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Now that the US elections are over!



Now that the US elections are over!
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By Imam Murtadha Gusau

Within the title of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Grantor of Mercy

All Reward is because of Allah, We reward Him and we search assist from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we search refuge in Him from our personal evils and our personal dangerous deeds. Anybody who’s guided by Allah is certainly guided; and anybody who has been left astray, will discover nobody to information him.

I bear witness that there is no such thing as a god however Allah, the Solely One with none companion; and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon him), is His Servant, and His Messenger.

“O You who imagine, – Pay attention to Allah, with right consciousness, an awe-inspired consciousness, and die not besides as Muslims.” [Qur’an]

“O You who imagine, – Pay attention to Allah, and converse an easy phrase. He’ll forgive your sins and restore your deeds. And whoever takes Allah and His Prophet as a information, has already achieved a mighty victory.” [Qur’an]

“O mankind! Present reverence in direction of your Guardian-Lord Who created you from a single individual, created, of like nature, his mate and from the 2 of them scattered (like seeds) numerous women and men; Take heed to Allah, by Whom you demand your mutual (rights) and (present reverence in direction of) the wombs (that bore you): for certainly, Allah ever watches over you.”

Expensive brothers and sisters, the Noble Qur’an reminds us that:
“After hardship comes ease; actually, after hardship comes ease.” [Qur’an, 94:5-6]
Revered servants of Allah, the US elections are actually over, and the world is respiratory an enormous, collective sigh of reduction. Muslims are particularly hopeful, now that the President-Elect has promised to finish the ‘Muslim Ban’ on his day one in workplace.

We hope and pray that the brand new management may even use America’s affect to cease the persecution of Muslims in China, India, Myanmar and different components of the world. We additionally hope and pray that different Presidents, like Emmanuel Macron in France, will behave extra responsibly.

The ‘Islamophobia Business’ each inside and outdoors the US, is properly funded and extremely organised. American Muslims and Muslims all around the world should work exhausting with their fellow residents to withstand it. We should proceed to advertise respect and appreciation of our numerous human household. There’s a mountain to climb, coping with the suspicion, worry and hate stirred up over time. Those that hate us see Islam because the enemy. We Muslims know that Islam isn’t the enemy, however the saviour of humankind. However we received’t persuade anybody if our dangerous behaviour merely confirms their prejudices.

Expensive brothers and sisters, our activity forward may be very clear. We should present others, by our phrases and actions that Islam is one of the best ways of residing. True Muslims are actually the most effective of humanity. Allah Almighty says:

“You’re the finest group raised for humanity. You encourage the great, you forbid the dangerous, and also you imagine in Allah.” [Qur’an, 3:110]
The Noble Qur’an invitations us to reply to Allah’s invitation in Surah Al-Imran [3:104]:

“Let there come up from you a band of people that enjoin what is true and forbid what’s flawed. They would be the profitable ones.”

It’s a easy components. Stand up and do good. Resist evil. This isn’t a time for us to cover away and hope for higher issues to come back. This can be a time for us to actively assist others, in non-public and in public, to dispel their worry and hate.

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Keep in mind that all the pieces involves us as a take a look at. Onerous occasions are a take a look at of religion, endurance and perseverance. Good occasions are a take a look at of gratitude to Allah. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in a well-known Hadith reminded us that:

“Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there may be good for him in each matter and this isn’t the case with anybody besides the believer. If he’s joyful, then he thanks Allah and thus there may be good for him, and if he’s harmed, then he reveals endurance and thus there may be good for him.” [Muslim]

Expensive brothers and sisters, if we’re grateful to Allah within the good occasions, Allah is not going to abandon us within the exhausting occasions. In a well-known Hadith, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) stated:

“Keep in mind Allah and one can find Him in entrance of you. Keep in mind Allah in occasions of ease and He’ll recognise you in occasions of misery. What hit you may not have missed you. What missed you may not have hit you. Know that victory comes with endurance, reduction comes with misery, and ease comes with hardship.”

We must always by no means be disheartened or pushed to despair when hardship comes our manner. Belief Allah. Historical past is protected in Allah’s palms. We’re merely being examined to see whether or not we actually have religion and belief in Allah. Allah Almighty says:

“O you who imagine, search Allah’s assist with endurance, perseverance and prayer, for actually, Allah is with those that patiently persevere.”

