Muslim faithful urged on love, prayers for country

Nigerians have been urged to develop the true spirit of love and cultivate the culture of praying for their country and the leaders. The plea was made at a special prayer session tagged, “Muslims Pray for the Nation,” organised by The Muslim Congress (TMC), Lagos State chapter. Hundreds of Muslim faithful who graced the event in Lagos prayed for Nigeria to overcome her current challenges. Leading Islamic scholars in Nigeria including Sheikh Moshood Ramadan and Sheikh Dhikrullah Shafii said one of the cardinal principle of religion and manifestations of love…

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Cleric urges piety as Ramadan begins in 8 days

The Holy Month of Ramadan is here and it will only be effective for those who seek piety, an Islamic cleric, Abdul Afis Oladosu, has said. Oladosu who stated this in a statement added that those who know that fasting during Sha’aban will weaken them for the Ramadan fasting should discontinue it. “While it is good to fast some days in this month (of Sha’ban), it should be borne in mind that such an exercise is essentially for those who are able and capable. “Therefore, if one fears that after…

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MURIC : Oodua Muslim Coalition, faceless, amorphous group

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has descended on Oodua Muslim Coalition (OMC), a hitherto unknown and unheard of group, describing its allegation that MURIC is being used by the Northern Caliphate to destabilize Yorubaland as fake and baseless. OMC, had earlier in a statement on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017, alleged that Yoruba Muslims were not part of Nigerian Muslims headed by the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III. The OMC statement was signed by one Mallam Lateef Adeyera…

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Sheikh dies during Qu’ran recitation on-air

Sheikh Ja’far Abdulrahman, a revered Quran reciter passed away while he was reading out verses during an official ceremony. He collapsed during verses from the sacred book’s Al-Mulk chapter, according to reports. His death, it was however believed, was caused by heart attack. “Abdulrahman suffered a cardiac arrest during the reading that took place in Indonesia,” the report showed. Onlookers rushed to his assistance and he was quickly taken away on a stretcher. He sadly died during the live on-air broadcast of the ceremony, which was being watched by the…

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Ex-minister underscores virtues of Muslim youths to Nigeria’s growth

A former minister of State for Finance, Aderemi Babalola, has underscored the importance of youths, especially Muslim youths, to nation building. Babalola who blamed the mismanagement of oil proceeds for the current economic challenges faced by Nigeria, tasked youths to stay in country and contribute to Nigeria’s growth instead of running out the country. He said this at the Young Managers Quiz Competition organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria Lagos State Area Unit for primary and secondary school students across the 57 Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas in…

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Why kids must be taught Islam in schools – Church of England

Parents who have concerns about their children being taught about Islam should be banned from pulling them out of religious education (RE) lessons, according to the Church of England. Senior Church of England official Derek Holloway said withdrawing children from RE lessons could leave them without the skills required to live in a diverse society and “live well together as adults.” He also cautioned against “fundamentalist” groups using human rights legislation to keep children from learning about different world views. “Sadly and dangerously, the right of withdrawal from RE is…

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Graft: Buhari orders probe of sharp practices during Hajj

President Muhammadu Buhari’s order of probe into sharp practices during Hajj has begun to yield result as the presidency launched man-hunt for illegal Hajj operators who allegedly swindle potential pilgrims. National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), which revealed this in a document seen by New telegraph, added that it had intensified fight against corruption and all ill-related prac  tices associated with the conduct of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to the Holy Land. “ One of the tasks which President Muhammad Buhari laid on the shoulders of the leadership of the…

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