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Man jailed for teaching Islam online

A member of a Muslim minority group has been sentenced to two years in a Chinese prison after forming online discussions groups to teach about Islam.

Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after al-Shabab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spokesman of the al-Qaeda-linked group told Reuters news agency.

Suicide bomber kills 6 in central Somalia

At least six people died after an al-Shabab suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant just outside a senior official's office in the central Somali city of Beledweyne.

Eid-el-Kabir: NGO donates 1,849 cows to the needy in Daura

Nyass International Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, says it has so far donated 1,849 cows to the needy and less privileged in the country.

Religious tourism: the white gold of Saudi Arabia

With global oil prices flailing, Saudi Arabia is turning to another natural resource: billions of dollars gained from religious tourism as the kingdom hosts the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Ganduje, Sanusi charge Kano residents on security

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, have called on residents of the state to always stay vigilant during and after the festive period.

Eid-el-Kabir: Ugwuanyi seeks continuous prayers for Nigeria

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has stressed the need for continuous engagement of Christians and Muslims in prayers for the sustainability of peace, unity and development of the country.

Muslim pilgrims mark final hajj rite with ‘Stoning of Devil’

In stifling heat, a Saudi security guard sprayed Muslim pilgrims with water as they advanced through Mina for the final rite of the hajj, the “Stoning of the Devil” that has proved lethal in past years.

In smartphone age, the hajj is for sharing

Arm outstretched, Abdul Rahman sweeps his mobile phone across the vista of Mecca, the Great Mosque dazzling in the sun, so his son in Tanzania can experience the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites.

Four Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Four Nigerian pilgrims to this year’s hajj in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, have died.

African countries among top 10 Hajj pilgrim contributing nations

Muslims from around the world are gathered in Saudi Arabia to undertake the rites of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Imam of Mecca blasts leaders dividing muslims

The Imam of Mecca’s Grand Mosque has denounced those who “cause conflict among Muslims” as rifts widen among Gulf neighbours and wars rage across the Middle East.

1.4 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia before hajj

More than 1.4 million Muslims have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia for the hajj, authorities said Thursday, with the annual pilgrimage marked by the return of Iranians after Tehran’s boycott last year.

As Buhari returns from London

They remind us that President Buhari, then a serial contestant for Yar’Adua’s position, the Presidency, had insisted that the best thing was for the latter to be impeached, having become incapable of discharging his duties as President due to illness.

Court bans Islamic instant divorce ‘triple talaq’

India’s top court on Tuesday banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional.

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Qatar on Monday denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh.

Muslims warned against taking loan to buy Sallah ram

With few days to the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, an Islamic scholar, Badmas Yusuf, has warned Muslims against obtaining loan to buy rams for Sallah festivity.

Mali ex-jihadist liable for €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction – ICC

A war crimes court Thursday said a Malian ex-jihadist caused 2.7 million euros in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012.

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