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7 Muslim Countries to Watch in World Cup - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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? - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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 - About Islam

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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