Author: Aaminah Qasim

Know Islam, Know Paradise

HE PROSTRATED IN UNIFORM By Sanni Kay Yusuf

  I alighted from a tricycle, patronized a motorcyclist on the other side of the road to further the crucial trip. Less than two minutes into the zoom, we encountered a road block actuated by some dark men in dark attire. “Where is our money?” one of them cried out. “Officer, I paid to the…
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October 1, 2018 0

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL WOMEN STOP IT By Olanrewaju Alhasan Adedokun.

  Welcome to the twenty-first century. Connections are wireless and cars are driverless, but the most Imperial of changes that hit the century -and ruefully so- is that of the attitude with which the problems plaguing the world are approached.   It’s become the Vogue that when problems rear their heads, rather than find a…
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September 30, 2018 0

WHEN I MEET MY MAKER By Aladodo Abdus-Salam

  When the sky cracks apart dispersing like snowflakes When stars fall on earth shattering like shards The Sun loses its light and the earth crumbles.   When the seas and rivers, the oceans and lakes wraps into one another reduced to nothingness The mountains, valleys and rocks goes puff!   When life is given…
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September 29, 2018 0

BIRTHDAY TO A MUSLIM; CELEBRATION OR RETROSPECTION By Sanni Kay Yusuf

  What makes a birthday is the passage of time: the tick of seconds that metamorphoses into minute; the rotation of hours that brings about day; the count of weeks that leads to month; and of course, the cycle of months that results in the day and/or date of birth.   Isn’t it worth rolling…
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August 29, 2018 0

REALITIES OF DEATH By Aaminah Qasim Oniwarere

  The world may be better. If we never had any hope in it. If we were never taught to hold so tight If we never believed it’s do or die. If only we were told of possible hopelessness. And warned to be weary of despair.   The world could be better. If we were…
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August 3, 2018 0

MEN SHOUTING ALLAH AKBAR By LanRey Hassan

  Men shouting Allah Akbar In Borno, -and I mean; in villages where death is only a qiblah faced five times a day, First, when the sky is an ocean of darkness, and a pinkish-orange glow appears from nowhere, like a foundling carved out of onyx, A faint beam of hope flickers for a moment…
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July 21, 2018 0

PREACHING OR PRICKING? By Sanni Kay Yusuf

  He was a senior colleague. He received me with warmth when I got absorbed for the job. He would sometimes give me thousands from his monthly meagre earnings for reasons only known to him. He portrayed the character of a caring, eleemosynary person, and I fell for the lust that seemed like love. Few…
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July 19, 2018 0

HE HEARS By Aaminah Qasim Oniwarere

This is for the one who wishes her heart could be read. For he who wishes mind could be read. Those who crave help, screaming, yet silent. For all whose trauma cannot be explained. And those whose mouth is too light for the heavy words.   Here is the good news, That your wishes has…
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July 12, 2018 0

BEING A TEACHER PAYS By Sanni Kay Yusuf

  BEING A TEACHER PAYS If I would be availed another life on earth, I would love to live as a teacher, for it really pays to impart from one’s reservoir. It’s fulfilling to impact lives via knowledge dissemination. But there is no such second time, unfortunately; it all ends once like life in the…
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July 8, 2018 0

OUR PATH TO UNITY By LanRey Hassan.

OUR PATH TO UNITY. Unity at the cost of our repute in Allah’s sight? “If the enemies of Allah are waging a war against us muslims, then we ourselves have our feet hooked in tangled coils of disputes amongst ourselves, then how can we defeat the disbelievers? We need to come together despite the disparity…
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June 3, 2018 0