Why Umrah is getting popular among Muslims
LATELY, Muslim faithful have found deep interest in performing Umrah (lesser Hajj) on a regular basis. Even, some, who, hitherto, spent their vacations and holidays in Europe and America are now opting for Umrah as a more rewarding exercise. Responding to why the sudden surge in the popularity of Umrah among Muslims, Managing Director/CEO, Habdat Xpress, Alhaji Qasim Alabi said, “one of the reasons for this is awareness among the Muslims now of the importance of lesser hajj (umrah). People have also realized that they can actually plan their holidays in such a way that they will spend their money and still earn rewards from Allah. A lot of families now plan their holidays in this way. This is unlike in the past where everybody thinks of Europe or US for holiday.
Ahmadiyya centenary mosque underway
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria has laid the foundation of one of the centenary mosques to be built to mark the centenary anniversary of the Islamic organization in Nigeria.
Welfare Board to screen intending Ogun pilgrims
The screening is expected to hold from April 21 to 23, 2015 at the Board’s Secretariat, Block B, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital. According to a statement signed by ministry’s Press Officer, Sakirudeen Bashiru, the Board’s Executive Secretary, Alhaji Sefiu Rasheed has indicated that the screening would hold in batches within three days, to avail the board opportunity to carry out the screening thoroughly and successfully.
Chibok girls… NASFAT tasks govt on security
The leadership of Nasrul-lah Fathi Society (NASFAT) has expressed concern and sadness over the failure of the state security apparatus to rescue the 219 Chibok school girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents over one year ago while writing their final examinations.
Agbotomokekere... Ibadan new chief Imam unveiled
Ibadan Muslim Community on Wednesday announced Sheikh AbdulGaniyy Abubakri (a.k.a Agbotomokekere) as the 18th Chief Imam of Ibadan land.
MAI-HAJJ advocates transparency in allocation of Hajj seats
A non-governmental organization, Media Awareness Initiative for Hajj (MAIHAJJ), has cautioned all the 36 states of the Federation, FCT, Armed Forces and other beneficiaries of 2015 Hajj seats allocation against racketeering which has become a common complaint in recent years.
When Crescent, Cross united to salvage Nigeria
EVENTS of March 28 as well as April 11, 2015 marked another milestone in our country’s march towards good governance. Nigerians trooped out in their multitude to elect those the “law” refers to as President, Governors, Senators and Members of House of Representatives and Members of House of Assembly.
Fulfill your electoral promises to Nigerians, Muslim groups urge Buhari
A cross section of Muslim groups in Nigeria have admonished the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill all his electoral promises to Nigerians in line with the Islamic injunctions as enshrined in the Holy Qur’an.
UNIFEMGA… celebrating commitment to better Nigeria
LAST Sunday in Lagos, the Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates’ Association (UNIFEMGA) held its flagship programme – public lecture/luncheon – featuring Prof. Is-haq Oloyede as guest speaker. The former Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin spoke on Cultural Pluralism as Challenge to the Effectiveness of University Education in Fostering the Culture of Dialogue and Understanding. The…
Why integrity, diligence, performance should define tomorrow’s voting
“Any man whom Allah has given the authority of ruling some people and he does not look after them in an honest manner, will never feel even the smell of Paradise.” - Prophet Muhammad
Ansar-Ud-Deen gets nod for Summit University
The quest for qualitative education by Islamic organisations may have received a boost, as the Federal Government recently approved the Summit University Offa, Kwara State, owned by Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria. The institution was among the nine new private universities approved by the Federal Executive Council recently.
Death of truth … Naira devaluation as metaphor
BUT our knowledge of what is the truth and our preparedness to do and say it does not often mean we shall always find ourselves among lovers of truth. Perhaps this explains why those who say the true often become villains while those who stand beside and behind falsehood are treated as heroes and heroines.