NSCIA distributes palliatives to FCT residents

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), through its NGO –Mission for Education, Socials and Health (MESH), today Saturday distributed palliatives to the indigents residing in the Federal Capital Territory. The palliatives became imperative to cushion the effect of the lockdown due to the Coronavius pandemic (Covid-19) on the indigents residing in the FCT. The palliative comprised of food items such as rice, beans, garri, groundnut oil, sugar, salt and hand washing soap. The targeted recipients include the widows, the aged, people with special needs as well as the…

MMPN hails appointment of new NAHCON Chairman ….urges him to address hajj challenges

The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) has described the appointment of Alhaji Dhikrullah Olakunle Hassan as the new Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) as apt. In a congratulatory message to the new Chairman which was signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun and Tajudeen Adebanjo, National President and National Secretary respectively, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a Muslim from the South West, to head the Commission. The apex Muslim body for Media Practitioners in the country said that Hassan’s appointment by Mr President was a demonstration of…

MMPN Mourns Animasaun, Describes Him A Mentor Of All Mentors

The national leadership and the Lagos State chapter of the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) had commiserated with the family of the iconic journalist, Alhaji Kola Animashaun who transited on Thursday, May 30, 2019 (Ramadan 25, 1440 A.H) at the ripe age of 80. MMPN in a statement jointly signed by Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun ,National President, and Alhaji Kabir Alabi Garba ,Chairman, Lagos State stated “Alhaji Animashaun bestrode firmament of Nigerian media landscape as a colossus and inspired in us the virtues of dedication, excellence and forthrightness in journalism. An icon…

FAILED PUBLIC HEARING: MURIC SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY … Calls for Judiciary Clean up

The public hearing organized by the House Committee on Judiciary and Justice failed to hold for the second time yesterday, Wednesday Several Muslim groups that appeared for the purported hearing were disappointed as the Chairman of the committee, Hon. Razaq Atunwa, explained that an interlocutory injunction seeking to stop the hearing had been served on the committee. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) in a statement signed by its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola condemned the injunction. They said apart from being highly provocative, the development was saddening, nauseating and appalling. The…

THE QUR’AN AND JOURNALISM ETHICS. By Mumini Alao.

I promised to share some verses of the Qur’an in support of journalism ethics. Here we go: ON TRUTH & ACCURACY: “O you who have believed, if there comes to you a disobedient one with information, investigate, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful. (Chapter 49, verse 6). Interpretation: Investigate and establish the truth before publication or broadcast. ON FACTUAL REPORTING: “O you who have believed, avoid much (negative) assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin.” (Chapter 49, verse 12). Interpretation: When in doubt,…

WORLD HIJAB DAY:  MMPN calls for Tolerance,Understanding

Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), has advised Muslim women that the World Hijab Day should not be seen as a celebration but a commemoration to show that hijab is beyond culture or mere head scarf but an injunction to the believing Muslim woman to live her life in accordance to the dictate of Her creator. MMPN in a statement signed by its National President, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, reaffirmed the scriptural basis for the adornment of Hijab by Muslim girls and ladies as contained in Glorious Qur’an 24 verse 31 which…

MAWLUD NABIYY: MUSLIM MEDIA PRACTITIONERS CALL FOR TOLERANCE, MODERATION

ABUJA:The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) has felicitated with Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike on the occasion of the Mawlud Nabiyy (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) which coincided with Friday December 1, 2017. This was contained in a Mawlud Nabiyy message by Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun, National President of MMPN wherein he canvassed for tolerance, patience and moderation at all levels. Balogun said in line with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad of moderation, patience and tolerance, Muslims and non-Muslims alike are implored to emulate these attributes of the Prophet of Allah as…