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Pilgrims begin Hajj rites as “Arafaat holds tomorrow

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Pilgrims begin Hajj rites as “Arafaat holds tomorrow

By Mohammed Suraj Saudi Arabia

All pilgrims will formally begin this year’s Hajj Friday, August 9, 2019 which is equivalent to Dhul-Hijjah 8, 1440AH by putting on the two garments of Ihraam and making intention to perform Hajj.

They will now go to Mina on the day to pray the Dhuhr (afternnon), ‘Asr (late afternoon), Maghrib (evening), ‘Ishai (night) and Fajr (dawn) prayers at their specific times, shortening those which are four units (rak’ahs) to two but without combining them.

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, which is the 9th day of the 12th month of Islamic calendar, known as the Day of ‘Arafaat, the pilgrims will proceed toward ‘Arafaat in a dignified manner. At ‘Arafaat, they will observe Dhuhr and ‘Asr prayers by shortening and combining them during the time of Dhuhr.

When the sun has set, the 1,819,790 pilgrims performing Hajj this year will proceed toward Muzdalifah where they will combine the Maghrib and ‘Ishai prayers, shortening the ‘Ishai to two units.

They will stay at Muzdalifah until they have observed the Fajr prayer and remain there until the brightness of the morning becomes apparent though before sunrise.

Also at Muzdalifah, the pilgrims should pick up seven pebbles to throw at the stone pillar (Jamarah) of ‘Aqabah in Mina.

The significance of ‘Arafaat

The Day of ‘Arafaat is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic Calendar. It is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day after is the first day of the major Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Arafah which is also called the Day of repentance and acceptance of supplications is the culmination of the annual pilgrimage (Hajj) in Islam.

After sunrise on this blessed day, millions of pilgrims went to the plain of ‘Arafaat, also known as Mount ‘Arafaat, located near the city of Makkah.

It was a special day that Allah completed and perfected Islam as religion. It is the “Sunnah” of Prophet Muhammad to fast on that day (if he was not performing hajj) as it wipes off the sins of the previous year and the coming year”.

However, fasting on this day is aimed only at non-pilgrims – pilgrims do not need to fast on Arafat’s Day, because the Prophet did not fast on that day in ‘Arafaat. The Holy Prophet emphasizes its importance in another hadith narrated by Abdur-Rahman bin Yamar: “Hajj is Arafaat, Hajj is Arafaat, Hajj is ‘Arafaat.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Gunmen Suspected to be Kidnappers Abduct Community leader in Yobe

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Gunmen Suspected to Be Kidnappers Abduct Community Leader In Yobe.

By Umar Aina Damaturu

The incident happened in Mashio village of Fune Local Government.

Sources have confirmed that the community leader was forcefully dragged away in to the surrounding bush.

Residence in the village have raised concerns and fear as to whether the abductors are Boko Haram sects or Kidnappers.

Families of the victim have confirmed the development but security agencies have not confirmed whether the abductors are Boko Haram insurgents or not.

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Yobe; Damagum Youths Making Sanitation Looks Easy

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Yobe: Damagum Youths Making Sanitation Looks Easy

By Umar Aina – Damaturu

Damagum youths under the leadership of FUNE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND PROACTIVE ASSOCIATION continued with their unrelenting community works across Damagum.

The youths who have previously carried out some extraordinary and exemplary works have expanded their work across all community development related activities.

This time, the youths opened and sanitized an estimated 200 meters of drainage lines.

The event have witnessed the participation and presence of top Local Government officials from LGA DPM to Chairman Committee on Environmental and Sanitation.

The Chairman of the Association, Nasiru Usman depresses his delight while thanking the participants saying; “Words can’t describe my joys and delightfulness for this unprecedented job we are doing, I thank everybody for your hard work and commitment towards making our LGA great, thank you”.

Chairman LGA Environmental and Sanitation Committee, Sani Usman Awu in his speech; “I’m happy with you guys for this development which is rare and I want extend my profound gratitude to the participants, I also call on you to be committed in this historic development”

The Association will soon extend it’s activities to other parts of the local government area according to it’s Publicity Secretary.on

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Adamawa; Communal Clashes; Between the Deputy Gov and the Lunguda, Where lies the Media Misfit, Mischief ?

