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Family / Re: Mother Of The Onitsha Boy Punched To Death By Classmate Laments (Pictured) by MubarokX(m): 12:15pm On Dec 20, 2014
Sad story.

The boy obviously must have had a ruptured spleen / organ and was bleeding internally.

This story just highlights the incompetencies of the Nigerian health sector, halfbaked doctors working without proper facilities, and an ignorant population who think "holding down" a fatally I'll patient and maniacally praying in tongues speaking gibberish will miraculously solve the problem.

RIP to the deceased.

And u gave Ur myopic assessment based on what facts... U siddon for Ur house dey talk say the boy 'obviously must have had a ruptured spleen/organ'... do u know the meaning of the word 'obviously' and 'must have'...


Education / Re: Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife In Pictures (Old/ Construction site Pix) by MubarokX(m): 12:09pm On Dec 13, 2013

Is this the Mubarak i know?

Yes ke
Education / Re: Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife In Pictures (Old/ Construction site Pix) by MubarokX(m): 12:51am On Dec 13, 2013
Why all this!!! M a great ife student and I can categorically say that ABU has a more beautiful environment compared to OAU...might be due to the fact that they have a better maintenance culture... And I will also categorically say that OAU is incomparable when it comes to structures...

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Education / Re: Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife In Pictures (Old/ Construction site Pix) by MubarokX(m): 5:37pm On Dec 12, 2013
Seriously speaking, ABU from the pictures I've seen is more beautiful compared to OAU cuz of its greenery and superb maintenance, OAU no get maintenance culture at all... BUT... There is no school in Nigeria that can compare to OAU in terms of stuctures, like the AMPHITHEATRE,NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM,AGRIC BUILDING, SPIDER BUILDING...really,its endless, buh the lack of maintenance Bleep everything up. If the buildings were well maintained, ABU won't stand the chance. I REP OAU THOUGH.
Education / Re: Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife In Pictures (Old/ Construction site Pix) by MubarokX(m): 5:36pm On Dec 12, 2013
Seriously speaking, ABU from the pictures I've seen is more beautiful compared to OAU cuz of its greenery and superb maintenance, OAU no get maintenance culture at all... BUT... There is no school in Nigeria that can compare to OAU in terms of stuctures, like the AMPHITHEATRE,NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM,AGRIC BUILDING, SPIDER BUILDING...really,its endless, buh the lack of maintenance Bleep everything up. I REP OAU THOUGH.
Education / Re: Fgn/ASUU Signs Mou- ASUU To Call Of Strike Next Week by MubarokX(m): 10:22pm On Dec 11, 2013
FG, ASUU Reach Agreement Over Strike
Posted by: Channels Television Posted
date: December 11, 2013 In: Headlines |
comment : 2 Comments
The Federal Government and the
Academic Staff Union of Universities
have reached an agreement to end the
over five month old strike by ASUU.
The lecturer’s association has however
said that its members may return to
work next week.
The Supervising Minister of Education,
Mr. Nyesom Wike told journalists at a
meeting with the leadership of ASUU,
President of the Nigeria Labour
Congress, Executive Secretary of the
Nigerian Universities Commission and
five vice- chancellors of universities that
all contending issues between the
parties have been resolved.
The parties signed a document to seal
the agreement which spells great hope
that the over five-month old strike may
be called off within one week, although
the president of ASUU, Professor Nasir
Faggae declined to say what was
contained in the document.
ASUU’s demands include the upward
review of the retirement age for
professors from 65 to 70; adequate
funding to revitalise the university
system; progressive increase of
budgetary allocations to the education
sector by 26 per cent; transfer of federal
government property to universities;
setting up of research and development
units by companies; payment of earned
allowances; and renegotiation of the
signed agreement.
The agreement between the two is
reached barely 24 hours after the
Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr.
Doyin Okupe presented a proof of
payment of N200 billion into an account
with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The strike began on July 1 st 2013 and
lasted for over five months before this
resolution was reached.
Education / Re: Fgn/ASUU Signs Mou- ASUU To Call Of Strike Next Week by MubarokX(m): 8:26pm On Dec 11, 2013
more to follow soon
Education / Fgn/ASUU Signs Mou- ASUU To Call Of Strike Next Week by MubarokX(m): 8:25pm On Dec 11, 2013
Strike: FG/ASUU sign MoU
on december 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm in news
Following the withdrawal of the ultimatum given to the Academic Staff
Union of Universities, ASUU and the confirmation of payment of N200bn
by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the federal government and the
Union, Wednesday, signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, in
Vanguard gathered that, the strike may be called off next week when
ASUU will present the MoU to its National Executive meeting, NEC.
Education / Re: FG Shows Evidence N200bn For ASUU by MubarokX(m): 6:38pm On Dec 05, 2013
olu_kenzo :
It is sad commentary that the Nigerian President and his handlers behave puerile, wanting to score cheap points from the ASUU issue. In the first place you make these guys look like villains because they stood by the truth and insisted that you do your jobs, now the next thing Okupe and co do is to talk to the press before talking to ASUU, childish!

