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EIDUL-FITR: Sustain lessons of Ramadan, Group urges Muslims

Muslims have been urged to sustain the piety, charity, good neighbourliness and forgiveness which were parts of the lessons derived from Ramadan in line with the Holy Qur’an and the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). In the same vein, they were advised to ensure peaceful coexistence with their compatriots and to pray harder for Nigeria
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Ambode to fete Muslims at Sallah in 20 centres across Lagos

In furtherance of his Administration policy of inclusive governance, the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, along with his wife, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, will celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitri with Muslims simultaneously in Lagos, at designated locations in each of the 20 Local Government Areas across the State. At these venues, apart from the usual merriment associated with such festivals, celebrating Muslims will pray for sustainability of peace and continuation of unprecedented development in the state, and prayer for the governor, his wife and other members of his family for many successes recorded so far in the third-year of Administration.

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Etiquettes of Eid-il-Fitr

Doing ghusl before going for Eid prayer: It is mustahabb to do ghusl before going for Eid prayers.  Just like it is recommended for Jumu’ah, a Muslim is advised to observe it. It was narrated in a saheeh hadeeth in al-Muwatta’ and elsewhere that ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Umar used to do ghusl on the day of al-Fitr before going out to the prayer-place in the morning. Al-Muwatta’ 428.

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Ambode’s aide urges Muslims to sustain Ramadan virtues

By Monsuru Olowoopejo The Senior Special Assistance, SSA to Lagos State Governor on Survey Matters, Adeleke Adekoya has urged Muslims to sustain the virtues imbibed during the period. Adekoya who stated this during a lecture organized by the Fathiu -l- Khaerul Islamic Society of Nigeria in Somolu Local Government, Lagos state, recently, stressed that persistent
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Call for movement of Nigeria’s embassy to Jerusalem is acute bigotry—Prof Oloyede

The Secretary General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede has described the recent demand for Nigeria to relocate her embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the expression of support to President Trump’s relocation of the United States of America’s embassy to Jerusalem as appalling to all men of conscience and a direct manifestation of acute bigotry, abject  ignorance and lack of understanding of the issue. 

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2018 Hajj: NAHCON approves N1.46m as fare for Kwara pilgrims

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has approved  N1,462,390.95 as  2018 Hajj fare for intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Kwara. Alhaji Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board  disclosed this in a statement issued in llorin on Thursday.Tunde-Jimoh said the fare for each state was jointly determined by 
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June 12 Democracy Day: It’s landmark decision, by MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day. The Federal Government, on Wednesday declared June 12, as Democracy Day and posthumously awarded the highest national honour of GCFR to late Chief MKO Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. His running mate, Amb. Baba Gana Kingibe was also awarded  the GCON honour while late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, the people’s advocate and human rights activist who struggled for the actualisation of the June 12 elections also received posthumous honour of GCON.

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Sultan, NSCIA eulogise late Justice Akanbi

President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said the death of Justice Mustapha Akanbi was a further confirmation that “death is indeed a leveler of mankind”.Alhaji Abubakar also said Justice Akanbi stood out among his colleagues, either as a lawyer, a judge, or a crusader against corruption.Reacting to the demise of the late jurist through a statement signed by Prof. Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-General of the Muslim apex body, the Sultan said:“Coming up at this precarious time in the country’s trending but unpredictable  developments, the demise of a vertical personality like Justice Mustapha Akanbi is a further confirmation that death is indeed a leveler of mankind.

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Democracy Day: Muslim Public Servants pray for Ambode

The Chief Imam at the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, Alausa, Alhaji Muhammed Abulbakri Raji, has called on all Muslims to support the re-election bid of   Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, following his numerous landmark achievements, which have significantly transformed the State and bringing unprecedented, rapid development, and unparallel infrastructural growth.

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