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Eid al-Adha 2017 holiday: How many days is it?

  Eid al-Adha holidays in 2017 range from 16 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Uganda.   Traditionally, Eid al-Adha is celebrated for four days as an official holiday in all Muslim-majority countries. For 2017, Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on Friday September 1 in most countries, and on September 2 in Pakistan. Meanwhile, the following public holidays have…
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August 29, 2017 0

Sallah: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

The Federal Government on Monday, August 28, declared Friday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 4 as Public Holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. This was contained in a statement signed by Dr Rufai Attahiru, overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the ministry and announced in Abuja by the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen.…
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August 28, 2017 0

Top bokoharam commander surrendered and confessed

TOP BOKOHARAM COMMANDER SURRENDERED AND CONFESSED Ahead of the Islamic Festival of Eid-Kabir coming up by the weekend, a top Boko Haram Commander who played a major role in the abduction of Chibok Girls and killing of youths in Madagali has surrendered and confessed to several acts of bloodletting on innocent people and destruction of…
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August 27, 2017 0

10 civilians and 3 children lost their lives in a joint raid by Somali forces

10 CIVILIANS AND 3 CHILDREN LOST THEIR LIVES IN A JOINT RAID BY SOMALI FORCES Somali army refutes local officials’ claims and says al-Shabab fighters were killed during operation with US soldiers. At least 10 civilians, including three children, have been killed in a joint raid by Somali forces and US troops in the country’s…
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August 25, 2017 0

ISIL fighters killed at least 34 Syrian soldiers

ISIL FIGHTERS KILLED ATLEAST 34 SYRIAN SOLDIERS ISIL fighters have killed at least 34 Syrian government troops and seized their vehicles, pushing back the army advancing on Maadan, one of the last ISIL-held towns in Raqqa province. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the early Friday counterattack by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…
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August 25, 2017 0

Sultan declares Sept. 1, as Sallah day

      The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sept. 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir  day. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council. The statement, made available to the…
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August 23, 2017 0

Hajj riders finally made it to Hajj

Eight British Muslims have reached Medina in Saudi Arabia, after cycling for more than 2,000 miles to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.  The men completed the challenge in under six weeks after riding through parts of Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Greece and Egypt. Known as the Hajj riders, the eight cyclists come from across…
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August 22, 2017 0

Saudi Arabia declares Eid al-Adha on September 1

Saudi Arabia officially declares Friday, September 1 the first day of Eid al-Adha 2017. “Eid Mubarak” in Arabic means “blessed celebration” and is a common greeting for Eid [Al Jazeera] Saudi Arabia’s High Judicial Court has announced that, based on confirmed sightings of the new moon crescent on Tuesday, the first day of Eid al-Adha 1438 will be Friday,…
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August 22, 2017 0

Invitation to Lecture (Mufti Menk in Sierra Leone)

DIVINE INSPIRATION TOUR MUFTI ISMAIL MENK IN FREETOWN SIERRA LEONE   Day 1…… Venue: Siaka Steven Stadium Date: Friday September 22nd 2017 Time: 4:30pm     Day 2…… Venue: FREETOWN central Mosque mokupa. Date: Saturday 23rd September 2017 Time: 4:30pm   ………Entrance: Free………       1,730 total views, 0 views today

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August 17, 2017 0

Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

Saudi Arabia had closed its land border with Qatar in June as part of an economic and political blockade. Muslims from around the world gather in Mecca to perform the annual Hajj [Reuters] Saudi Arabia will open its land border with Qatar to allow Hajj pilgrims to pass through, its official press agency said. A…
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