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NASFAT set to empower Imams via agric initiative

Nasrul-Lahi-il-Fatih Soceity, NASFAT, has launched ‘Missioners in Agric Initiative”  and a Cooperative society to empower its over 1000 missionaries worldwide.

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NAHCON reads riot acts to licensed tour operators/states over violation of Saudi Immigration laws

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, met with members of the Association of Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria (AHOUN) and some State Pilgrims Welfare Boards’ Executives on issues relating to breach of Saudi immigration laws.

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Shiites/Military clash: Bring all perpetrators to book, U.S. urges FG

The United States Embassy cautioned both the federal government including the security forces and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN popularly known as Shiites to exercise restraints in order not to escalate the crisis. In a statement sent to Vanguard Facing the Kaaba, the United States Embassy in Nigeria stated that it was concerned by the fatalities as a result of the clashes, urging the government to investigate the clashes and bring all perpetrators of the clashes to book.

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Will this President stop the killings?

Again, we are heartbroken.  We are grief-stricken by yet another wanton killing, avoidable deaths.  The latest from Kaduna and Abuja.  We have not forgotten the pogrom in Plateau, the homicide and in Benue and the Boko Haram bloodshed around the corridors and hinterlands of States in the North-East. These are wounds that may not heal fast especially among the immediate affected families. We reel from the daily occurrence of these sad incidents. Sadly too, the figures of deaths emanating from these developments seem not to worry occupants of Aso-Rock.  Oga Femi Adeshina and his boss will like to argue that several killings have been with us from the time past.   If truly they have been with us, we had that conviction in May 2015 that this government will do everything in its power to keep these tragedies away from us.  But we have nonetheless continued to face a pandemic of killings, slaughtering and gun violence.

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Touching lives through Sadaqatul-Jariyah

Given that Charity is not mandatory and has no preset limit, it is strongly encouraged in hundreds of verses in the Quran. Various verses of te Holy Qur’an pontificate the act as a means of obtaining God’s mercy and forgiveness (24:22, 92:17 to 92:18), cleansing the souls of impurity (9:103), and attaining superior degree faith (30:38, 76:8 to 76:9, 90:10 to 90:16). In fact, one area that we should reflect properly on is one that states, Aljazahu-li Ihsana, ilaa-li ihsan.  No one does any atom of goodness, except that he is paid back with goodness. As human beings, we all enjoy numerous blessings of Allah in our lives and the only way we can show gratitude to Allah for His blessings is to pass some of the blessings on to our fellow humans beings. If we take a critical look at Quran Chapter 93, we will realise that we have greater respsibilities to the less fortunate than we think we have.  In the same way, causing avoidable pain and suffering to the defenseless and innocent creatures of Almighty Allah is not justifiable under any circumstances. Sadaqatul jariyah is a good deed or action that attracts continuous rewards. It rewards will not onlybe beneficial in this life, but also in the hereafter.

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