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Lailatul Qadr and the Last Ten Nights of Ramadan, By Murtadha Gusau

Dear brothers and sisters! Allah showers His mercy upon the Muslims especially during these last 10 nights. In them, Du'a is answered particularly quickly, and especially after one finishes a complete reading (khatm) of the Qur’ Also, Allah forgives many, many people and frees them from the Hellfire – so…
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Ramadan 1440 AH/2019: The Importance Of Performing Umrah In Ramadan, By Murtadha Gusau

The Umrah that is performed in Ramadan has a special merit over that which is performed in any other month. There are narrations encouraging Muslims to perform it in this month (Ramadan), showing its merit and reward and clarifying that it incurs a reward equal to that of performing Hajj.…
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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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Seeking Assistance from Non-Muslims Not Tantamount to Agreeing With their Beliefs, By Murtadha Gusau

Servants of Allah!.. Leaning on such assistance is not considered supporting a non-Muslim against a Muslim, but rather it is supporting Islam, establishing the religion, and eradicating corruption from the earth. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Bestower of Mercy Verily, all good praises are for Allah,…
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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

Remember the Month of Forgiveness (Ramadan) Has Arrived, By Murthada Gusau

Assalamu Alaikum Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim From Abu Hurairah (RA) who said: The Messenger of Allah (Pbuh) used to give good news to his Companions and to his followers with the arrival of Ramadan, and he would say: "Indeed the month of Ramadan has arrived, a blessed month. Allah has prescribed…
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A Short Reminder About the Holy Month, By Imam Murtada Gusau

First Khutbah: In the name of Allah, the Extremely 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 the evil within ourselves and from our wrongdoings. He whom Allah guides, no…
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