->>The account has been opened, is the money there?
->>If yes, why wasn't this communicated to ASUU?
->>Knowing you haven't completed the process, why run to the press, why issue an ultimatum for resumption?

Childish (adjective)

Of or suitable for a child. Behaving immaturely.

♦ (behaving immaturely) infantile, immature, silly, unbecoming

I feel you
Phones / Re: FIFA 14 For Android... by MubarokX(m): 8:28pm On Nov 22, 2013
Pls o, in need of help. Av been playing fifa 14 for sometime now on my tab,but suddenly it starts hanging and force closes once i 'Tap to continue'. Whats wrong?
Gaming / Re: What Game Are You Currently Playing? by MubarokX(m): 9:02am On Nov 20, 2013
Pls guys,I nid help. I downloaded a game Nba 2k14(700) mb, buh anytime I try installing it,it says "out of space" and I have up to 800 mb free space on my tab's internal memory...plsssss any help?
Education / ASUU May Call Off Strike Soon As A New Deal Is Offered by MubarokX(m): 11:45am On Sep 20, 2013
The Academic Staff Union of
Universities ASUU may call off the
lingering strike action across public
universities in the country, as the
Vice-President, Namadi Sambo met
with the leadership of the Academic
Staff Union of Universities, in Abuja on
The meeting which was held behind
closed doors had in attendance the
supervising Minister of Education,
Nyesom Wike and the Executive Secretary
of National Universities Commission, Prof.
Julius Okojie.
The union was led by its National
President, Dr. Nasir Faggae, and two
former Presidents of ASUU; Dr. Dipo
Fasina and Dr. Abdullahi Sule-Kano.
Others at the meeting were the Vice-
Chancellors of Bayero University Kano,
Prof. Abdulrasheed Abubakar; Prof. Isaac
Adewole of the University of Ibadan; and
Prof. Muhammed Hamisu of the Abubakar
Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
It was however uncertain if yesterday’s
discussion was fruitful as the two parties
did not disclose the outcome of the
meeting which lasted for two hours to
Fagge, however, told State House
Correspondents that the union would
make its position known after the
National Executive Council meeting.
Wike assured Nigerians that students
would soon return to school as
government was ready to make sure all
the contending issues were resolved as
soon as possible.
According to sources this was because the
Federal Government had agreed to inject
fund to revitalize the university system.
“The meeting went well, the vice-
president made some new offers that
were different from what was on ground
before. For instance, the Federal
Government had agreed to start the
injection of revitalisation fund into the
university system starting with N100bn
this year and N150bn in 2014 and this
will continue until the university system is
solid enough to stand.
Education / Re: 2013/2014 Obafemi Awolowo University ::ASPIRANTS:: by MubarokX(m): 5:01pm On Sep 07, 2013
gbam! correct!!That footpath is unique!
na so
Religion / The Bible Or The Quran, Which Is The Word Of God by MubarokX(m): 9:45pm On Sep 06, 2013
Good day Nairalanders. Curiosity made me put out this questions to you guyz. What do you think. Intellectuals only.
Education / Re: 2013/2014 Obafemi Awolowo University ::ASPIRANTS:: by MubarokX(m): 7:49pm On Sep 06, 2013
Dolphineyes: Name the Hall of residence and block if you can:
awo blk 7
Islam for Muslims / Re: Islam Preaches Violence? by MubarokX(m): 10:08pm On Aug 16, 2013
The link I gave above thoroughly explains the truth about those quranic verses that has been misconstrued... @the clown, pls read them before you comment. Remember, Islam is Perfect, Muslims are not.
Islam for Muslims / Islam Preaches Violence? by MubarokX(m): 11:12am On Aug 16, 2013
Education / ASUU,fg Fail To Reach An Agreement by MubarokX(m): 9:44pm On Aug 01, 2013
ASUU, FG fail to agree on contentious
on August 01, 2013 at 9:05 pm in News
ABUJA -THE hope for the re-opening of
universities in the shortest possible time
was dashed Thursday after the Federal
Government constituted committee
chaired by the Benue State Governor,
Hon. Gabriel Suswan in a meeting with
the leadership of the Academic Staff
Union of Universities, ASUU, failed to
agree on the contentious issues.
There were expectations that ASUU could
call off the strike after the meeting as the
National President of the union Dr. Nasir
Fagge had previously said that calling off
