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Prophet Ibrahim and the life of sacrifice

By Imam Murtadha Gusau In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful O You who believe, – Be aware of Allah, with correct awareness, an awe-inspired awareness, and die not except as Muslims O You who believe, – Be aware of Allah, and speak a straightforward word. He will forgive your sins
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Sacrifice attracts blessing (1)

GENESIS 22:2-18 says: “And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.  3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 

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An unworthy sacrifice

They say love is about giving and taking. We must invest in love by nurturing, tending and protecting it, if we want it to grow and survive. We must make sacrifices if truly we want to enjoy the gains of love.  But the question has always been, how much is one permitted to give, sacrifice to hold the attention of a lover?

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Gov Ishaku condoles diplomatic community over Ambassador Sa'ad Baba’s Death

The sacrifice we must make

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku had told himself, and had assured the people, that Taraba State, under his watch as governor, would experience elaborate and spectacular development in various areas. In less than three years of his first tenure as governor, Ishaku has not only proved that this is possible, he has practically achieved this goal for the state and the people.

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Sacrifices are not forbidden if…

Sacrifice is something valua-ble or important given up as an offering to honour or appease a god or God Almighty. It is the giving up of something of great value to oneself for a special purpose. Christians call it offering while Muslims call it sakat (offering).

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Ram sacrifice: Eid Mubarak!

Eid-il-Adha, the ritual of animal sacrifice has remained a means of attaining nearness to Almighty Allah. It is a sacrifice that Muslims offer with fervour and enthusiasm on the 10th of Zhul-Hijjah. Its import and essence is to show taqwa, piety to the Creator; it also serves the purpose of sadaqah because the meat of the animal is distributed for eating.

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