Tag: Ramadan

We’re not Hypocrites: Ramadan and the Struggle to be Better

It is Monday April 12th, 2021, the day before Ramadan. I am scrolling through Twitter to share and retweet everything Muslims can find helpful, as they prepare for the sacred month. In the midst of that, I come across one tweet with an offbeat take: that the concept of Ramadan[Read More…]

Ramadan: Kano Hizbah arrests 11 youths for not fasting

Religious Police Hizbah in Kano State, has arrested a group of youths for eating at noon, indicating they are not fasting. Those arrested included 3 men and 8 women. Hizbah, also known as Hizb ut-Tahrir, conducts similar arrests in Kano city and local government areas every year. The Chairman of[Read More…]

Buhari welcomes Ramadan, urges Nigerians to reject divisive voices

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting. In a message to the nation to mark the occasion, President Buhari prayed to Allah to accept our sacrifices and increase the unity, solidarity, peace and prosperity[Read More…]

Breaking: Sultan confirms Ramadan begins Tuesday

Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, has confirmed the sighting of the moon signalling the beginning of Ramadan. In a live broadcast on Monday, Abubakar announced that the Ramadan fast will begin on Tuesday. He urged Muslims to ensure strict adherence to the COVID protocol during the Ramadan period.

Sultan of Sokoto declares July 31st as Eid-El-Kabir

The Sultan of Sokoto and the President General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has declared Friday, July 31, 2020, as the day of Eid-El-Kabir for the year. The disclosure was made in a press statement that was signed by the Chairman Advisory[Read More…]

No Official Sighting Of Crescent, Sultan Declares End of Ramadan

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has formally declared the end of this year’s Ramadan fasting as Saturday 23 May, 2020. The Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, said this in a statement[Read More…]

Sultan Declares Friday April 24 As First Day Of Ramadan

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has declared Friday April 24, 2020 as the first day of the Ramadan fast in Nigeria. Abubakar announced the sighting of the new crescent in Sokoto on Thursday in a radio and television broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in[Read More…]

Christian Association of Nigeria Wants Northern Governors To Protect Lives And Property of Christians In The Month of Ramadan

Following recent hostilities against Christians across some states in the North, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has charged the Federal Government to do everything to ensure that adequate security is provided for the lives and property of Christians in the region. Two Christians were gruesomely murdered in Kano and[Read More…]

“Discriminatory And Parochial” – Muslim Group Reject NYSC Date, Say Corps Members Are Fasting

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has rejected the June 13 date fixed for the National Youth Service Corps 2016/17 Batch A (Stream II) orientation course. In a statement Thursday, the group said the date coincided with Muslim corps members’ Ramadan fasting. “It is illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional for NYSC to[Read More…]

For Refusing To Join Muslims To Fast In Kaduna, Christian Man Escapes Death; Severely Stabbed

A Christian man, Francis Emmanuel, on Wednesday narrowly escaped death as a gang of six youths, believed to be Muslims, armed with daggers stabbed him severally at a restaurant in Kakuri, Kaduna. They accused him for not fasting. Tension flared after the incident as the man was rushed to St.[Read More…]