Why Muslims should care for animals
Allah, the Creator of human beings and animals, has made animals subservient to us. We depend on animals for the food we eat and the milk we drink. We bring animals into our homes for love and companionship. We survive critical illness and live longer because of biomedical research on animals. We benefit from specially…
Islamic world at crossroads 1437 years after Hijrah (2)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful ...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) The Hijra, while referencing motifs of forsaking and repossessing, amplifies the secret codes…
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.
MURIC raises concern over safety of IDPs
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has raised the alarm on the frightening situation in Kuka Reta Internally Displaced P1sersons (IDP) camp in view of the dangers inherent in the exposure of IDPs to apparent inhuman conditions.
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.
My award as Distinguished Imam is miraculous, says Sheikh Jibreel
Sheikh Moshood Ramadan Jibreel was recently given an honorary award as Distinguished Imam (leader) of Islam in Africa during the just-concluded Hajj 2015 in Makkah, 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.
Muslim groups demand holiday for Islamic New Year
FOR the umpteenth time, some Islamic groups have called on the Federal and State Governments to declare Muharram 1, the first day of the Islamic Hijrah year, as a public holiday.
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…