IT WORLD

Modern gadgets as ‘dawah’ tools

The word Dawah in Arabic simply means to invite to something. When it is used in conjunction with Islam it means; inviting to the way of submission and surrender to Allah. In Islamic theology, the purpose of dawah is to invite people, both Muslims and non-Muslims, to understand the worship of Allah as expressed in the Qur'an and the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Dawah as the "Call towards Allah" is the means by which Muhammad began spreading the message of the Qur'an to mankind. After Muhammad, his followers and Ummah (Muslim community) assumed the responsibility. They convey the message...
INSPIRATIONAL STORIESUncategorized

The beggar’s well-deserved dinner

Many years ago, there lived two woodcutters, Rahim and Rahman, in a village. They would go out every morning to the nearby forest to cut firewood and sell it in the nearby town. They earned barely enough to survive. After they had cut wood, they would sit on the bank of the river and eat their lunch from their lunch boxes. Next they would sell the firewood till the end of the day in the marketplace before going home. One sunny day, the woodcutters were eating their lunch. It was...
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

Mayonnaise And The Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar...and the coffee... A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and...
LIFESTYLE

How To Deal With Anger

Anger is one of the evil whispers of Shaytaan, which leads to so many evils and tragedies, of which only Allah knows their full extent. For this reason Islam has a great deal to say about this bad characteristic, and the Prophet (SAW) described cures for this "disease" and ways to limit its effects, among which are the following: (1) Seeking refuge with Allah from the Shaytaan: Sulayman ibn Sard said: "I was sitting with the Prophet (SAW), and two men were slandering one another. One of them was red...
FEATURES

Is masturbation lawful in Islam? – Part 1

“Those who guard their sexual organs except with their spouses; or those whom their right hand possesses, for (with regard to them) they are without blame. But those who crave something beyond that are transgressors.” (Al-Mu’mun: 5-7). Imaam Qurtubi, one of the revered scholars of Quranic exegesis has posited that since the Almighty has not provided a third alternative to marriage and abstinence then, any other sexual act is unlawful. The same position held by Imam al-Qurtubi has been upheld by ‘Imam Baighawi. The traditions of the Prophet of Islam...
SOCIETY

Saudi Arabia to resume Umrah pilgrimage October 4

SAUDI Arabia will allow pilgrims living inside the country to undertake the umrah pilgrimage, beginning from October 4, after a seven-month pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, state news agency, Saudi Press Agency (SPA), has reported. In March, the country declared a freeze on umrah, which is an Islamic pilgrimage to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the year. It attracted 19 million people last year. Saudi Arabia will now allow 6,000 citizens and residents inside the kingdom to perform umrah daily, representing 30 per...
SOCIETY

Jaiz Bank wins most improved Islamic bank award

Jaiz Bank Plc, Nigeria’s premier non-interest bank has been awarded as the Most Improved Islamic Bank 2020 in the world by the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA). The Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) are one of the most prestigious awards in Islamic banking and finance. Other prestigious awards are Islamic Development Bank Prize in Islamic Banking and Finance (also known as ‘IDB Prize’) and The Royal Award for Islamic Finance, founded by the government of Malaysia. In a congratulatory letter to Hassan Usman, Managing Director/CE of Jaiz Bank, Professor Humayon Dar, the...
SOCIETY

JAIZ BANK, HAJJ COMMISSION SIGN HAJJ SAVINGS SCHEME

Jaiz Bank Plc, the premier non-interest Bank in Nigeria and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) have signed a Hajj Savings Scheme that would make it easier for every Muslim in the country to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Chairman of Jaiz Bank Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Abdul Mutallab and Managing Director Hassan Usman signed the agreement on behalf of the bank while Chairman/Chief Executive of NAHCON Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan for Hajj Commission. In his remark, Jaiz Bank MD said the scheme was aimed at making...
IT WORLD

Elon Musk wants YOU to build a brain-computer interface

Elon Musk isn't content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain.His startup, Neuralink, wants to one day implant computer chips inside the human brain. The goal is to develop implants that can treat neural disorders — and that may one day be powerful enough to put humanity on a more even footing with possible future superintelligent computers.Not that it's anywhere close to that yet.In a video demonstration Friday explicitly aimed at recruiting...
FEATURES

Our phones have become our ‘Quran’! – Prof Afis Oladosu

And those days (are of different conditions); We alternate them among people…(Quran 3: 140) He is in Junior Secondary School One in a public school in Lagos. He is the third child. His other siblings are four. His father is a former student of mine and now a younger colleague in another university. Face to face with the challenges of life and living in a city on its path to postmodernity, and in order to track the movement of his beloved young boy, particularly at a time when everybody is...
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