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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.

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime.

Sallah: Ram sellers lament low patronage

Less than six days to Eid-el-Kabir celebration, ram dealers in Maiduguri are lamenting low patronage by customers.

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.

‘Not afraid’: Defiant Barcelona to march against terror

Tens of thousands of Spaniards and foreigners are to stage a defiant march against terror through Barcelona on Saturday following last week's deadly vehicle rampages.

Don’t borrow to buy ram for Eid-el fitri – Cleric warns Muslims

The Chief Imam Imale of Ilorin, Kwara, Alhaji Abdullahi AbdulHameed, has cautioned Muslim faithful against borrowing money to buy rams for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir festival.

Sallah: Ram sellers decry low patronage

Ram sellers in various markets in Ibadan on Friday decried low patronage, barely a week to the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

Uganda courts accused of targeting Muslims in rulings

A Ugandan court this week jailed four members of a Muslim sect for life on terrorism charges, a judgment denounced by some as the latest in a series of anti-Muslim rulings.

Uganda jails Muslim leader Sheikh Kamoga over ‘terror’

A Ugandan court sentenced a Muslim group leader and three associates to life in prison on terrorism charges, a judgment denounced by some as the latest in a series of anti-Muslim rulings.

Arrest religious, traditional rulers propagating hate speeches – Sultan tells fed govt

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on the Federal Government to prosecute religious and traditional leaders, involved in propagating hate speeches.

Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran.

Sultan announces Sept. 1 as Eid-el-Kabir day

Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has declared September 1 as Eid-el-Kabir day, followed the sighting of the new moon on Tuesday.

Buhari’s story on Ojukwu fabricated – IPOB

A leading pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a hypocrite.

Buhari backs Western Sahara agitation, but rejects Biafra – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s support for Western Sahara agitation to break away from Morocco and the self-determination demand of Palestinians and his rejection of Igbo demand to secede from Nigeria has shown the President as a hypocrite.

Why Buhari is good as Nigeria’s President till 2023

Even though I do not like Buhari’s governance style and do not believe that he has good leadership skills, it is my wish that Buhari should remain healthy and strong to complete his first term and even win a second term in office.

Saudi Arabia launches 109 security centers for Hajj season

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday the allocation of 109 security centres in Mecca to inspect violations by pilgrims and imaginary hajj firms, interior ministry tweeted.

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.

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