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Hundreds feared dead as suicide bombers and gunmen storm mosque in northern Nigeria during Friday prayers


At least 120 people are feared dead and 270 more injured after gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a mosque in northern Nigeria during Friday prayers this afternoon. Witnesses reported three separate explosions and said the gunmen opened fire on worshippers in the assault at the Grand mosque in Kano, in the west African country’s second-largest city. Nigerian Captain Ikechukwu Eze ... Read More »

Africans, Muslims discovered Americas confirms Turkey President Erdogan


African Americans have long been derided for claiming native American ancestry and that Africans populated the Americas long before Columbus and the Europeans colonials set sails for the American continents.  Weekly, the History Channel runs a television series called Ancient Aliens which seeks to convince viewers that it was not ancient men of color, but aliens from another world, who built the ... Read More »

They know it’s Christmas

Today marks the release of a new version of “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” a charity single released by Bob Geldof’s Band Aid 30 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the original 1984 song. The first release was created to raise money for a then-unfolding famine in Ethiopia. The slightly-rewritten 2014 version is designed to raise funds for the Ebola crisis ... Read More »

Ghana Muslim Mission launches Zakat Fund


The Greater Accra Regional branch of Ghana Muslim Mission (GMM) has launched its regional zakat fund aimed at becoming the leading and credible body in Ghana.The GMM also aims to manage the fund professionally and in accordance with Islamic principles and tenets.The fund seeks to encourage Muslims to pay their zakat and in turn manage the money for the good ... Read More »

Crisis in Nigeria as Christians flee Muslim terrorists


Boko Haram’s war on Nigeria’s north is creating a massive refugee problem for Nigeria’s major cities, according to reports. Nigeria’s Sun newspaper reports the refugees are escaping Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States and fleeing to Lagos, the nation’s largest city. The report adds that the massive number of people is creating another humanitarian crisis. Lagos has not set up any refugee camps ... Read More »

Ebola outbreak: Eid celebrations subdued in West Africa


Officials across West Africa urged Muslims not to gather to celebrate Eid for fear of spreading Ebola further Celebrations in West Africa for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha have been badly affected by the Ebola outbreak. Reports from Guinea say public places used for prayers are deserted while religious leaders in Sierra Leone told Muslims not to shake hands ... Read More »

Hajj proceeds amid risks, Saudi Arabia ‘prepared’


Several million Muslims, including 1.4 million from abroad, are continuing their annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Security has been bolstered to guard against Ebola and MERS viral outbreaks and terrorist risks. Joyful Muslims dressed in white performed rituals near Mecca on Friday as their annual pilgrimage entered its second key day. Absent were 7,200 would-be pilgrims from three Ebola-hit ... Read More »

West African Muslims Warned Against Bush Meat


Amid Ebola scare which spreads in West Africa along with the coming celebrative blessed days of Islam’s Feast of Sacrifice, Muslims in West Africa are being warned against eating bush meat which is a direct source of Ebola virus. Several governmental health organizations and Muslim scholars urged West Africans not to consume bush meat which is proved to be a ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Blocks Visas From West African Countries Amid Ebola Crisis


Saudi Arabia is blocking Hajj pilgrims from three West African countries suffering large Ebola virus outbreaks from making the iconic Muslim visit to Mecca, while a Saudi man is being tested for the hemorrhagic fever after traveling to Sierra Leone. The Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) announced Monday it would block any Hajj or Umrah visas for anyone traveling from ... Read More »

Ebola threatens to leave 1 million without food


Ebola threatens to leave 1 million in need of food in west African countries hit by the deadly virus. New fears have arisen after Doctors Without Borders warned the outbreak could last another six months. Ebola, which has claimed the lives of 1,145 people, now threatens to leave 1 million without food, according to the UN World Food Program (WEP). ... Read More »