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Prophet Muhammad’s ‘Timeless’ Pandemic Advice Goes Viral In 2020
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Prophet Muhammad’s ‘Timeless’ Pandemic Advice Goes Viral In 2020

Advice given more than 1,400 years by Islam's Prophet Muhammad has gone viral in 2020, as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak. A billboard has been erected in Chicago to advise locals on how to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, using age-old advice from Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The advertisement, organised by Gain Peace in the United States, outlines how the Prophet of Islam historically dealt with pandemics during his time, all of which are guidelines set by world health organisations to deal with the current Covid-19 outbreak. "Wash your hands frequently, don't leave infected areas and don’t visit infected areas," the billboard says, advise linked to Islam's final messenger. The guidelines are based on historic hadith, or narration, of the Prophet...
Man To Be Flogged 1000-Times For Masturbating On Image Of Prophet Muhammad
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Man To Be Flogged 1000-Times For Masturbating On Image Of Prophet Muhammad

A 21-year-old Pakistani man identified as Abdullah Al Samir, has been sentenced to 1,000 strokes of flogging after being accused of blasphemy as well as anti-Islamic behavior following an allegation of him, masturbating to an image of Prophet Muhammad. According to reports, the Graphic Design student of Lahore University made erotic drawings of the Prophet Muhammad in diverse sexual positions as well as the Prophet, being sodomized by a camel and having oral sex with himself while Allah is observing the scene and smiling from up high. It is understood that any representation of the Prophet Muhammad in autoerotic, homosexual or bestial situations is clearly deemed as idolatry in Islamic practice, and is considered blasphemous to Allah. Al Samir initially entered an insanity plea, cl...
FG Declares Monday Public Holiday For Maulud Celebration
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FG Declares Monday Public Holiday For Maulud Celebration

The Federal Government has declared Monday as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlud in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public relations of the Ministry of Interior, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Prophet. He said imbibing the Prophet’s virtues of love, courage and perseverance would guarantee peace and security in the country. Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment would soon be over; and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined. He gave t...
6-year-old Boy Beheaded For Practicing Wrong Islam in Saudi
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6-year-old Boy Beheaded For Practicing Wrong Islam in Saudi

A 6-year-old boy identified as Zakariya Bader al-Jabir, was beheaded in front of his screaming mum for practicing wrong Islam in Saudi. It was gathered that shortly after the boy and his mum who visited a shrine of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina were approached and asked if they were Shia Muslims to which they were affirmative to, a car pulled up beside them and snatched the boy away. TMV who shared a footage of the murdered boy’s funeral, said he was killed in broad daylight in the city of Medina last Thursday. The killer repeatedly stabbed Zakariya in the neck with a piece of broken glass until he was beheaded, witness accounts of the gruesome killing said. The Shia group disclosed that while he 6-year-old boy was beheaded for practicing wrong Islam, “there was no interventi...
Saudi Arabia Gives Mohamed Salah Piece Of Holy Land In Mecca For Playing So Well
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Saudi Arabia Gives Mohamed Salah Piece Of Holy Land In Mecca For Playing So Well

Mohamed Salah who continued his stunning form with a brace in Liverpool’s 5-2 victory over Roma on Tuesday, is in line to be rewarded with his own piece of land in the holy city of Mecca. The Egyptian player was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday and the Egyptian is set to receive another prestigious honour. The Liverpool forward beat out Kevin De Bruyne to win the award after a season in which he has contributed 31 goals and 10 assists in the top flight. Fahd Al-Rowky, the vice president of the local municipality in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, says he plans to give the land to the player as a congratulatory gesture for becoming the first Egyptian to win English football’s top individual prize. ‘There are several choices regarding giving this piece of land,’ he said via My Salaam...
Federal University Names Committee To Probe Riot
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Federal University Names Committee To Probe Riot

The Students of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, have called for the speedy reopening of the university which was closed indefinitely following a riot. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the university senate closed the institution indefinitely on Monday following a riot caused by alleged posting of blasphemous statement against the Prophet Muhammad on the WhatsApp group of Chemical Engineering students by a student. A statement signed by the university’s Student Union Government (SUG) president, Haliru Amos, and the Zone C Coordinator of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Usman Umar, condemned the incident and called for tolerance. “We urged the management and relevant stakeholders to, as a matter of urgency, facilitate speedy reop...
Student Killed As Modibbo Adama University Closes Indefinitely
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Student Killed As Modibbo Adama University Closes Indefinitely

Information have it that the authorities of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, MAUTECH, yesterday, shut the institution following two days students unrest which claimed the life of a 200 level male student of Urban and Regional department. Students were given two hours to vacate the campus by the senate after an emergency meeting of the Senate. It was gathered that trouble following alleged blasphemous statement, against Prophet Muhammad posted by a student on WhatsApp. The statement was allegedly posted on the engineering students’ group WhatsApp by a student which allegedly angered some Muslims students to stage a protest that turned violent. Speaking, the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Haruna Lawal, said students were asked to hurriedly leave the school while secur...
The Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar is Dead
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The Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Kabir Umar is Dead

“With a heavy heart, I’m sad to announce the passing on today, of one of our royal fathers, Alhaji Kabir Umar, the Emir of Katagum. “He was upright, just and kept the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). His death is a great loss to not just our state but also Nigeria. “We take succour in the truth that “every soul shall taste death”. We pray that the Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and grant him paradise. Our thoughts and prayers are also with his family.” Alhaji Kabir Umar died on Saturday night after a protracted illness of five years and he is survived by 49 children. The funeral prayer and interment of his remains will hold this morning (Sunday) at his palace in Azare at 11:00 am Governor‎ Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and other prominent government officia...
Pakistan Islamists Call Off Protests After Minister Resigns
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Pakistan Islamists Call Off Protests After Minister Resigns

