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Saudi lifts 7-month Umrah embargo

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will allow pilgrims living inside the country to undertake the umrah pilgrimage, beginning from October 4, after a seven-month pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency, Saudi Press…

Muslim students reject call for secession, Oduduwa Republic

Muslim students reject call for secession, Oduduwa Republic

Students, under the aegis of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria in Lagos State, have faulted the call for secession and the Oduduwa Republic in the South-West. In a statement by the Amir (president) of MSSN…

Saudi ends 7-month Umrah suspension, resumes Lesser Hajj October 4

Saudi ends 7-month Umrah suspension, resumes Lesser Hajj October 4

Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the yearround umrah pilgrimage from October 4, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, seven months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the first stage, “6,000 citizens…

Hijab-wearing Nigerian wins Bill Gates’ 2020 Changemaker Award

Hijab-wearing Nigerian wins Bill Gates’ 2020 Changemaker Award

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has named a gender and disabilities rights activist Hauwa Ojeifo as its Changemaker Award winner for 2020. The 2020 Changemaker Award celebrates an individual who has inspired change using…

90 % intending pilgrims decline 2020 Hajj fares refund – FG

90 % intending pilgrims decline 2020 Hajj fares refund – FG

The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Sikirullah Kunle-Hassan has said that more than 90 per cent of the 2020 intending pilgrims, have declined the refund of their hajj fare. Kunle Hassan announced…

MURIC denies link to terror

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Wednesday, said it had uncovered the person who accused it of collecting money from a terrorist group, the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP). ISWAP is a splinter…

Foundation offers mentorship for First Class Muslim students

The First-Class Muslim Foundation (FCMF), a nongovernmental organisation that celebrates and mentors exceptional Muslim students and graduates, has held its first leadership programme on the video conferencing platform, Zoom. The event, which was held for…

OIC scribe eulogises global youths

The Secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, has paid tribute to the half a billion young men and women throughout the Islamic world for their “remarkable contribution to…

‘Why we honoured Pantami’

‘Why we honoured Pantami’

After careful and painstaking assessment of the efforts of current Federal Executive Council (FEC) Ministers, Muslim News Nigeria has announced the choice of the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim…

Islamic insurance firm presents N15m surplus cheques to policyholders

Islamic insurance firm presents N15m surplus cheques to policyholders

Noor Takaful, a leading Islamic Insurance firm in Nigeria, for the second consecutive year, has announced the distribution of surplus (cashback) payment worth over N15 million to participants (policyholders) who did not make claim as…