FIFA COUNCIL: Primate Ayodele Organize 3 Days Prayers For Amaju Pinnick’s FIFA Ambition—The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has organized prayer sessions for the president of the Nigerian football federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick.
The prayer sessions, according to information made available is to ensure victory for the NFF President in his bid to become a member of the FIFA Council in the election which will hold on 12th Of March, 2021 during the 43rd Ordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Morroco.
The popular prophet who has shown undying love for the progress of Nigeria in every sector including sports organized a three-day prayer in his church.
Some weeks ago, news reports had it that the popular prophet urged Nigerians to show support for Amaju pinnick to become the third Nigerian to reach the height of a member the FiFA Council.
The prophet stated that if Amaju Pinnck gets the post, it will help Nigeria well in the soon coming world cup.
Apart from the prayers, He revealed that NFF needs to rebrand their jerseys to the pattern of the one used in 1994 if they want to thrive well in the soon coming world cup, while cautioning the coach to use the right players which includes Home based players.
#Ramadan 2021: 2 Things Nigerian Muslims Must Do – Mudashiru Obasa Reveals
#Ramadan 2021: 2 Things Nigerian Muslims Must Do – Mudashiru Obasa Reveals—-Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa, on Tuesday urged Muslims in Nigeria to intensify their observance of major Islamic tenets especially during the holy month of Ramadan.
Speaker Obasa gave the counsel on his Facebook page as Muslims across the world began the month-long religious exercise.
He advocated good-neighbourliness and peaceful co-existence as Islamic virtues that should be imbibed at all times and especially during this Ramadan period.
According to Obasa, “Ramadan comes with the privilege of piety, purity, peace and emphasis on love for fellow beings.
“To my brothers and sisters in Islam and to Muslim faithful in Nigeria, let us all see the current Ramadan as a period to ensure peace in the country while those who have share with those who need as these are special commandments from Allah.
“I pray for peace, grace and renewal for every Muslim in this Holy month, Amin.
Saudi Arabia had earlier announced, through its moon sighting committee, that the Ramadan would commence on Tuesday, April 13, while Taraweeh will begin on April 12 after Isha prayers.
SULTAN OF SOKOTO: #Ramadan Moon Sighting To Commence Today
SULTAN OF SOKOTO: #Ramadan Moon Sighting To Commence Today—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent (moon) of Ramadan 1442AH from Monday.
Abubakar gave the directive on Sunday in a statement issued by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council, Sokoto.
“This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, April 12, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Sha’aban 1442AH shall be the day to look for the new moon of Ramadan 1442AH.
“Muslim are, therefore, requested to start looking for the crescent moon on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan,’’ the statement read.
Meanwhile, the Sultan prayed Allah to assist Muslims in the discharge of their religious duty.
Junaidu gave telephone numbers that could be used directly to report the sighting of the new moon to the committee.
The numbers are 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08036149757, 08035965322 and 08035945903.
25 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About #Ramadan
25 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About #Ramadan—Ramadan is the holiest month of all. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim, Islamic calendar, a religious annual observance and month of fasting observed by Muslims worldwide It is considered to be one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
The Genius Media Nigeria gathered that During the month of Ramadan, adult Muslims fast from dusk until dawn, unless they are ill, pregnant, or diabetic, breastfeeding, or traveling.
This time spent fasting is meant to be used for prayer, charity, spirituality, and for purifying the mind and body. The actual beginning of Ramadan is determined by the sighting of the new moon, or astronomical calculations.
Because of this, the actual date when Ramadan begins each year differs from year to year
Here are some Facts About #Ramadan
1 It is believed that Muhammad received the first revelation during Ramadan
2 Because Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, the holiday starts 11–12 days earlier than it did the previous year. It takes about 33 Islamic years for Ramadan to return to the same place on the Gregorian calendar
3 During Ramadan, Muslim-majority countries often shorten work days to allow for additional prayer time each day
4 In order to declare the beginning of Ramadan, Muslim-majority countries, such as Saudi Arabia, depend on the moon sighters. When these moon sighters see a crescent moon, Ramadan can begin
5 During Ramadan Muslims are obligated to give to charity through Sadaqa (voluntary giving), or Zakat (mandatory giving).
6 The Five Pillars of Islam include Sawm: Fasting during Ramadan, Hajj: a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life, Zakat: giving to the poor, Salat: five-time daily prayer, facing Mecca, including absolution prior to prayer, Shalada: declaration of belief in one true God.
7 During Ramadan, Muslims cannot eat or drink during daylight hours. Sexual relations, smoking, and anything indecent or excessive are also prohibited
8 All adults are required to fast during Ramadan, except those who are elderly, ill, traveling, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill, or menstruating
9 Children are not required to fast during Ramadan until they reach puberty
10 If someone is sick during Ramadan and is unable to fast, he or she can make up the fast when they recover
11 If someone deliberately breaks their fast during Ramadan for no legitimate reason, they are required to make up the missed day later
12 If a person dies during Ramadan and hasn’t completed his or her fast, whoever is in charge of their affairs is required to continue the fast on their behalf, usually after they’ve completed their own fast
13 During the month of Ramadan, productivity of workers declines by 35–50% due to both shorter working hours and loss of efficiency
14 After Ramadan is over, Muslims have a three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr, or “festival of the breaking of the fast,” where people come together to eat, enjoy family and friends, and exchange gifts
15 If someone has sexual intercourse during Ramadan, they must fast continuously for 60 more days or feed 60 poor people
16 While Ramadan calls for a month of fasting, the demand for food actually increases. After Iftar (the meal after sundown), people flock to cafes to eat and meet friends
17 If a non-Muslim meets a Muslim during the month of Ramadan, the appropriate greeting for good wishes is “Ramadan Mubarak” which means “Have a blessed Ramadan.”
18 Ramadan is also called the “month of the Quran
19 Of the 7 billion people in the world, 22% (1.6 billion) fast during Ramadan
20 Muslims are not allowed to chew gum during Ramadan
21 The two main branches of Islam, the Sunnis and Shiites, break their Ramadan fasts differently. Sunnis typically break their fast when the sun is no longer on the horizon, but the sky is still light. Shiites break their fast when the last ray of light has gone
23 Around the world, many Muslims often break their Ramadan fast with the homeless, in what has been dubbed “feed it forward
24 The need to correctly identify the beginning of Ramadan by sighting the hilal (crescent moon) led Muslim scholars to study astronomy
25 In 1805, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson held the first White House dinner with a Muslim, Sidi Soliman Mellimelliin, a Muslim. Jefferson. He adjusted the timing of the meal to “precisely at sunset” to accommodate for Ramadan
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