the strike was dependent upon what the
Federal government would place on the
table in respect of the implementation of
the 2009 agreement.
Speaking to Vanguard on the outcome of
the meeting, Dr. Fagge said, “Well it was
inaugural meeting, so naturally nothing
much was achieved. It is just that the
chairman (Governor Gabriel Suswan) told
us how he wants to carry out the
“And then he said that he thinks we
should have a sub-committee that will
liaise with TETFund and National Planning
Commission to get more information on
the technical report that was submitted
by the Needs Assessment Committee and
on the basis of that, projects will be
identified and will now look for the
On the promise he made that after the
meeting the union would take a stand
depending on what the government
would place on the table, he said, “There
is no change any way because the
meeting today is just considering one
aspect of the agreement, which is
“So what we did today was to have an
inaugural meeting on funding and our
members nation wide said nothing short
of implementation of all aspects of the
agreement will make them call off the
strike, so like I said whatever meeting we
are invited, we will go and give our
members information.
“ like I said today’s meeting was an
inaugural meeting nothing much was
achieved there order than how to go and
implementing the Needs Assessment
Report which is an aspect of funding
aspect of the agreement, so we will wait
and see whatever government decides to
do with the agreement, we are there.”
Education / ASUU Might Call Off Strike Next Thursday- Gov. Suswam by MubarokX(m): 11:31pm On Jul 26, 2013
ASUU may call off strike next Thursday
on July 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm in News
There are indications that the on-going
strike embarked upon by the Academic
Staff Union of Nigerian Universities might
be called off next Thursday.
Governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel
Suswam who dropped this hint Friday said
ASUU and the Federal Government had
reached agreements on all the
contentious issues that led to the
industrial action except two.
Suswam who was appointed as Chairman
of the Needs Assessment Implementation
Committee of the Federal Government
said after next Thursday’s deliberations
between his Committee and the various
agencies of government funding tertiary
education, all the contentious issues
would likely be resolved.
Speaking to news men in Abuja after
attending a meeting between the Federal
Government’s delegation and ASUU,
Suswam said that agreements had been
reached by both parties on all issues
except two.
Said he: “We reached agreements on all
issues except two. These two issues are
those of earned allowances of lecturers
and intervention for the federal
universities. These are the only issues
that are still outstanding.”
The Benue Governor further said he
believed that by next week after his
Committee would have arrived at an
agreement on all the issues, ASUU would
call off the strike.
He continued: ”The SGF would meet with
the leadership of ASUU on the issue of
earned allowances by next Monday.
Then my committee which is dealing with
the issue of the needs assessment of the
universities would meet again next
Thursday and take another look at all the
infrastructural deficits which the federal
universities are facing.
If you go to our universities, you would
agree that they are facing infrastructural
deficits and that is why my committee
would meet with all the funding agencies
next Thursday for the purpose of
prioritizing all the projects that need to
be executed. We are going to invite all
the agencies that are involved in the
funding of the universities including the
Central Bank of Nigeria.”
Suswam further stated that the issues on
agreements have been reached include:
those of retirement age for university
lecturers- which has now been increased
from 65 to 70 years; the constitution of
the governing councils of the universities
which has already been done by the
Government; the setting up of a pension
administrator and the issue of persuading
companies operating in the country to set
up research centers in the universities.
Said he: “As far as I am concerned, if the
issues concerning intervention and earned
allowances are resolved next week, then
the strike could be called off”
Among those who attended the meeting
