COVID-19: NSCIA’s Guidelines on Muslim Corpses By Femi Abbas

“Beware of a calamity that may afflict not only those who incurred it but also the innocent ones who had no hands in its cause and know that Allah’s retribution can be very severe”. Q. 8:25 Monologue Beyond sheer lamentations and horrific fear of the consequential affliction of an invisible but dreadful virus codenamed ‘COVID-19’ that is currently terrifying the entire world with little regard  for technology and arrogance of power, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), held an emergency meeting of its General Purpose Committee (GPC), last…

NAHCON: Joining the Fight Against COVID-19 By Fatima Sanda Usara

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) is an agency committed to protecting welfare of its staff, stakeholders and other Nigerians of all faiths. This explains why its social outreach initiatives, such as the quiz prize from NTA’s “As You Answer the Call” program is reserved for whoever answers the question first irrespective of creed. In line, ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, NAHCON had been on the alert, introducing measures that will augment government’s fight against threats of the virus. For instance, early on, immediately after Nigeria’s index…

COVID-19 : Ogbomoso Muslim Community Suspends Jumu’at Prayers

The Ogbomoso Muslim community (OMC)in Ogbomoso ,Oyo state, has announced the suspension of its weekly Friday (Jumu’at) prayers effective from Friday March 27, in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus popularly called COVID-19. The Chief Imam of Ogbomosoland, , Dr. Imam A.Y. Ashafa Sanusi in a release he personally signed and sighted by OgbomosoInfo, noted that the suspension would take effect on Friday, March 27. He said: “Asalamu llahi alaykum! This is to informed the general public of Muslims Ummah that the Congregational Friday Prayers in all…

Coronavirus: Understanding The Necessity In Islam By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his family, his Companions and those who follow him till the Hour is established. Respected brothers and sisters, there has been a global outbreak of Coronavirus, which causes illnesses such as cold, fever and difficulty in breathing. According to the health experts, Coronavirus spreads via droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and their droplets lands in…

FRIDAY SERMON: What Is Obligatory Upon Us Concerning Covid-19 (Corona Virus) By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his family, his Companions and those who follow him till the Hour is established. Respected servants of Allah, during these days, many people are speaking about Corona Virus, the disease that has caused them to be fearful, fearful of its propagation as well as being afflicted with it. There are those who speak about it in jest, there are…

NASFAT suspends Assalatu, Juma’at over coronavirus

An Islamic group, NASFAT at an Emergency Meeting of its National Executive Council (NEC) convened to review the latest guidance available from State and National Government Authorities,has announced the suspension of its weekly Assalatu and Juma’at service across Nigeria. In particular, the NEC’s attention was drawn to the recent directives of the Lagos and Ogun State Government and Federal House of Representatives announcing the banning of In-Person gatherings with more than 50 persons, shutdown of schools in Lagos state among other actions. Read the statement in full: After due consultation…

Corona Virus: Al-Habibiyyah suspends gatherings, Juma’at service

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and in consonance with efforts by the Nigerian government to stave off the occurrence of Corona Virus infestation in the country, the Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society has announced the suspension of all gatherings in its mosques across the country with effect from Monday, March 23, 2020. While making the declaration in Abuja on Thursday, the National Chief Imam of the society, Imam Fuad Adeyemi, said while no case has been recorded in Abuja, the city of the society’s corporate headquarters, the society took the…

COVID-19 : NSCIA advises tbose with symptoms ,suspected cases to stay away from mosque

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has warned that any person(s) with the symptoms of coronavirus should not be allowed to partake in congregation prayers in the mosque. The Deputy Secretary-General of NSCIA, Professor Salisu Shehu handed down this warning while addressing journalists at press briefing on Thursday in Abuja. Prof Shehu, said measures are needed to be taken to stop the spread of the virus.He advised Muslims to adhere to the advice of authorities on the best ways to present the spread of the virus. NSCIA said…

MUSWEN honours new NAHCON Chairman

The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) will on Saturday in Ibadan honour the new Chairman/CEO of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan with special prayers. In a statement by the Chairman of MUSWEN Media and Communication  committee, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun said the prayer session will hold at University of Ibadan Central Mosque on Saturday March 21 at 11am. To this effect, all the Chief Imams, Islamic Scholars, Muslim groups and Chairmen of South West Muslim Communities have been invited to grace the occasion. Also,…

Friday Sermon : How To Protect The Honour Of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy Praise be to Allah, Lord of All the Worlds. And may peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and Companions. Dear brothers and sisters, the first pillar of Islam is our testimony that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. The first half of this testimony is our declaration of monotheism. The second half is our declaration that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is Allah’s Messenger (Peace…