Opinion

Yerushaliyim (Jerusalem): Eternal City, Hotbed of Endless Conflict, By Afeso Albert Akanbi

It is time to set aside the almost non-existent differences, find a common ground and live together. That tiny piece of land should cease to be reason for all the strife and bloodshed, and neither side should be denied access to their holy sites. “He came closer to the city,…
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Columns

Attack On Islam and Muslims and the Proper Way to Tame It, By Murtadha Gusau

In sum, the proper response to attacks on Islam and Muslims must start with the intention to benefit those who have lost their way. Many attacks on Islam are based upon misinformation, ignorance or confusion, and patient and kindness from knowledgeable Muslims can go a long way in correcting these…
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Opinion

Oh Allah Allow Us To Meet Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Decree and Power), By Murtadha Gusau

Thus, we must strive hard in worship, prayer, recitation of the Quran, and remembrance of Allah during the last ten nights of Ramadan. We should say the special supplication for forgiveness taught by the Prophet. We should encourage our families and all the Muslims to take part in this effort…
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Opinion

Al-I’Tikaf (Seclusion In the Mosque) In Brief, By Murtadha Gusau

Itikaf is a Sunnah (voluntary recommended act). It is allowed in any Mosque that has congregational prayers. There is an opinion that says I'tikaf is only to be done in three Mosques (Makkah, Madinah and Jerusalem). But it's not the majority opinion. Tuesday, Ramadan 18, 1438 AH (June 13, 2017)…
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Opinion

OUT OF THE BOX: Boko Halal: Education Is Not Western But Universal, By Majeed Dahiru

Clearly, the brand of Islam practiced in northern Nigeria that holds back universal education because it is perceived as Western has no parallel in Islamic history. Boko Haram is not only un-Islamic but also a Muslim belief peculiar to Northern Nigeria. By embracing education, Northern Nigerian Muslims are not accepting…
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Opinion

Boko Haram, Islam and the Muslim, By Olusola Sanni

Islamic theologians and preachers must spread the message of peace as taught by Prophet Muhammed. They should disabuse the notion that Islam is a religion that was established through warfare or Jihad! No religion the world over had ever been established through violence. Swords and gunpowder have never conquered e…
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Guest Columns

Unravelling Boko Haram and Rebuilding North-East Nigeria, By Yemi Osinbajo

What the stories of the Chibok girls and that of the converted suicide bomber point to is the certain defeat of Boko Haram insurgency and the waning resonance of its underpinning ideology. While we had to put troops on the ground to liberate occupied territories and free captive people in…
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Columns

Is there Any Clash Between Islam and Culture, By Murtada Gusau

Although some aspects of culture can be positive, and some can be neutral, there are other aspects of culture that are bad, unjust and downright evil. Sadly, many children grow up developing a strong resentment towards Islam, because their parents impose intolerable burdens on them - cultural burdens - in…
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