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China builds nearly 400 camps for Muslim Uighur minority – report

2019 US government estimates placed the number of detainees at 3,000,000 The Chinese authorities have established nearly 400 internment camps in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, home to its Muslim Uighur minority, The Guardianreported, citing an Australian thinktank.According to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) cited by the media outlet, some 380 camps have been identified since 2017, including 14 that are still under construction. According to The Guardian, the number of detention centers in Xinjiang, also known as East Turkestan, reported by ASPI has increased by at least 100 compared to previous investigations."The evidence in...
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Birmingham football club for Muslim women

Saltley Stallions Women’s Football Club was started to give young Muslim women the chance to play the sport they love. Volunteers from the club transformed a derelict six-and-a-half-acre site after being granted a tenancy by Birmingham City Council. It provided a safe space for the women to play football as it was private. The club has brought in an experienced coach to make sure the women, who play twice a week, get the most out of their training. Coach Sabrina Dale said it was "probably the best group" she'd coached,...
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Church Donates Items To Mosque After Fire Incident

THE Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, Kaduna State, has donated items, including mats and kettles, to a mosque situated on Fulani Road, Tudun-Wada, also within the metropolis, after the place of worship suffered a fire disaster. The General Overseer of the church, Pastor Yohanna Buru, who made the presentation of the items in company with other leaders and members of the church, said the donation was a gesture of love and compassion towards their Muslim friends and acquaintances. According to him, the gesture is necessary at...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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From Lekki Muslims, empowerment for indigent Nigerians

Poised to empower vulnerable Muslims, despite the pandemic, the Lekki Muslim Ummah (LEMU) has disbursed N70 million to 317 Muslims in Lagos State. During the yearly Zakat disbursement targeted at the less privileged, widows, the needy, the sick and orphans, cash and working tools were given to both male and female beneficiaries. Some of the items include 10 tricycles, 17 sewing machines, 28 deep freezers, one grinding machine, four generators, three computer laptops and one dispatch bike. Speaking at the event, Chairman, LEMU Zakat Committee, Alhaji Yunus Olalekan Saliu, said...
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Tambuwal urges NAHCON to review airlifting policy

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has appealed to the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) to review the subsisting airlifting policy with a view to giving more consideration to local airliners. The governor made the plea when he received the Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle Hassan and his team at Government House, Sokoto. Saying that the existing policy at a point almost discouraged local airliners from operating, Tambuwal suggested that NAHCON should encourage them to improve on their modus operandi by measuring up to international visa standard. ‘’We...
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CAN’s reaction to Buhari’s statement is hateful, says group

The Companion (Association of Muslim Men in Business) has condemned the comments credited to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on President Muhammadu Buhari’s encounter with the U.S President, Donald Trump, recently accusing him of being responsible for the killings of Christians in Nigeria. “The comments credited to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) vice president and chairman of the association in Kaduna State, Reverend John Hayab, saying that the president’s response to the rather offensive and ridiculous question asked by President Trump ‘that the killing was cultural, and not...
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