Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Islam"

    Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Muhammad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says everything is not right in Nigeria.He said this when he received the Catholic bishops of Nigeria at his palace in Sokoto on Friday.He said the country is saddled with problems, hence, the need for religious leaders to unite and ensure a peaceful environment."Politics is a choice, like religion, therefore, let’s not fight each other [...]

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    We can’t protect our religion by killing people, says Sultan

We can’t protect our religion by killing people, says Sultan

Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says Islam cannot be protected when its followers kill people.The sultan said this while speaking at the first general assembly of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum For Peace (IDFP) which held in Abuja, on Thursday.He lamented that Islam had been dragged into the mud "as people who do not know the truth believe assertions on social [...]

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    How can a Christianised Nigeria be Islamised?

How can a Christianised Nigeria be Islamised?

I have been cogitating on the persistent kvetching of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that the Buhari government is Islamising the country.I have laboured to find a remote or even an obtrusive reason for CAN’s shrieks, which by the way,  have become deafening. I must say, honestly, I have not seen any reason to align myself with the association [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m a Christian and practising Muslim — we serve one God, says Ooni

EXTRA: I’m a Christian and practising Muslim — we serve one God, says Ooni

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, says he is a Christian, a practising Muslim, and a traditionalist -- serving one God.Speaking to Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, the monarch said he was born a Christian, but has seen the light that all religions serve one God."I am not a Christian alone, I can be called a Muslim too; I [...]

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    Sultan: Almajiri system not Islamic… it represents poverty

Sultan: Almajiri system not Islamic… it represents poverty

Sa'ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, says the Almajiri system largely practised in northern Nigeria is not Islamic as it represents hunger and poverty.The Almajiri system has children sent to distant places by their parents to learn the Qur'an but many of them end up as beggars.Speaking at a pre-Ramadan meeting on Sunday in Kaduna, the sultan said Islam frowns at [...]

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    Yari: A cleric prophesied that Sanusi’s hypocrisy would bring doom to Nigeria

Yari: A cleric prophesied that Sanusi’s hypocrisy would bring doom to Nigeria

Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor, says Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has been foretold to be an enemy of Islam.He said this in a statement issued by Ibrahim Dosara, his special adviser on public enlightenment and communication, on Saturday.At a summit in Kaduna on April 5, Sanusi flayed the governor for attributing the outbreak of meningitis in his state [...]

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    Sanusi: Zamfara started Sharia in Nigeria, today it has the highest poverty rate

Sanusi: Zamfara started Sharia in Nigeria, today it has the highest poverty rate

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says Zamfara state started the implementation of Sharia law in Nigeria, but currently, it has the highest poverty rate in the country.Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Marrakesh, Morocco on Saturday, Sanusi said many of those who seize religion as tool of getting power, are not necessarily better than the rest of the [...]

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    Muslim refugees converting to Christianity ‘to remain safe’

Muslim refugees converting to Christianity ‘to remain safe’

Many Syrian refugees are converting from Islam to Christianity in order to find safety in Lebanon.According  to UK Telegraph, the refugees revealed that they decided to convert to benefit from the generous aid distributed by Christian charities and to help their asylum applications to Europe, the United States, Canada and elsewhere.Ibrahim Ali, one of such converts, said people like him [...]

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    Understanding the Hizmet Movement in Nigeria

Understanding the Hizmet Movement in Nigeria

BY JOSHUA OCHEJA‎This topic is probably one of my best in recent times because it is as a result of real life encounters. And somewhat a response to a certain Huseyin Oztunc, who has been spreading outright falsehood on the Hizmet movement in Nigeria.For starters, Mr. Huseyin Oztunc is not a Nigerian, and his recent outburst is an affront [...]

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    Sultan: It’s impossible to Islamise Nigeria

Sultan: It’s impossible to Islamise Nigeria

Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the sultan of Sokoto, has said it's virtually impossible to Islamise Nigeria.The Muslim cleric said God — creator of all things — would have bequeathed to human beings only one religion if that was his intention for the world.The sultan therefore insisted that the alleged plans to turn Nigeria into an Islamic state is farfetched.He commented on the issue [...]

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    Sultan to Muslims: Whoever wants to fight you, don’t fight him

Sultan to Muslims: Whoever wants to fight you, don’t fight him

Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, on Friday advised Muslims against fighting even when they are provoked.Abubakar, who is president-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, warned Muslim clerics against preaching about hate and also urged them to "not force anybody to join Islam".Speaking in Ilorin, Kwara state, during a conference organised by Da’wah Co-ordination Council of Nigeria, [...]

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    Gambia relaxes law compelling women to cover their hair

Gambia relaxes law compelling women to cover their hair

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has upturned the decree which ordered female government employees to cover their hair at work.In a statement issued by the president’s office on Thursday, Jammeh explained that the ban, which was imposed on January 4, was lifted because it made women "unhappy"."Women are (Mr Jammeh's) best friends, they are his sisters and he is here [...]

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    A Muslim should not be US president, says Ben Carson

A Muslim should not be US president, says Ben Carson

World class neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, says he would not advocate that America be led by a Muslim.In an interview with NBC TV on Sunday, Carson said Islam is inconsistent with the constitution of the United States of America.When asked if the faith of the US president should matter, he said it depends on what the faith [...]

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    Court frees Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Court frees Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman from an Islamic background who was sentenced to death for marrying a Christian, has had her death sentence upturned.Speaking with BBC, Meriam's lawyer said she had already been released from jail.The death-by-hanging conviction of the 27-year-old in May for apostasy — abandoning her father’s religion and refusing to renounce Christianity at the expiration of a deadline — sparked global condemnation that soon [...]

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    Exclusive: Tension at confab as CAN demands Nigeria’s withdrawal from OIC

Exclusive: Tension at confab as CAN demands Nigeria’s withdrawal from OIC

A delicate subplot at the National Conference has reopened the wounds in Nigeria's religious balance.The cold war between Christians and Muslims further deepened following the submission of "toxic memos" to the National Conference by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).The memos were said to be "too hot" for the leadership of [...]

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