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ADAMAWA: Communal Clashes: Between The Deputy Gov and the Lunguda, where lies the media misfit, mischief?

 

* Crowther Seth who sues for peace says he will sue the media for for libel before the law

* In the Name of Peace, leave Chief Crowther Seth Alone – Deputy Gov media handler

* In the Name of Peace, don’t insult the media as being misfit or mischief, simply go to court for the alleged libel – The publishers, media managers

The Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Crowther Seth has said that he would sue the media for libel.

In a rather undiplomatic and insulting piece, seemed to be articulated by Mr. Seth’s media handlers and shared by the DG Communications to Adamawa State Governor Thursday, Mr. Seth technically denied that the Lunguda people who are reduced to refugees in their own community, have boo booed in the protest demanding for his removal as Deputy Governor for allegedly siding with a hidden villain, said to be the mastermind of wanton destruction of lives and property, resulting to the displacement of people as was reported by the media.

“Is this how bastardised a profession we now have on our hands?

“Is there no price for reporting what defames, embarrasses, lies against and discolours the truth?

“These media hack-writers must know and be prepared to pay the price for their unprofessional and unethical conduct and reporting.

“It is nauseatingly baffling that some of these media organisations that pride themselves as defenders of human rights bother less about hearing and weighing Deputy Governor Crowther Seth before going to town with their hastily cobbled pastiche of so-called news reports…just because their sole purpose was to satisfy the wishes of their paymasters.

“Well, the Office the Deputy Governor has assured that it shall sue.

“It is about time media houses learn some responsible journalistic ethics, even if they have to be taught by a few cases in court,” the piece read in part.

The Media managers in defence of their reporters, wondered what is unprofessional, taking the human angle, reporting the agitation of the aggrieved as it is?

“As for the media organisations who embarked on this campaign of calumny against the deputy governor, where is their honour as purported members of the Fourth Estate?” The piece in sympathy to Crowther Seth asked.

Campaign of calumny! didn’t it happen? Is it the media that has simply reported on the scene that should be challenged for libel or the aggrieved in protest?

Why didn’t the deputy governor who was right there, denied the allegation against him before the governor, in the name of peace?

In the name of peace, the media merely reported that “the Lunguda people of Guyuk local government area, southern senatorial district of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria Monday, demanded the immediate removal of the deputy governor of the state, Mr. Crowther Seth over alleged alliance and clandestine romance with the suspected criminal and mastermind of recent attacks on Dumna-Boshikiri axis, Alh Halilu popularly known as Sarki Yaki (SY) of lafiya lamurde.

“The collective call by the Lunguda community came when the governor and his deputy visited to restore peace in the area.

The Governor was received by protesting against Crowther, crowd carrying placards with inscription: “Arrest Halilu (SY), he is the cause of the problem’’ ‘’Deputy Governor harbouring Halilu SY,’’ ‘’we support Governor Fintiri but Deputy Governor is complicating issues,’’ ‘’deputy Governor harbouring war monger halilu (SY)’’ the report read in part.

Now hear the introductory part of the piece on “In the Name of Peace leave Chief Crowther Seth Alone.”

“I read with great sadness the unprofessional and malicious reports in the media attempting, in vain, to link the deputy governor of Adamawa State, Chief Crowther Seth, to the unfortunate crisis that recently broke out between the Lunguda and Waja communities in Dumna District, Guyuk local government area of the state.

“Having digested the trash I read, I decided to refrain from replying and let things be but here I am responding to the feeble antics of desperate politicians who are envious of the superlative track record of the Ahmadu Umar Fintiri-led administration in the state.

“However, seeing that the architects of this defamatory campaign are bent on poisoning the minds of the good people of Guyuk local government area and the general public, it has become necessary to put the records straight.”

Put the record straight? What record and why was it not put straight before the aggrieved in protest when the governor paid an arbitration visit on Monday?

What’s the offence of the media? Is it simply for reporting?

How we wish that media would be represented in the administrative panel, whose outcome it is hoped, would put the record straight while wait to be invited before the law for alleged media libel against the deputy governor as he threatens to file.

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