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From Enemies to Friends: Imam, Pastor Unite to Spread Peace Worldwide

Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Christian Pastor James Wuye have travelled to more than 60 countries to teach people about learning to love your enemy. 25 Years ago, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye never imagined they could be friends, hugging, smiling and laughing together, Stuff reported Tuesday. Wuye said he “hated Muslims with a …

Muslim PhD Student Emerges 3rd in Int’l Academic Competition

Muslim PhD Student Emerges 3rd in Int’l Academic Competition

A Nigerian hijabi Muslim Ph.D. student has emerged third in an international academic competition, winning recognition for breaking a major ground in the medical field, Legit reported. Misitura Lawal-Arowona, a Nigerian Ph.D. student in the department of chemistry, University of Ilorin, was participating alongside 21 other academics in an international conclave event in Chennai, India. …

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US Award for Nigerian Imam Who Saved 300 Christians

The US has conferred the 1st ‘International Religious Freedom Award’ on an 84-year-old Nigerian imam who selflessly risked his own life to shelter and protect Christians during June 2018 attacksin Nghar Yelwa village, central Nigeria. “Imam Abubakar Abdullahi selflessly risked his own life to save members of another religious community, who would have likely been …

Ahmed Musa: Nigerian Super Eagles Star and Philanthropist - About Islam

Ahmed Musa: Nigerian Super Eagles Star and Philanthropist

Leading the Super Eagles in their quest for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria’s forward Ahmed Musa has been an inspiration to many young Muslims with his charity works and projects launched to help his people. Musa, who currently plays for the national team and the Saudi club “Al-Nassr”, is one of the most …

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 Abdullahiwas awarded the Sun Hero of the Year Award for his courage in saving Christian villagers from being lynchedby bandits in Plateau. The imam also received …

Muslims Mourn British Convert Influencer Aisha Lemu - About Islam

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 …

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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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 …



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