Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
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Who ‘s fighting for Allah?

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Pilgrims at the Mount Arafat on Arafat Day In Saudi Arabia

All might and power belong to Allah,(SWT), the only superpower. Everything is in His control. If He wills, He will destroy the king and the mighty with a little ant. We have seen copious examples of how the mighty have fallen in this world with different narratives from the scriptures. Therefore, one should never be overawed by the paraphenelia of power. It is Allah who gives power and exalts.

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About Ibrahim, Khalilullah

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*Muslims at prayer

The importance of emulating Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) cannot be overemphasized in Islam. Allah states: “…Indeed, there has been an excellent example for you in Prophet Ibrahim…” Allah distinguished Ibrahim first in the Qur’an with the title of Khalilu llah (intimate friend of Allah). On this Allah says: “…And Allah did take Ibrahim as an intimate friend (Q 4:125)

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Lagos Muslim Ummah on State-of-the-nation: Boko Haram, ISIS are anti-Islam

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BOKO-WOMEN

IN what seemed like a Sallah message to Nigerians on the state of nation, the Muslims Community in Lagos State has lends its voice to myriads of national and international issues affecting the Muslims.

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Sallah: NTIC kills 750 cows

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Ram market in Epe

The Eid-il-Kabir celebration must have come and gone, the reminiscence of the splendor that came with the festivity has continued to drag as the NTIC Foundation’s annual cow slaughtering programme came as a relief to many Muslims who could not afford to buy a ram for the the celebration as many of them went home with loads of meat for Sallah celebration.

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A Muslim on Eid-l-Adha day

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EID-l-Adha is a festival of sacrifice in Islam. It is also known as ‘Eidul kabir’. It is celebrated on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah by Muslims world-over. According to majority of scholars, it is obligatory Sunnah. The days of sacrifice are 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th Dhul-Hijjah.

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Let’s live practical Islamic life – Adeseun

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Alhaji Taofeeq Adeseun is the Chairman of Lagos Zone 1 of Nasru-llahi-l-Fatih society of Nigeria, NASFAT, he bares his mind on training, empowering of Muslim faithfuls through the institution of Zakaat in order to make others live a better life as well as living a practical Islamic life

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Echoes from Saudi:

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President of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, has warned that pilgrims risk deviating from Islamic injunctions if they use the Hajj for political and sectarian gatherings.

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Nigeria at 54: Standard of education, employment still undesirable – Muslim Students

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As Nigeria clocks 54, the Muslim Students of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit has scored governments at all levels low on education, fight against corruption and insecurity.

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Muslims groan over hike in prices of rams

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SALLAH: Rams at Zango Market, Tudun Wada, Kaduna, yesterday. NAN PHOTO.

Eid-el-kabir, the festival of ram sacrifice is an act of Ibadah (worship) to Almighty Allah and presently, the mood is felt almost everywhere. As a result, prices of sacrificial animals have gone up in major markets in the country.

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$9.3M: MUSWEN wants independent body to probe case

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As the National Assembly members divided over the controversy surrounding the seizure in South Africa of $9.3 million cash, or ammunition, the Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN) has warned on the implication of sweeping the issue under the carpet.

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Echoes from Saudi: Arafat day to hold on Oct 3

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Ogun State contingent to the 2014 Holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have been enjoined to maximize the rare opportunity of this year’s Hajj exercise as news filtered in at press time that Friday 3rd October 2014 would be Arafat day.

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Zakaat, a means of economic empowerment— Kolawole

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A cross section of Muslim faithfuls praying at the Agodi Muslim prayer ground in Ibadan. Pix by Dare Fasube

Muslim faithful have been urged to always remember their obligation of paying Zakat being the third pillar of Islam and a means for economic empowerment.

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About the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah

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

The importance of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah (the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar) is enormous in Islam as stated in the Qur’an and Sunnah. Allah says in Suratul Fajr: “By the dawn, by the ten nights”, (Q89:1-2).

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Terrorism: Maintaining Islamic personality

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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

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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

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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

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

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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 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

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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

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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

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•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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