Friday August 29th, 2014
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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, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Reward for giving iftar

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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

Muhammad Salim Al-Rahili is never the richest man on earth neither is he the most powerful in the Muslim world, but the seventy-year-old man is regarded in the Arabia world particularly in Madinah where he is based as one of the oldest providers of iftar meals to Muslims in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. For about over sixty years,

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Muslims urged to see politics as part of Islam

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

Muslims urged to see politics as part of Islam

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Prayer Warriors unveil Al-Muwafiq

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The Muslim Prayer Warrior group has unveiled a new Islamic Prayer society tagged Al-Muwafiq.

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Etiquette of du’a in Ramadan

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The importance of du’a cannot be over emphasized in Islam because Allah says: “And your Lord said: “Invoke Me I will respond to your (invocation)” (40:60). Also, the Prophet (SAW) said: “Du’a is worship” (Tirmidhi 3372; Abu Dawud 1479; Ibn Majah 3828; authenticated by al-Albaani in Sahiih Tirmidhi 2590).

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Seven days after: Tension mounts over abduction of Islamic cleric, wife

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Seven days after Ogun State-based Islamic cleric, Ustadh Abdul Ganiyy Jumah and his wife, Muinat, were abducted at gunpoint, the couple are yet to be found.

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Shun usury, gambling, uncertainty— Salaudeen

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Muslim faithful have been advised to work more towards Islamic empowerment which forbids interest on loans, gambling, and uncertainty.

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Don’t render your fast worthless

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The entire idea of fasting is definitely not to starve oneself but to be on a different spiritual plane altogether. In doing this, it must be a period of total rededication to Allah with increase in activities that are in consonance with the dictates of Allah while also shunning the ways of shaytan (devil).

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Muslims groan over hike in prices of fruits, foodstuff

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Prices of basic food items have increased in most markets in Lagos since the commencement of Ramadan fast. A visit to most of the food and fruit markets in Lagos reveals an increase in prices of fruits which are major needs of Muslims during the holy month. Prices of other basic food items like beans, yam, pepper, tomatoes, oranges and water melons have also gone up.

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Relishing the blessings of Ramadan

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

There has come to you Ramadan, a blessed month which Allah has enjoined you to fast, during which the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the rebellious devils are chained up. In it there is a night which is better than a thousand months, and whoever is deprived of its goodness is indeed deprived.

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Etiquette of Ramadan fasting

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As the blessed month of Ramadan commences, it is incumbent upon all Muslims to identify the meritorious acts in the blessed month and how to do those acts. No doubt, one of the factors that places Islam ahead of other religions is that there are laid down rules on how to perform every acts. One of them is fasting in the month of Ramadan.

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Rewards for reciting Qur’an in Ramadan

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The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong) [Quran al-Baqarah 2:185]

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Welcome O’ Ramadan

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Bismillahi-Rahamani-RaheemThe Qur’an says: “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days.

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