Pakistani Islamists who clashed with police at the weekend have called off national protests after the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid. Reports from Islamabad and other cities say protesters are starting to leave. They have been blocking a main road in the capital for weeks demanding Mr Hamid be sacked for blasphemy. He apologised for what he called an error. At least six people are believed to have been killed when clashes erupted on Saturday and some 200 were injured. The civilian government is being criticised for backing down in the crisis, which raises new questions about the military’s role in Pakistani politics. “On the assurance of the Chief of Army Staff, we are calling off the sit-in,” protest leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi told several thousand demonstrators ...
Mauritania Strengthens Blasphemy Law After Blogger Case
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Mauritania Strengthens Blasphemy Law After Blogger Case

Mauritania has moved to strengthen a law criminalising apostasy and blasphemy, after a court in the West African nation ordered the release of a local blogger who faced the death penalty for allegedly criticising the Prophet Muhammad. An amendment to Article 306 of the country’s penal code will now see the death penalty applied to “every Muslim, man or woman, who ridicules or insults Allah”, his messenger, his teachings, or any of his prophets, “even if [the accused] repents”, according to state news agency AMI. The change aims to “adapt procedures to new situations that were not previously taken into account” when the law was first passed in 1983, said Justice Minister Brahim Ould Daddah. Officially an “Islamic republic”, Mauritania’s legal system is based on a mix of French civi...
Governor Atiku Bagudu Appeals To IMAN To Rescue Kebbi Over The Lack Of Doctors, Nurses
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Governor Atiku Bagudu Appeals To IMAN To Rescue Kebbi Over The Lack Of Doctors, Nurses

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has urged the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) to come to the rescue over the lack of doctors and nurses in hospitals and health centres across the 21 local governments areas of the state. Governor Bagudu stated this while addressing IMAN members during their annual general meeting held in Birnin-Kebbi at the weekend. The Governor, who sought for the association assistance on doctors, nurses to work in the over 980 health facilities across 225 wards in the state, lamented that Kebbi State lags behind in the provision of adequate health care to its citizens due to lack of health workers in the facilities. “Last but not the least, it is of importance to mobilise Muslims to study medicine and become health professionals. Beca...
16 Die In Niger Boat Accident
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16 Die In Niger Boat Accident

Tragedy struck between Rofia and Mauta in Agwata village in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State in the early hours of Tuesday when 16 people were killed when a boat capsized after hitting a tree inside the River Niger. The boat was carrying about 50 passengers coming from Zamare in Kebbi State when it capsized. It was gathered that 16 dead bodies were recovered while two persons were still missing and the rest were saved alive by some local divers in the area. The Public Relations Officer, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Hussaini Abdullahi, confirmed the incident, adding that the boat hit a tree in the river and broke into two. Abdullahi said that the agency had been in touch with the community to get the accurate number of those involved in the accident. He ...
Eid-El-Kabir: Aregbesola Calls For Prayer, Unity Of Nigeria
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Eid-El-Kabir: Aregbesola Calls For Prayer, Unity Of Nigeria

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has called on Muslim faithful in the state and Nigerian in general to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the state and country. Aregbesola, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure, called on Nigerians of all faiths to join hands with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in its determination to build a peaceful and harmonious country.‎ The Governor tasked adherents of Islam to imbibe the lessons of commitment, dedication and obedience to higher authority as was demonstrated by Prophet Ibraheem’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to the will of God which the Eid-El-Kabir commemorates. He pledged his administration’s commitment to the welfare of the people of t...
Sultan Urges Muslims To Fast On Arafat Day
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Sultan Urges Muslims To Fast On Arafat Day

President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged all Muslims who are not on pilgrimage to fast on Thursday, which is the day of Arafat, in preparation for Eid-el Kabir celebrations on Friday. In a statement signed by the Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, the Sultan on Tuesday urged Muslims to reflect and use the rare opportunities and virtues of the Eid to invoke the mercy of Allah and His blessings. “This year’s celebration is particularly significant. There will be three sermons (Khutbah) within the span of two days — the Khutbah of Arafat on Thursday, 9th of Dhul-Hiijah, 1438AH (August 31, 2017) and the khutbahs of Eid and Jumu’ah on Friday, 10th Dhul-Hijjah, 1438AH (September...
Muslim Leaders Tell Faithful To Return to Jerusalem Shrine
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Muslim Leaders Tell Faithful To Return to Jerusalem Shrine

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly Palestinian attack at the compound. Thousands of Palestinians had been praying in the streets outside the shrine to protest the security measures since the crisis began. "After extensive discussion and after achieving this victory in this round we call on our people in Jerusalem and inside (Israel) and anyone who can access the Al-Aqsa Mosque to enter ... en masse," the Islamic leaders declared in a statement. The head of the Supreme Islamic Committee, Ikrema Sabri, said the first prayers would be held there Thursday afternoon. Israel installed the new security mea...
Saudi Arabia To Execute ‘Atheist’ For Insulting Prophet Muhammad
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Saudi Arabia To Execute ‘Atheist’ For Insulting Prophet Muhammad

A Saudi Arabian man who renounced Islam and made disparaging remarks about the prophet Muhammad has been sentenced to death. Authorities became aware of Ahmad Al-Shamri in 2014 after he uploaded a series of videos reflecting his views on social media. He was subsequently arrested on charges of atheism and blasphemy, faced trial and was sentenced to death in February 2015. Al-Shamri is reportedly in his early 20s and comes from the city of Hafar Al-Batin, located in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The defendant initially pleaded insanity, saying that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he made the comments, Hala Dosari, an advisory board member of Human Rights Watch (HRW) told the Washington Post. She added that “his trial focused heavily on Quranic law and lit...