Breaking off ties strongly discouraged in Islam

By Khalid Baig “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him maintain the bonds of kinship” (Bukhari) A YOUNG man went to attend the weekly Hadith lecture of Sayyidna Abu Huraira but stopped when he heard him saying “If anyone sitting here has severed any ties of kinship (qata-ur-rahim), he should leave.” He recalled that he had not been More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Board mulls tourism village in Ibadan – Official

The Oyo State Tourism Board said has said that the state government would soon build a tourism village as part of efforts to boost tourism in the state. Mr Gabriel Asaolu, the General Manager of the board, said More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Four Nigerian Poets Make World Poetry Anthology

The works of four Nigerian poets have been chosen for inclusion in a forthcoming publication titled: The Second Genesis: An Anthology of Contemporary World Poetry. The poets are Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Uzor More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Waiting for godot

FROM THE LIVE STAGE with Patrick-Jude Oteh 0803 700 0496, 0805 953 5215 (SMS only) ESTRAGON: I’m going. POZZO: What was it exactly you wanted to know? VLADIMIR: Why he – POZZO: Don’t interrupt me! …..If More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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Democratic Interface: Memoirs of a Political Reporter

FRCN seasoned correspondent, Gbenga Onayiga, captures some remarkable moments in Nigeria’s quest for democracy in his 250- page book prelude to his retirement after 35 years of service. Nigerian journalists are More...

By Peoplesd On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Religious tolerance in Islam

While on deathbed, Sayyidna Omar ibn Al-Khattab (mercy be upon him) dictated a long will consisting of instructions for the next caliph. Here is the last sentence of that historic document: “I instruct you on More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Solving Benin flood problems through Edo Storm Project

The perennial flood problems in Benin, the Edo capital, may soon become a thing of the past when the Edo Storm Project is completed. Residents of Okhuoro, Medical Stores Road, Upper Lawani, Ewa Road, Eweka, Upper More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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West Africa: Why Ebola outbreak is dangerous

An Ebola outbreak which is so far suspected of killing at least 83 people in Guinea has spread to Liberia, sparking concerns it could spread further afield in West Africa. But the World Health Organization says More...

By Peoplesd On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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20-year-old Taiwanese artist creates amazing cardboard models

20-year-old Zhongkai Xiang, from Taiwan, is just like any other boy of his age – interested in animals, monsters, robots and dinosaurs. But Zhongkai is special – he has a rare artistic ability that allows him More...

By Peoplesd On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Impelling the North against the North?

Allah says: “O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and Tribes, that ye may know Each other (Not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the Most honoured More...