorisation Competition organised by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Lagos State Area Unit (LSAU).

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President Buhari during prayers at Prophet Muhammad's Mosque in Medina, With him Saudi officials; Governors Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara); Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun); Amb. Lawal Kazaure. (Back Row): Governor Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina); NSA, Maj-Gen, Babagana Monguno (retd) and Governor Rauf Aregbesola (Osun).

Islam has zero-tolerance for corruption

National President of Nasrul-lahi-l-Fatih Society, NASFAT, Engr Kamil Bolarinwa has reaffirmed the society’s position on zero-level of corruption, urging all Muslims to desist from all acts of corruption while also supporting the anti-graft crusade of the Buhari-led administration. Engr Bolarinwa made this known during a press conference to unviel the Society’s programmes and activities during the glorious month of Ramadan.

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Oh! month of blessings, welcome!

O people! A month has approached you laden with blessing, mercy and forgiveness; it is a month which Allah regards as the best of all months. Its days, in the sight of Allah, are the best of days; its nights are the best of nights; its hours are the best of hours. It is a month in which you are invited to be the guests of Allah, and you are regarded during it as worthy of enjoying Allah’s Grace. Your breathing in it praises the Almighty, and your sleeping adores Him. Your voluntary acts of worship are accepted, and your pleas are answered.

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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

Ramadan: Maximise the opportunity

Allah has blessed this ummah with the glorious season of fasting. It is a period where goodness is enjoined and even multiplied. A month of forgiveness where sinners purify themselves and get closer to the Creator. It is a month of giving and sharing. This is Ramadan, the glorious month, the blessed season, the uniqe period of worship. Allah has enjoined fasting in it, so that we may gain nearness to him.

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MMPN lauds Lawal as NAWOJ Lagos chair

The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria,MMPN, has lauded the election of Hajiya Sekinah Lawal as the new Chairperson of National Association of Women Journalists,NAWOJ, Lagos chapter. In a separate statements by both the National President of MMPN, Alhaji Abdurrahman Balogun and Chairman, Lagos Chapter Alhaji Kabir Alabi, the group described Hajiya Lawal’s election as an act of God.

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

Airline assures Jigawa pilgrims of prompt airlift via Dutse airport

THe management of Max Air has assured all intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj exercise from Jigawa state that all night flights will land and take off from Dutse Airport. As against what obtained in the past where all night operations were diverted to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, flights will now land and take off from Dutse airport, Jigawa State. Max Air served as the major air carrier for Jigawa State pilgrims during last year’s hajj operation but had to divert all night flights to Kano international airport.

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Let’s unite on moon sighting

No doubt Muslims wait in pious anticipation for Ramadan, in full expectation of the sighting of the moon to usher in Ramadan. In the recenting past, the commencement of Ramadan had been laced with dissent voices. Some would say, we have to follow Saudi Arabia, others would kick. Some would querry the astronomical calculations and fault the decision.

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