A three-year-old girl is amazing Nigeria after memorizing the whole Qur’an, becoming one of the youngest Muslims in the world to learn the Noble Book by heart.
Jolting millions of her fans, Nigerian screen diva Lizzy Anjorin has officially embraced Islam, a religion had always been her favorite from childhood but which she could not practice in deference to her father who was a Christian.
The conversion of a pastor’s daughter in Nigeria’s mainly Christian South-eastern region has ignited a row between Nigeria’s umbrella Christian and Muslim groups, raising questions about freedom of religion in the volatile tribal region.
Scores of Muslim youth have volunteered on Christmas night to protect Christians in Nigeria’s north-western state of Kaduna during the late night mass, an effort appreciated by the church pastors.
Changing his popular church to a mosque, a Nigerian pastor has embraced Islam and took Shahadah, attributing his reversion to a divine encounter he had with a strange man in white in his dreams.
A special event held by an Islamic organization in Akure city in south-western Nigeria has turned out successful after ten attendants reverted to Islam, making Shahada (declaration of faith) among joyous Muslims.
Pakistani young rights activist Malala Yousafzai has advised Nigeria’s Boko Haram to “go and learn Islam”, saying the dreaded extremist outfit is “misusing the name of the religion” by kidnapping over 200 schoolgirls.
Boko Haram, a radical Islamist group in Nigeria, was founded in 2002 in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, by self-proclaimed religious teacher Mohammed Yusuf, who is thought to be in his mid-30s and has considerable private wealth.