Denying El-Zakzaky, wife freedom 4 years after, Buhari’s worst violation – IMN

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has condemned federal government’s failure to release its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat four years after both were granted freedom by a Federal High Court in Abuja. IMN in a press statement signed by Chairman of its Resource Forum, Prof. Abdullahi Danladi, Saturday, noted that federal government’s inability…

The farewell Hajj: Discussing human rights I

On his last (farewell) Hajj, a year before his death, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam delivered a beautiful, poignant Khutbah (sermon). The principles and ideals mentioned in the Khutbah were not empty slogans but the same principles that he had propagated from the dawn of Islam, when he was vulnerable, oppressed and with few…

Kukah’s Christmas homily irresponsible, poisoned arrow against Islam, Muslims – JNI

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has described the 2020 Christmas homily of Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, as irresponsible, condemnable, inciting and a poisoned arrow targeted at Islam and Nigerian Muslims.  JNI, in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Dr Khalid Abubakar Aliyu, on Wednesday said that the homily, rather than…

Crossover: National Inter-Faith organisation declares 21 days prayers for Nigeria

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace (NIFROP) has declared 21-day intercessory prayers for Nigeria to usher in the new year.  The inter-faith group, in a statement signed by its grand patron, Archbishop Julius Ediwe, Thursday, said the spiritual exercise is themed, ” 2021: Our Year of Overcoming Agents of Destabilization, Coup Plotters and Blood Sucking…

State of the nation: Vilifying Kukah for speaking truth to power wrong – Muslim Professionals

A coalition of Nigerian Muslim professionals has condemned attacks trailing Bishop Matthew Kukah following his Christmas Day Message, where he allegedly berated the state of the nation, warning that unless leaders sit up, Nigeria was heading towards a failed state. The revered Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Archdiocese was also quoted as accusing President Muhammadu Buhari…

Christmas: Northern Christians wash hands off Kukah’s statements on Buhari’s administration

The Northern Christians Forum of Nigeria (NCFN) has distanced itself from statements credited to Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.  The group, in a statement signed by its President, Rev. Dr. Josiah Nabut, on Sunday in Barnawa, Kaduna state warned Kukah to avoid using the pulpit for political…

Copycats: Can a Muslim partake in celebrating Christmas?

Q. Is the imitation of non-Muslims categorically prohibited in Islam? If so, wouldnt that make the wearing of suites, trousers, shirts and ties impermissible? And given the current political climate, can or should Muslims partake in their religious festivities and celebrations?A. The basis for such a viewpoint is taken from the Prophets statement: Whoever imitates a people is from…

Sokoto commissioners head Qur’anic schools’ old boys’ associations

Sokoto state government has inaugurated old boys associations for Qur’anic schools across the state, with serving commissioners as heads in their various alma mater. A statement from Government House Sokoto Sunday listed the commissioners to  include  that of  basic and secondary education; Alhaji Bello Abubakar Guiwa who is the chairman, Ma’ahad Malam Faruku Quar’anic School Old…