Hijrah 1441 AH: Osun declares Friday public holiday
The Osun Government on Thursday declared Friday, Aug. 30, as a public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year, Hijra 1441 AH. The state government made the announcement in Osogbo in a statement signed by Mr. Adebisi Obawale, a Supervisor in the state Ministry of Home Affairs.
Governors seek prayers, peace, security, tolerance for nation’s development
State governors from across the country have sought prayers, peace, security, ethnoreligious harmony and tolerance as against confrontation to achieve national coherence and development. They stated this yesterday at this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebrations being marked by Muslims across the country.
Eid-el-Kabir: The classical lessons
It is that time of the year again when Muslims across the world celebrate the holiest festival in their calendar, known as Eid-el-Kabir. The festival honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Isma’il as an act of submission to God’s command, before God stopped him in his tracks, informing him that his sacrifice had already been accepted.
CAN demands deeper reflection on nation’s woes, confidence in others
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Muslims and other Nigerians to use the Ed-el-Kabir celebrations to have a deeper reflection on the challenges facing the country.
Eid al-Adha: 4 Facts You Should Know
Today, nearly 1.8 billion Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Adha is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr) and considered the holier of the two. Eid Al Adha is a day to remember the spirit of sacrifice. It teaches us the importance…
When Muslims should solidify relationship with other faiths
Muslims across the world have been enjoined to solidify their relationship with all mankind, irrespective of religious differences. The Chief Missioner of Nasru Llahi-l-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Imam Abdul-Azeez Morufu Onike re-echoes this at the inauguration ceremony of the Toronto, Canada Branch of the Society.
Christianity in Nigeria: Irrelevance looms
Christianity in Nigeria, on the evidence of filled church pews and mega-crusades, each heaving with millions of worshippers at any given time...
Malta Guinness visits Muslims in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi
Malta Guinness Nigeria recently visited Muslims in the cities of Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, and Bauchi to share the goodness and vitality of the non-alcoholic Malt drink, as part of its mission to fuel the greatness of every Nigerian, irrespective of location and occupation. The Malta Guinness team visited three mosques in Abuja, Kaduna and Bauchi.…
IGP orders security at praying grounds for Eid-el-Fitri
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered watertight security at all praying grounds across the country as Muslims prepare for the Eid-el-Fitri celebration to mark the end of Ramadan. In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, the IGP assured Nigerians of adequate security before, during and after…
Imbibe spirit of charity, Makinde advises
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised Muslims to imbibe the spirit of sharing love. This is contained in a statement signed by his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, yesterday, to commemorate the Eid el-Fitr. The federal government had announced June 4 and 5 as public holidays to enable Muslims celebrate after the…
NASFAT tells Muslims to live with Ramadan virtues
Kaduna State branch of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT) has urged Muslim faithful to remain steadfast and continue with the virtues they have imbibed during the holy month of Ramadan. According to the chairman, Muhydeen Yusuf, Islam does not only encourage doing good during the month of Ramadan alone, it also encourages us to accept with cordiality…