Expensive revered brothers and sisters, President Donald Trump has gone, however his poisonous legacy stays. The suspicion, the worry and hate in direction of Muslims has emboldened different leaders from China, India and Europe. However Allah’s faith won’t ever be defeated.

Regardless of their plotting and planning, Islam will survive and unfold. That’s Allah’s promise. Learn Qur’an, 8: 30. Allah Almighty says:

“They plot and plan, and Allah plans. Allah is the most effective of planners.”
We are able to discover much more reassurance in Qur’an, Surah Al-Anfal (Qur’an 8:30). Allah Almighty says:

“The (disbelievers) want to extinguish Allah’s mild with their mouths, however Allah will excellent His mild, though they detest it.”

So there we now have it, my pricey brothers and sisters. Maintain calm, and keep it up. Ignore the noise on the market. Identical to each different disaster in our 1,442 years historical past, this one may even cross. And Islam might be stronger, not weaker, for it. Allow us to proceed to have interaction in good works alongside our many associates and neighbours within the wider group. Islam will prevail. Reality will triumph. Allah is firmly in command of each a part of His creation.

As a substitute of weakening Islam, our enemies are driving ever increasingly individuals into the Ummah of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Expensive brothers and sisters, one of many essential traits of a Muslim is that he stays in a constructive way of thinking, regardless of the circumstances. He tries for the most effective and search for knowledge.

A Muslim is rarely in despair, not even in most tough moments. That’s as a result of they imagine that Allah is the Creator of all issues; that He has the facility to create no matter He desires by saying it to “Be!”

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The Muslim trustworthy is aware of that any attempting occasions, he finds himself in, are an Allah-sent take a look at. He takes issues in his stride, recalling what Allah Almighty has suggested him:

“…it might be that you just hate one thing when it’s good for you and it might be that you just love one thing when it’s dangerous for you. Allah is aware of and also you have no idea.” [Qur’an, 2:216]

Every thing turns constructive for a Muslim with such a depth of soul. Whether or not or not it’s bother or issue, it’s Allah Who bestows them on that individual. He’s believer’s Helper and Guardian. Any factor and all the pieces that Allah Almighty has created is for the most effective and which incorporates a lot knowledge.

Allah teaches the souls of these believers who’ve a honest and unsullied perception in Him all through the lifetime of this world to be worthy of Paradise.

Each stage on this instruction is, by Allah’s will, a way whereby Muslims can take one other step towards Paradise. Having religion doesn’t imply making no errors. Allah creates human beings to be fallible, flawed and weak.

Muslims make errors the identical manner as everybody else. However the distinction between them and people individuals who base themselves on the factors of the society of the ignorant is that when Muslims realise the proper plan of action by the use of their consciences, or even when they don’t however are reminded of it by others, they don’t intentionally insist on persevering with with their errors.

It’s fast repentance and sheltering in Allah and an intention to not repeat one’s error however to be taught from one’s errors. This can be a main indicator of a Muslim’s sincerity. Allah tells us how Muslims ought to behave within the face of their very own errors. He Almighty says:

“Those that, once they act indecently or flawed themselves, bear in mind Allah and ask forgiveness for his or her dangerous actions (and who can forgive dangerous actions besides Allah?) and don’t knowingly persist in what they have been doing.” [Qur’an, 3:135]

Muslims are helpful entities bearing the Spirit of Allah. In line with the Qur’an, it’s improper for such individuals to magnify their errors and regard themselves as nugatory due to them. It’s Allah Who creates errors and causes individuals to commit them in future.

Even earlier than an individual is born it’s already ordained in future at what time, on what date and the place they’ll commit that error. Even when an individual have been to expertise that second a thousand occasions over they’d nonetheless make the identical mistake on the similar time, on the identical date and in the identical place.

It’s due to this fact flawed for individuals to lack self-confidence due to errors they’ve dedicated. Muslims by no means, beneath any circumstances, pay any heed to the approval of different individuals. They by no means grow to be preoccupied with such doubts as “I ponder what individuals will say? What is going to they consider me? Will they love me any much less? Will their belief in me be broken?” Muslims search to earn Allah’s approval alone.

Within the occasion of an error or imperfection, they beg Allah to forgive them and hope that He’ll forgive their sins. They know that He’s infinitely forgiving. What issues is whether or not or not He approves of that individual. The Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) prayer: “[It is] He Who I sincerely hope will forgive my errors on the Day of Reckoning…” [Qur’an, 42:82], is a wonderful mannequin on this topic.

