Shari’ah and quest for legal pluralism (3)
Tariq Ramadan, a distinguished scholar of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, writes in his ground breaking work – Western Muslims and the Future of Islam – that “In the West, the idea of Shari’ah calls up all the darkest images of Islam….It has reached the extent that many Muslim intellectuals do not dare even to refer to the concept for fear of frightening people or arousing suspicion of all their work by the mere mention of the word.”
Where is the Almighty?
BRETHREN, this year’s Ramadan is now over a week old. The month has come at a time most Nigerians are seeking answers to questions which border not only on the future of this assemblage of ethnic contrarieties called Nigeria but equally on the destiny and the destination of our existence on terrestrial earth.
Tafsir: Scholars urged to focus on real exegesis of Qur’an
MUSLIM scholars across the country have been urged to focus on the real exegesis of the glorious Qur’an which depicts love, kindness, fear of Allah (SWT), good neighbourliness, honesty, among others in their respective tafsir (lecture) sessions during the Ramadan season.
Scholars task Muslims on discipline, Qur’an recitation
AS Muslims across the country join their counterpart across the world in the yearly Ramadan fasting, some reputable Islamic scholars have urged the faithful to uphold the culture of discipline in their daily endeavours.
In Ramadan, eat to fast not fast to eat
Brethren, I thought today’s sermon should address an issue which we often gloss over or pay little attention to during the blessed month of Ramadan.
Shari’ah and quest for legal pluralism (1)
On February 72008, Dr. Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury gave a lecture to the Temple Foundation at the Royal Courts of Justice (in United Kingdom) on the subject of “Civil and Religious Law in England: a religious perspective”.
How fear of Allah can drive Buhari to succeed
The fear of the Ultimate and creator of heaven and earth, they say is the beginning of wisdom, and may therefore mark the begging of the success of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammad Buhari, as he clocks 15 days in office.
Gains of seeking Allah’s forgiveness
With no deep reflection, someone may wonder how do you relate the pleasure of life, most sought after with seeking forgiveness of Almighty God. The two are not only connected but well interlaced. Rain, the source of our water uses come down from the divine firmament. Science and technological devices are not yet harnessed to…
Why peace should reign in Africa, by Ahmadiyya leader
The world head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V has called on African and world leaders to embrace peace as African Heads of states and religious leaders launched the African Initiative on Education for Peace and Development through Inter religious and Intercultural Dialogue in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Addressing delegates…
Exploiting the benefits of Hajj
The Hajj rites, otherwise known as pilgrimage to Mecca is the fifth of the fundamental Muslim practices and institutions known as the five pillars of Islam. Every year, millions of Nigerians aspires to participate, but only a lucky few would actually take part in the 2015 Hajj rites Indeed, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria…
Ahmadiyya holds symposium on peace, honours Abubakar with Peace Award
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Northern Region will hold the first national Peace Symposium in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as part of its fourth conference on Islamic Education and Moral Training. The symposium which will be held tomorrow, June 6, at the International Conference Center, ICC, is central to the theme of the…