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Presidential Support for Veiled Lawyer Called to Nigerian Bar

Praises Pouring In for Muslim Veiled Lawyer Called to Bar

ABUJA – Acknowledging her strong determination, praises have started pouring in for the Nigerian veiled Muslim lawyer, Amasa Firdaus, for her successful call to bar after she had challenged the restriction on hijab during call-to-bar ceremony, Daily Post reported on July 10. In addition to many Muslims who have voiced out their admiration of Firdaus for …

Nigerian Imam Shelters Hundreds of Christians in Mosque

Imam Shelters Hundreds of Christians in Mosque

NGHAR YELWA – A religious, kind-hearted and brave Muslim Nigerian cleric saved 262 Christians from attacks on June 23 in Nghar Yelwa village, central Nigeria, BBC reported July 1. This was the latest wave of violence to hit Nigeria’s central region where Christian farming communities and Muslim cattle herders often clash – usually over access …

Hijab OK’d for Muslim Barred from Call to Bar

Hijab OK’d for Muslim Barred from Call to Bar

LAGOS – A female law student barred from Nigeria’s call to bar in 2017 for wearing the Muslim head covering has been asked to attend the 2018 ceremony. Anadolu Agency reported on June 21. Firdaus Amasa was denied access to the call to bar ceremony in Abuja, the capital city of the Muslim West African …

7 Muslim Countries to Watch in World Cup

MOSCOW – No Muslim country has ever won the football’s most prestigious competition, the FIFA World Cup. However, the best achievement for the Muslim World in the championship was Turkey’s historic qualification to semifinal and grabbing 3rd position in 2002, as well as Senegal’s qualification to the quarterfinals in the same tournament. In this 2018 …

Nigerian Jersey Most Anticipated World Cup Kit

With the whole world getting ready for this year world cup tournament in Russia, AboutIslam would be providing you with regular updates on the Muslim countries participating in the world soccer gala. LAGOS – The queues snaked down Nike outlets in Beaverton, the US, and Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Friday, June 1st, as Nigeria fans …

From Emmanuel to Mustapha: This Nigerian Man Reverts to Islam

IMO, Nigeria – An Igno man from Nigeria’s Southeast state of Imo converted to Islam on Saturday, May 19, after a ceremony held in the city’s Islamic center. Accepting Islam in Imo’s state central mosque Owerri, the new convert, identified as Emmanuel Acholonu, now goes as Muhammad Mustapha Acholonu, Nigerian Bulletin reported. Nigeria, one of …

Nigerian State Approves Funding for Free Ramadan Iftars

YOBE – A local governor of Nigeria’s northeast state of Yobe has approved millions of N63.5 million [around $177,000] to feed the less-privileged during the holy month of Ramadan. The development was made public in a statement released by the governor’s director general of press affairs, Abdullahi Bego, PM News reported. “N15 million will be …

Could Lassa Fever Threaten Nigeria’s Hajj?

LAGOS – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has dismissed earlier reports that Saudi government would be banning Nigerians from this year’s hajj after the spread of Lassa fever in 18 states. “The attention of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has been drawn to the publication on some social media platforms and some online …

Nigeria Commemorates Renowned Muslim Scholar’s Centenary

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have launched on Monday weeklong activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of Africa’s most celebrated Muslim thinkers, Sheikh Adam Abdullahi al-Ilory. “It was no coincidence that Sheikh el-Ilory came almost exactly 100 years after the departure of Sheikh Uthman Bin Fodio. The two of them shared a lot of …

20-Year-Old Wins Nigeria’s Qur’an Recitation Competition

KATSINA STATE – A 20-year-old Nigerian Muslim has emerged the overall winner of the 32nd Qur’anic Recitation Competition held in Katsina, north-west Nigeria, as Nigerian President urged understanding of the Holy Qur’an for peaceful coexistence. “All the Books of Almighty Allah teaches us the same thing, that is how to live in peace with one …



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