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Refuting The ISIS Misanthropic Ideology, By 124 Islamic Scholars

More than 120 Muslim leaders and scholars have lashed out at Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS, in an Open State they co-signed refuting the Islamic State caliphate's establishment and practices which they argued are not legitimate in Islam. The letter is a point-by-point criticism of ISIS' actions and ideology based…
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Friday Sermon: Youth, Drug Prohibition and Islam, By Imam Murtada Gusau

First Sermon: In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy Alhamdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from our soul’s evils and our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides, no one…
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It is Time To Arrest and Prosecute T.B. Joshua, By Olufemi Taiwo, Ebenezer Obadare, Akin Adesokan, Wale Adebanwi, Tejumola Olaniyan

It is time the authorities in Nigeria did the right thing and arrest Mr. Temitope Balogun Joshua, the self-styled General Overseer of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN). Here is why: On Friday, September 12, 2014, a guest hostel located within the premises of Mr. Joshua’s sprawling church at…
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Is The South African Media Telling The Truth About T.B. Joshua? By Marelise Van der Merwe

I must confess I don’t often attempt to order my eclectic myriad of ruminations into words, especially on such a sensitive, sorrowful issue. As a patriotic South African, I am still trying to come to terms with the tragic incident that veiled our country in a cloak of sadness this…
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This Africa’s Bleeding Must Stop, By Nachilala Nkombo

Perhaps, the greatest injustice of (Africans’) lives is that we have some of the world’s poorest people living on top of some of the world’s richest natural resources. Historically, this was the norm as slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism and other “isms” aimed at robbing and impoverishing the world’s poorest countries. Today,…
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