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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 …

Igbo Muslims Spread Islam in Southeast Nigeria

EBONYI – Igbo Muslims in Nigeria’s mainly Christian southeast region want to spread Islam in their areas, thus requesting for Islamic schools and mosques to help them practice their faith. The announcement was made by the chairman of the Ebonyi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Abas Egwu, who said that Igbo Muslims are working …

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 …

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 …

Non-Muslim Official in Nigeria Encourages Polygyny

IMO STATE, Nigeria – A non-Muslim governmental official in the Southeast Nigerian state of Imo has appealed to men to marry two or more wives to reduce prostitution. “I am not forcing you, but just encouraging you to marry two or more wives to reduce on women staying without husbands,” said Imo state Commissioner for …

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Eternal Fate of Non-Muslims Living Among Muslims

Short Answer: Allah is the most merciful and the most just. He decides, and He alone, who will enter Paradise, but He will only hold people accountable who have received the message of Islam. By that logic, someone living among Muslims would have had a very easy path to learn about Islam, and they could have accepted …



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