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Women-only gym closed amid reform postures in Saudi Arabia

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Women-only gym closed amid reform postures in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia closes women-only gym amid reform postures Sun Apr 29, 2018 07:45AM Saudi Sports Minister Turki Al Sheikh Saudi Arabia’s powerful sports minister has closed down a women-only gym in the capital Riyadh, blaming it for breaking the kingdom’s “moral” laws.  The gym was closed on Friday on the orders of Turki Al Sheikh,…

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THE CAN OF WORMS

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ARE WE INTENTIONALLY OPENING A “CAN” OF WORM? Last night on TvC Nigeria news, my heart was pounding and different thoughts went through my head in a lightening speed, just as one would have imagined experiencing while standing close to the platform at the trains station and watching a high-speed train whistling past. Every one…

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The Bravery of Sister Firdaus

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HIJAB SAGA AT THE CALL TO BAR: The umbrella body of Nigerian Muslims, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), has responded to the current hijab controversy rocking the Nigerian Law School. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday morning, the Deputy Secretary General of the organisation, Salisu Shehu, a professor, accused…

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The Nobel Quran (Part 2)

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The Nobel Quran (Part 2)

SIGNS OF GOD The verses of this “Perspicuous Book,” the Holy Qur’an are evidently self-explanatory. Students of the Qur’an saw the unmistakable Finger of God in every discovery that man made. These were the “Signs,” the “Miracles” from his Beneficent Lord and Cherisher so as to remove his doubts and strengthen his faith. What an irony! It is the…

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…the last hour Part 5

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…the last hour Part 5

A Hadîth NARRATED FROM Abû UMAMAH AL-BAHILI Abû Umamah al-Bahili said, “The Prophet – sallallâhu ’alayhi wa sallam – delivered a speech to us, most of which dealt with the Dajjal and warned us against him. He said, ‘No tribulation on earth since the creation of Adam will be worse than the tribulation of the…

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The Disputed Capital – Jerusalem

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IS IT THE WRIGHT MOVE OR THE WRONG?   It came at first as a speculation but the reality became a real tremor, greater than shock to many as the American President Donald Trump came out to address the waiting press who have converged on the American seat of power in Washington on Thursday 8,…

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THE NINTH CALIPH

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THE 9th KHILAFAH   Abdullah ibn Jahsh was a cousin of the Prophet and his sister, Zaynab bint Jahsh, was a wife of the Prophet. He was the first to head a group of Muslims on an expedition and so was the first to be called “Amir al-Mu’mineen”Ñ Commander of the Believers.   Abdullah ibn…

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THE EIGHTH CALIPH

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THE 9th Khilafa   It was the fourth year after the Hijrah. The city of the Prophet was still under threat from within and without. From within. the influential Jewish tribe. the Banu anNadir. broke their agreement with the Prophet and made plans to kill him. For this, they were banished from the city. This…

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THE SEVENTH CALIPH

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THE 7th KHILAFAH   Khalid ibn al-Walid (592–642) also known as SayfAllah al-Maslul (the Drawn Sword of Allah), was a Sahabi, a companion of the prophet Muhammad(pbuh), and one of the greatest military commanders of all time. He is noted for his military tactics and prowess, commanding the forces of Muhammad(pbuh) and those of his…

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THE SIXTH CALIPH

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THE SIXTH KHILAFAH   Sayyidina Hazrat Bilal was an Abyssinian slave belonging to a Jew called Umayya Bin Khalf, who was a bitter enemy of Islam. He embraced Islam in its early days, during times when the non-believers would continuously harass the Muslims and never allow them a moment of peace. Hazrat Bilal’s love for…

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