Curbing the malice of lying
Lying is a common part of human relationships. People lie for a variety of reasons. They may lie as part of self-presentation, in order to present a more favorable image to others. People may also lie in order to minimize conflict, because lying may make disagreements less obvious. Although lying may serve useful functions in…
Glorious Islamic Centre equips youths on career development
Poised to bridge the unemployment gap in the country, Glorious Islamic Centre (GIC) has tasked youths on career development that would lift their socio-economic well being.
Muslim world at crossroads 1437 years after Hijrah
...he said to his companion "Do not worry, Allah is with us"... So Allah sent down his serenity on him and strengthened him with forces the like of which you have never seen...[Q9:40)
Pebble casting and Hajj 2015’s Jamaraat casualties (2)
The emerging critical and creative intervention concerning an obligatory part of Hajj was stimulated by Emir Sanusi’s presumably genuine concerns over the colossal loss of lives as occasioned by the stampeded scramble for the observance of the pebble casting rite.
Pebble casting and Hajj 2015’s Jamaraat casualties (1)
THE world has been assailed with a multiplicity of shenanigans and religious juridical and ideological declarations over the twin tragedies that rocked Hajj 2015 in Saudi Arabia.
Is marriage a lottery? (2)
Brethren, in Islam, marriage is an act of worship. It is an opportunity to curry more favours from our Creator. This is because the Muslim life is expected to exemplify, in totality, obedience to the Almighty.
Blind woman regains sight at Arafat
AFTER 18 months of living in complete darkness, a Tunisian woman pilgrim regained her eyesight while standing on Arafat at the climax of the Hajj. The 70-year-old Nafeesa Al-Qurmazi, mother of two boys and three girls, said she came to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj totally blind and she is now going back…
Reflections on Hajj 2015 tragedies
THE recent Hajj fatalities recorded in two separate unfortunate incidents in the Holy City of Makkah have generated an admixture of commiserations and name-calling or blame-apportioning as evident in media publications of various orientations concerning the what and how of the experiences. It is even remarkable that some smart individuals, organizations and even anti-Saudi countries…
Ansar-ud-deen prays for Hajj victims
THE Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria recently organized special prayer for souls of the victims who lost their life in Saudi Arabia while performing this year’s Hajj exercise. The National President, Ansar-ud-deen, Abdulateef Okunnu, at the prayer held in Lagos, said it was a tragic incident in the history of Hajj exercise, where Nigeria lost some…