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Muslim Imam Named Hero of the Year by Nigerian Newspaper

SUN Awards: Muslim Imam Named Hero of the Year

A Nigerian Muslim imam has been honored by The Sun newspaper, Nigeria, for saving hundreds of Christians during an attack in the central Plateau State last year. Imam Abubakar Abdullahi was awarded the Sun Hero of the Year Award for his courage in saving Christian villagers from being lynched  by bandits in Plateau. The imam also received …

Muslims Mourn British Convert Influencer Aisha Lemu

LONDON – The month of January 2019 started with a great loss for the Muslim community with the death of the British Muslim convert Aisha Lemu, the founder of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), The Telegraph reported. “I have lost my second mother. We belong to God and to Him is …

Hijab Ban

Nigerian Parents Sue School Over Hijab Ban

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslim parents sued a school in Ibadan, Nigeria after the administration barred 11 Muslim girls from wearing hijab in classrooms. Muslim News reported on December 3. The ISI Muslim Parents Forum asked the court to declare the action of the school “a violation of the students’ rights to freedom of thought, conscience and …

Lagos Approves Hijab in Public Schools

LAGOS – A government circular in Nigeria’s southwest Lagos state has allowed Muslim girls to wear hijab as part of their school uniform, after months of debating the issue. The circular called on school administrators and teachers to allow Muslim girls to wear the religious head cover as long as it is “short, smart, neat …

School Hijab Ban Threatens Harmony: Islamic Body

LAGOS, Nigeria – A leading Nigerian Islamic body has warned against the continuous harassment of Muslim girls who choose to wear  hijab in school, describing this as endangering religious harmony in the West-African country. “Lagos has a moral duty to protect the Muslim girl child. It is the only path towards peaceful coexistence,” Prof. Ishaq …

Nigerian Pilgrim Hailed for Returning N400,000 to Owner

JEDDAH – A Nigerian pilgrim has been praised as a role model for honesty after he returned the amount equivalent to N400,000 (about $1100) to Saudi owner; he found the sum in a toilet in Makkah. The pilgrim, Musa Edostu, is from Niger State, Naija.com reported. Nigerian newspaper, The Punch, reported that Edostu returned the …

Nigerians Depart For Hajj 2018

Here are the first wave of Nigerians going to perform Hajj 2018 at the end of July. May we all join them one day to make this once in a lifetime journey!

Chinese Man Converts to Islam to Marry Nigerian Woman

LAGOS – Photos showing a Chinese man celebrating his wedding to a Nigerian woman came online, telling a story of love overcoming distances and differences. According to Naija.com, the man, whose name was not identified by the paper, traveled thousands of miles to marry the Muslim girl. As he was not a Muslim, the man …

Imam Who Sheltered 300 Christians Invited for Presidential Honor

LAGOS – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has invited 83-year-old brave Muslim imam for a handshake and a national honor to commend his role in sheltering and protecting Christians during attacks on June 23  in Nghar Yelwa village, central Nigeria. The decision was taken after reports revealed how imam Abdullahi Abubakar saved about 300 persons when …

Nigeria's Bayero University Graduates 200 Quran Memorizers

KANO – 200 Qur’an memorizers have graduated in a ceremony at the Centre for Qur’anic Studies of Bayero University Kano (BUK) in Nigeria on Saturday, after completing the memorization of the entire holy Qur’an. “With the certificate given to them, they can teach the Qur’an even in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries or nations,” …



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