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Hajj: We must embrace new changes — NAHCON Makkah Cordinator

Mallam Sulaiman Usman is the Director of Planning and Research, Information and Library Sciences, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON. He is also the Makkah Cordinator, 2017 Hajj. In this interview, he spoke about the multifaceted challenges faced by the commission during this just concluded hajj, which according to him include hajj fares, feeding and accommodation of pilgrims at the holy land and why stakeholders have to embrace change in the whole arrangment

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Folawiyo pilgrims pray in Makkah

As activities for this year’s hajj draw to a close in Makkah, pilgrims sponsored by Folawiyo group of companies have continued to pour encomiums on the companies managed by Mr Tunde Folawiyo just as several sessions of prayers were held for the soul of the founder of the companies, Late Abdulwahab Iyanda Folawiyo, at Mount Arafah and Masajida Al Haram, both in Makkah and Madinah.

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ZamZam: Mighty rock of waters

When Ismail’s mother, Hajar, known as Hagai  exhausted  the water she had in her skin bag left by her husband, Ibrahim, she went on searching for more within the area.  Mother and child became thirsty. Hajar, confused tossing in agony; left her baby, Ismail, in search of water.  She walked to the mountain of As-Safâ nearest to her on that land. She stood on it and started looking at the valley keenly expecting to get help from somebody around who could help, but none came.

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Eid Mubarak: Essence of Ram sacrifice

Eid-ul-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims all over the world today. It is a major festival in Islam which enjoys special significance; of absolute faith and submission to Allah, love for the kith and kin, sharing of food and peaceful coexistence. It does not only mark the climax of Hajj or Pilgrimage, the fifth pillar of Islam but it also commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s readiness and his son, Ismail’s consent to be sacrificed following God’s commandment in a dream.

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Ansarud-deen urges Buhari to shun distractions after recovery

The Chief Missioner, Ansarud-deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdurrahman Ahmad has urged President Muhammad Buhari to shun any form of distractions in giving utmost attention to the problems facing the country, saying, “the task ahead of us is very wide, in a way to clear the mess we need to get our bearings right, we need to be focused and we need to avoid vices in all its ramifications.

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