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In 2004, the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC published the result of a  survey titled "What the World Thinks of God" in which Nigeria was ranked the most religious country in the world, with 90 per cent of the population believing in God.


Farewell Ramadan (IV)

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By Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde


Then comes the Eids, when

                Muslims from many

                jurisdictions of Friday congregations converge in one place twice in a year, remind themselves of their obligations to God after thanking Him for His guidance and His blessings that included Ramadan.


Moon sighting dilemma: Sunnah or unity

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Kalim Dooba

In the streets of Cairo, Egypt, at the time of the sunset prayer ( Maghrib ),  people are seen  giving out dates and water.  The mosques and streets are coloured and lighted throughout Ramadan in a festival fashion.  Although the children who played in the streets with their   lanterns (a symbol of Ramadan in Egypt), singing "wahawy ya wahawy" have almost disappeared in recent years, a mouth-watering rice porridge dish which is only served during Ramadan is ever present and not to be missed.   This dish is cooked in every mosque to give out to the worshippers after Asr' (mid-afternoon) prayers. 


Nine things successful people do differently

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By Heidi Grant Halvorson

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born pre-disposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.


Farewell Ramadan (III)

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By Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde

The feeling on the Sallah day is that of intense happiness. It is one of the two summits observed by Muslims throughout the world. The smaller ones are the daily congregations at daily prayers. They offer the opportunity for people in the same neighbourhood to meet five times a day, pray together, greet and ask about the condition of one another. If there is a problem with anyone, it is noted by his absence. At a higher level, a weekly congregation takes place on Friday afternoon, drawing Muslims from many neighbourhoods, villages and settlements. Here also, God has created an opportunity for interaction and expression of solidarity in faith.

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