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Since Muslims have religion and belief in and depend on Allah, they at all times regard themselves as virtuous and helpful. They at all times have respect for themselves.

They at all times bear in mind Allah’s Qur’anic verse: “Don’t hand over and don’t be downhearted. You shall be uppermost in case you are believers.” [Qur’an, 3:139], which represents the way in which they have a look at themselves. Muslims wish to be beloved and trusted by different Muslims.

However in addition they know it’s Allah Who will create that love and bestow that feeling of belief in different believer’s hearts.

Muslim’s errors are instrumental in strengthening the love felt for these individuals. That’s as a result of the essential factor isn’t the error, however the behaviour within the face of it of the individual committing it. Since Muslims worry Allah, they’ve uneasy consciences once they make an error. They instantly assume as they’re proven within the Qur’an and thus see the reality.

They then really feel remorse for his or her errors and try to make up for his or her mistake and to enhance their ethical values by looking for shelter in Allah. The extra errors individuals commit, the extra they’re able to realise how weak they’re.

They attain a deeper understanding of how a lot they want Allah. This mindset will increase an individual’s submission to Allah and humility. And Allah creates emotions of sympathy and affection for that individual within the hearts of different believers.

The duty incumbent upon believers is to make sure that the ethical values of the Qur’an rule their lives as a lot as attainable and to hunt the best quantity of Allah’s approval in all they do at each second of their lives.

It’s unattainable, in keeping with the ethical values of the Qur’an, for anybody harbouring such an intent and who lives for Allah in a decided and glued method, to not be beloved or trusted. Religion requires that Muslims know this and that different Muslims will love them due to that religion.

It additionally requires that they’ve belief that solely Allah can create that love in different’s hearts. As Allah tells us in one other verse from the Qur’an:

“As for individuals who imagine and do proper actions, the All-Merciful (Allah) will bestow His love on them.” [Qur’an, 19:96]

All reward and thanks are as a result of Allah alone, Lord of the worlds. Could the peace, blessings and salutations of Allah be upon our noble Messenger, Muhammad, and upon his household, his Companions and his true and honest followers.

Murtadha Muhammad Gusau is the Chief Imam of Nagazi-Uvete Jumu’ah and the late Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Okene’s Mosques, Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. He could be reached through: or +2348038289761.

This Jumu’ah Khutbah (Friday sermon) was ready for supply right this moment, Friday, Rabi’ul Thani 25, 1442 AH (December 11, 2020).

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Oyo reps member recovers from COVID-19, narrates expertise




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…as lawmaker visits the constituency

By Adeola Badru

A member of the Home of Representatives, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, yesterday, made her first public look on the Oyo Central Senatorial District Assembly since testing optimistic to COVID-19 early December final 12 months.

She narrated how she battled with the lethal Coronavirus, explaining that she observed the signs of the virus in early December, and instantly had a take a look at that confirmed the optimistic standing.

Previous to the departure together with her entourage from her constituency workplace, Akande-Sadipe tearfully reunited together with her ward chairmen, ladies leaders, youth leaders and a number of other followers.

Addressing newsmen, Akande-Sadipe stated: “I really feel nice, I thank God for Life and my restoration and I’m comfortable to be right here in the present day at this, Oyo Central Senatorial District assembly, being my first house outing because the battle with the lethal virus.”

She expressed gratitude to relations, political allies, and colleagues within the Home of Representatives, who stood by her in prayer through the ordeal.

“COVID-19 is actual. Through the expertise, every passing day was a present. With God first, correct medicine and administration, I overcame”
The Home of Representatives Chairman on Diaspora Affairs defined that although she was very cautious earlier than the ordeal, her expertise has taught her a lesson that really COVID-19 shouldn’t be dealt with with levity particularly amid the household unit and members of the identical family.”

“I’d advise members of my constituency and Nigerians to watch social distancing religiously and put on face masks appropriately till additional discover. This isn’t the time for socializing.”

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She suggested that when that strange fever or cough is extended, or when that respiratory discomfort is accompanied by joint aches, lack of odor or style, irritation, physique pains, and palpitations, isolate take a look at and search medical consideration.

“COVID-19 is misleading, don’t self-medicate while you really feel like you could have malaria. Search medical consideration urgently.”

