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Orthopaedic hospital sacks two nurses for wearing hijab

TWO female nurses of National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi Lagos (NOHIL) have been sacked for wearing hijab while on duty. The nurses Mrs Fasilat Olayinka Lawal and Miss Sekinat Sanusi, relied on the prescription of their regulatory body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria which says nurses should either wear nurse cap or shoulder lenght

Muslim-Muslim Ticket Good Option For APC (Part 1)

By Obinna Akukwe on April 26, 2014 Muslim-Muslim ticket in the forthcoming 2015 Nigeria’s presidential polls may be good option for the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) if they intend to get more votes than the 12 million they garnered in 2011. Many Nigerians have condemned the Muslim -Muslim ticket but they forgot that APC

Muslim Rights Group Opposes Extension Of Emergency Rule In Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has opposed the extension of the state of emergency rule declared in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, saying it has no purpose, and stresses differences, and instead further endangers innocent citizens. In a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, it read, “MURIC advises the Federal Government not to

Understanding Islam

(Continued from last edition) Since Islam aims at creating a society of good moral conduct, the parents have been enjoined to do everything in their power to bring up their children in the best possible manner, and to protect them from all kinds o{‘cvi1 so that thc1, do not go astray and ruin their lives.

Islam: The Origin of Hijab

Although long seen as the most distinctive emblem of Islam, the veil is, surprisingly, not enjoined upon Muslim women anywhere in the Quran. The tradition of veiling and seclusion (known together as hijab) was introduced into Arabia long before Muhammad, primarily through Arab contacts with Syria and Iran , where the hijab was a sign

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