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THE CAN OF WARMS

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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 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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THE FIFTH CALIPH

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THE 5t KHILAFAH   The great warrior and companion Hazrat Hamza (Ra) was an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh). His conversion to Islam was a sudden incident. After being bestowed with Prophethood, the Prophet Muhammad(pbuh) started preaching Islam publicly. For this reason the infidels started opposition and oppression. In the meantime one day the Prophet…

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ThE FOURTH CALIPH

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THE 4th KHALIFAH   “You [Ali] are my brother in this world and the next.” (Hadith)   Ali’s Election After Uthman’s martyrdom, the office of the caliphate remained unfilled for two or three days. Many people insisted that Ali should take up the office, but he was embarrassed by the fact that the people who…

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