Controversy as provider threatens to stop Nigeria from 2017 Hajj

Controversy has trailed the threat by a service provider to stop Nigeria’s participation in the 2017 Hajj operations. One Ibrahim Suleiman, an alleged owner of Taura Cargo, who at a press conference in kano, threatened to institute a court process to stop the performance of 2017 hajj, declared that the only reason for him to halt his action was unless his petition against the leadership of hajj commission in the House of Representatives is decided in his favour. In the ranging controversy that followed the threat, a group of Hajj…

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MSSN demands recognition for outstanding students

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria has said that the activities lined-up for the celebration of Lagos at 50 should be made all-inclusive through honouring of outstanding students and distinguished clerics in the state. The Amir (President) of the MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, said this in a press statement to felicitate with Lagosians and government over key areas in which the state has witnessed tremendous improvement in the past 50 years. While congratulating the Lagos State Government, citizens and residents on the plausible development in the…

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Begging has no basis in Islam, says Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Saturday that begging has no basis in Islam and challenged those engaging in the act to find legitimate means of earning a living. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abubakar made the remark in Sokoto at the graduation of 2000 women trained in various skills by the Wife of Sokoto State Governor Hajiya Mairo Tambuwal. The training was conducted in collaboration with Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission to empower the women drawn from the 86 districts of the…

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Muslim babies to outnumber others within 20 years – Report

A study published by the Pew Research Center has found that within 20 years, the number of babies born to Muslim parents will exceed those born to Christians. The estimate is part of a trend that is likely to see Islam become the most followed religion in the world in 2070. “Between 2010 and 2015, births to Muslims made up an estimated 31 percent of all babies born around the world-surpassing the current Muslim share of the population, estimated to be 24 percent,” the report showed. In comparison, the Christian…

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Scholar underscores significance of fasting in month of Rajab

Islamic scholar, Sheik Najeemdeen Yusuf Aduralongba has underscored the significance of fasting in the month of Rajab, the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. Aduralongba who doubles as the chief Imam of Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters (YOUMBAS) Ogun state and Republic of Benin, said this in a telephone interview with New Telegraph, maintaining that the month of Rajab, in its superabundant favors and benefits, reverence and sanctity, is next to none. “It is linked to Almighty Allah (SWT) as Sha’ban to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and Ramadan to…

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Muslims condemn masqueraders’ attack on Nsukka Catholic priest

Muslim faithful have lampooned masquerade worshippers over their attack on a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Lawrence Ezeugwu in Nsukka, Anambra state. Ezeugwu was reportedly attacked on March 29 in Nsukka and beaten into coma by a group of masquerades worshippers popularly called `Oriokpa’, which barricaded the road at Ugwuoyia, Nsukka. Rising under the auspices of Muslim Rights Concern, the faithful described the attack as “barbaric and crude.” MURIC’s Director, Ishaq Akintola, said in a statement issued on behalf of the group the attack was a “wanton exhibition of religious extremism…

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Hajj 2017: Kano gets highest slot as FG shares Nigeria’s 95,000 quota

Kano state has secured the highest number of seats for the 2017 Hajj from Nigeria as the Federal Government shared Nigeria’s 95, 000 quota to states. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), which revealed this in a a document also promised to, with the mercy of Allah, make this year’s Hajj best ever in the anal of Nigeria. The NAHCON, an agency in the Presidency, checks showed allocated a total 95,000 seats to the State Pilgrims Welfare Boards/Agencies/ Commissions (SPWB), the Armed Forces and the Private Tour Operators for…

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