Columns

9/11 and the Misconception of the Religion of Peace, By Hannatu Musawa

I believe that the world should always remember the 9/11 crisis and the tragedies and wars that fell in its aftermath and that memory should serve as a lesson for the innocence that the world lost on that day. On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 when four passenger jets were hijacked…
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Opinion

Harnessing Spirituality As Capital For Nigeria’s Redemption, By Tunji Olaopa

Spiritual capital defines the entire body of spiritual insights, paradigms, axioms and dialogues that enable people with different and even seemingly incompatible faiths and religions to work together for a greater purpose. Modeling a development agenda founded on spiritual capital must begin from Nigeria’s understanding of its secular foundation and…
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Opinion

Appeal To Umrah Addicts: Re-channeling Resources As An Act of Worship, By Umar Yakubu

My appeal to Umrah addicts is to channel those funds being dissipated on pilgrimages towards the advancement of their societies, even if only for the next few years. There is a lot of development to be carried out. The current security challenges all over Nigeria are mainly an economic problem.…
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Columns

How Islam Solved Marital Problems, By Murtadha Gusau

Monday, November 27, 2017 In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Brothers and sisters! Marriages usually start off so nicely and happily. Everyone cooperates - the couple, their parents, other relatives, friends and associates. Things usually run smoothly. But somewhere along the way, marital disputes pop…
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Opinion

World Food Day and the Significance of Feeding the Hungry In Islam, By Murtadha Gusau

On any given day, a staggering 870 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat, and the religion of Islam works to combat that staggering statistic. Feeding the hungry and helping the poor is an integral part of the Islamic faith - and every year, its followers are…
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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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