100 World’s Most Influential People: MOHAMMED SALAH

The Egyptian born Muslim superstar and Liverpool’s star player Mohamed Salah popularly called Mo Salah has been named one of wold’s most influential people by the Times magazine. This news was reported by BBC, SMo Salah, in his interview said: “People always have big expectations from you…You see the kids, they’re wearing your shirt and they say they wish they could be like you one day.” He further added: “So they put you under pressure a bit, but that is something that makes you proud about what you have reached…

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Muslim Woman Woke up from 27 Years Coma

Allah(swt) says in the noble Qur’an (Surah Yusuf: 12:87) “..Never give up hope of Allah’s soothing mercy: Truly, no one gives up hope of Allah’s soothing mercy, except those who have no faith” This is in fact faith and trust Allah Himself has bestowed on Omar Webair, then aged 4 years old, when that terrible motor accident happened.  It was in 1991, sister Munirah Abdullah then aged 32, picked up her young son from school hoping to drive back home to prepare a dinar for the family. The car they…

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Two Muslim women expected contest for the Congress in midterms

In what is seen as historic and heroic: Two Muslim women are in the race to be elected to Congress in the US midterm election next week Ilhan Omar, who migrated to the US as a Somali refugee, is favored to win a seat in the US House of Representatives in a densely-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she is the party’s nominee. Rashida Tlaib, a social worker born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents, is certain to be elected to the House in a district where…

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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, who is a confidante of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. “We are not going to tolerate this,” tweeted Al Sheikh. The minister was protesting the contents of a promotional video, which has emerged online of a woman…

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THE CAN OF WORMS

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 Nigerian was wandering why the unnecessary killings going on in some states of the federal Republic of Nigeria, why is president Muhammadu Buhari silent despite the most outrageous and barbaric mowing down of innocent people,…

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The Bravery of Sister Firdaus

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 the Nigerian Law School of lawlessness and Islamophobia. The group threatened nationwide protest and a fierce legal action should the law school fail to rescind its decision not to call the affected graduate, Firdaus Amosa,…

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JANET JACKSON Embrace Islam

Janet Jackson in Hijab with her husband Wissam Al Mana in London Rumor had it that the popular American musician and Grammy award winner, also one of the two sisters of the late Michael Jackson has embraced Islam. Janet is one of the only two sisters and the youngest of the Jackson sisters and a junior to Michael and Latoya. Despite her very successful music career, Janet who has never married before has been one of the most active pop singers of our time. But when she finally decided to settle down…

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Senior EU lawyer backs wearing of hijab

Senior EU lawyer backs French woman sacked for wearing hijab Asma Bougnaoui, who lost her job at an IT consultancy, should have been allowed to wear headscarf, says advocate at European court of justice. A French woman at a protest against the banning of headscarves in state schools.  A French design engineer who was dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf should have been allowed to cover her head at work, a senior EU lawyer has said. In an influential preliminary opinion, an advocate general at the European court of justice…

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LAGOS COURT LIFT HIJAB BAN

An appeals court in Nigeria has ruled against a ban on Nigerian Muslim girls to wear the headscarf to schools in the southwestern state of Lagos. Jubilation as Court of Appeal grants right to wear Hijab in Lagos‎. The appeals court in Lagos overturned an earlier ruling in 2013 that had banned the right to hijab in government schools in the state. There was wild jubilation at the premises of the Court of Appeal in Lagos State when the right to wear Hijab (Islamic headscarf) in public Primary and Secondary schools…

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SHAKE TEACHER’S HAND OR PAY $5000 FINE

Shake your teacher’s hand or pay $5000 fine: Switzerland Regional authorities in Switzerland have ruled that if Muslim students refuse to shake their teacher’s hand at the beginning and end of lessons, their parents will face fines of up to 5,000 Swiss francs (around $5,000). The new ruling overturned a controversial decision by a school in northern Therwil municipality, in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country, to grant exemptions from handshakes to two teenage brothers who were unwilling to touch a member of the opposite sex. The…

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