The Home of Representatives member, from Oluyole Federal Constituency, stated: “I thank Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, the state Occasion Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, the Vice-Chairman, Hon. Lekan Adeyemo, Alh. Lamolo, State Organizing Secretary, Mrs. Mabel Williams, State Girl Chief, Comrade Waidi Akinleye, APC Oluyole Occasion Chairman, Oluyole leaders, Pa. Abidogun, Alh. Muibi Ogunrin, Pa. Osuolale Alamu, Hon. Oyeniyi Oyeniran Akande, Baba Garuba, Hon. Abbas Alesinloye, Hon. James Adeleke, Hon. Oyewale Samuel, Alhaja Ashake Adebiyi, Oluyole Native Authorities Girl Chief, Alh. Mufu Ladoja Oluyole LG Youth Chief, Ward Chairmen and Girls Leaders, Crew Tolu, Job CRV, Neighborhood and Spiritual Leaders, and all the great folks of Oluyole for his or her prayers and nicely needs”.

“Akande-Sadipe promised members of her constituency continued good illustration and enhanced initiatives that can put Oluyole Federal constituency on the entrance burner of developmental initiatives.”

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Buyer Shares Photograph Of The Work Desk A Carpenter Made For Her




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The client mentioned she requested the carpenter to make her a desk with drawers and he ended up putting the drawer within the center, as a substitute of to the aspect, leaving no leg room for somebody working.

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A displeased buyer has shared  photograph of a piece desk she requested a carpenter to make and what he made as a substitute.

She mentioned she requested the carpenter to make her a “desk with drawers” and the carpenter ended up putting the drawer within the center, as a substitute of to the aspect, leaving no leg oom for somebody working.

When the girl requested him the place the consumer’s legs ought to go, he responded: “There may be area”.

Some have blamed the error on the phrases the client utilized in describing what she desires to the carpenter.

Under is what the desk ought to appear to be;


Disappointed customer shares photo of the work desk a carpenter made for her



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Southwest PDP youths sort out Gov Makinde over romance with Gbenga Daniel




Southwest PDP youths tackle Gov Makinde over romance with Gbenga Daniel
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Kick towards former Ogun gov’s invitation again to occasion

By Adeola Badru

A bunch of Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) youths within the Southwest, PDP Youths Congress (PDPYC), on Thursday, mentioned anybody wooing former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel to return to the occasion doesn’t need the progress of the occasion, declaring that “PDP doesn’t want a traitor in its fold once more.”

Vanguard recalled {that a} delegation, led by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, made a name that Gbenga Daniel ought to return to the PDP and lead the occasion in Ogun State.

The PDP youth caucus mentioned it was humorous that desperation for brand new allies, having misplaced management of the occasion within the Southwest was main Governor Makinde to run to folks like Daniel, who betrayed the PDP instantly after final yr’s presidential election.

In accordance with its convener, Mr. Oluwole Durojaiye, in a chat with Vanguard, youths within the Southwest PDP wouldn’t sit again and permit Governor Makinde to convey ants infested woods into the occasion simply because the governor wished new political allies who can be able to lick his (Makinde) anus.

He mentioned: “It’s on file that regardless of being the Director-Basic of the Atiku presidential marketing campaign, Gbenga Daniel didn’t even await the official response to the election outcomes by the PDP and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar earlier than dumping the occasion.”

“The query is, would Otunba Gbenga Daniel have dumped the PDP as he did in 2019 if Atiku had received the presidential election?”

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The youths, who advised Governor Makinde to tread cautiously in his quest to maintain his rebel towards established positions of the PDP Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) and Nationwide Govt Council (NEC), reminded him that PDP crises in Ogun State and by extension the Southwest began beneath Gbenga Daniel in 2011.

“So far as we’re involved, Gbenga Daniel acted like a mole through the election and it was actions of traitors like him that value PDP that election.  Most significantly, as of right this moment, all his right-hand males are in APC. A lot of them are even appointees of the APC authorities within the state. Presently, his lodge in Abeokuta is the place APC actions do maintain and he was nonetheless in a gathering with Governor Dapo Abiodun a number of days in the past.”

“Subsequently, as a substitute of Governor Makinde happening his knees to beg Gbenga Daniel, who’s neck-deep in APC to come back and lead PDP in Ogun State, he ought to quite go and beg Governor Dapo Abiodun or Senator Ibikunle Amosun to come back and lead PDP.”

“Additionally, Governor Makinde ought to go a step additional by going to beg President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf or Senator Bola Tinubu’s son, Seyi,  to come back to the PDP and lead the occasion on the nationwide degree in order that will probably be clearer that the occasion is now utterly bought to the APC.”

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