Nigeria

FIJISUN – Islam updates around the globe

KRAUTHAMMER: Islamic uprising, not Facebook revolution Santa Rosa Press Democrat Post-revolutionary Libya appears to have elected a relatively moderate pro-Western government. Good news, but tentative because Libya is less a country than an oil well with a long beach and myriad tribes. Popular allegiance to a central national … See all stories on […]

Ahmadiyya Schools in Nigeria

AHMADIYYA SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY (Nigeria) Presently all primary schools established under the Tahrik-i-Jadid have been taken over by the respective state governments. The schools are generally known as Fazl-i-Omar Primary Schools. There are quite a number of them in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Kwara States. Presently all primary schools […]

Muslims Join Christians in Church Service

As a deliberate step to rebuild confidence and heal the festering relationship between adherents of the two major religions in the country following attacks by Boko Haram on places of worship, Muslims in Kano Sunday visited churches and worshipped with Christians to foster religious tolerance. Leader of the Muslims, who […]

Nigerian Sultan Hopes To Mediate Tensions

by Sabrina A. Mohamed, contributing writer. Panelists characterized Sultan Mohamed Sa’ad Abubakar as an Islamic leader looking to ameliorate religious tensions in Nigeria in a discussion on Monday night. The panel, which focused on Islam’s influence in Nigeria, was held in preparation for Abubakar’s visit to the University, which is […]

Standard Bank unit wins Nigerian sharia licence

By Maram Mazen Khartoum Stanbic IBTC Bank, a unit of JSE-listed Standard Bank, has won approval from Nigeria’s central bank to provide Islamic banking services in Africa’s most populous nation. A preliminary licence was awarded to Stanbic last week for a sharia-compliant banking window, the first one given to a commercial bank in the country, Central Bank […]