were Secretary to the Government of the
Federation Senator Anyim Pius Anyim,
Minister of Labour, Hon. Emeka Wogu,
Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayatu
Rufai and President of Academic Staff
Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Nasir
Education / ASUU To Meet Again With Ministers And National Assembly by MubarokX(m): 11:41pm On Jul 12, 2013
ASUU strike update: Lecturers to meet
with lawmakers, ministers on Monday
Nicholas Ibekwe - 7 hours ago
ASUU embarked on a strike action last
Striking university lecturers will on
Monday hold a crucial meeting with
federal lawmakers and ministers, their
leader has said.
The National President of the Academic
Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,
Professor Nasir Fagge, told PREMIUM
TIMES the union would meet with the
members of the joint National Assembly
education committee on Monday.
Monday’s scheduled meeting follows the
walk out by the university lecturers from
an earlier one on Tuesday. The Tuesday
meeting was attended by members of
the Senate and House of Representatives
Committee on Education, as well as the
ministers of education and labour.
The lecturers said they were kept waiting
for over two hours by the lawmakers and
they had to leave because they had
another appointment.
“The meeting was slated for 1:00 p.m.
When we arrived, we met two people
there – a member of the house
committee on education and Executive
Secretary for National Board of Technical
Education. We waited for 30 minutes and
were told to go and wait at the office of
(Senator) Chukwumerije. We left the
complex around 3:30 p.m. because we
were going to attend another meeting
slated for 3 p.m.,” Mr. Fagge told
“They (NASS members) called yesterday
(Wednesday) to say the meeting has
been rescheduled for Monday.”
The don, however, refused to say if the
outcome of the meeting would affect the
strike in any way.
“I don’t act on speculations. I like
crossing my bridge when I get there. We
cannot say. If we do, it means we’re not
attending with an open mind. Our union
is a union of intellectuals; we engage in
dialogue with an open mind. We would
decide on the next course of action after
the meeting.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Fagge said the union
does not owe the legislator any apologies
for Tuesday’s failed negotiation. The
lawmakers had described the lecturers as
“snubs” for allegedly walking out on
“It is arrogant of them to snub us
knowing that this meeting is in the
interest of our children. I suggest that a
strong-worded letter be written to the
union to tell them that we are not happy
with their action,” said House of
Representative member, Jerry Alagbaoso
However, Mr. Fagge said they never met
the legislators so it was wrong for them
to say that ASUU representatives walked
out on them.
“How can you walk out from a meeting if
you’re not in the same place with the
other party?” he asked. “Unless my
understanding of English is faulty, you can
walk out on somebody when you’re at the
same place at the same time. They were
having their meeting in the committee’s
room; we were at Uche Chukwumerijie’s
(senate committee on education
chairman) office. They kept us waiting for
two hours thirty minutes. How could we
have walked out on them? So, if we
didn’t walk out on them there is no basis
of demanding for an apology,” he said.
ASUU declared an indefinite strike last
Tuesday based on the refusal of
government to honour the terms of a
2009 agreement and a 2012
memorandum of understanding it signed
with the lecturers for improved welfare
and increased funding for universities.
Religion / The Truth About Islam And Terrorism by MubarokX(m): 9:14am On Jul 12, 2013
Islam means the religion of peace. A
person following Islam will find that he or
she is surrounded by noble teachings, the
aim of which is to establish peace between
man and Allah, the Creator of all; between
man and man; and between man and the
rest of Allah’s creation.
How does such a religion deal with the
issue of terrorism? And what does the
word terrorist mean? Dictionaries will
define a terrorist as one who
systematically uses violence and
intimidation to achieve political ends – or
one who controls or forces others to do
something by violence, fear or threats.
All these definitions are covered by two
words in the Holy Qur’an, the sacred book
of Islam: Fitnah and Ikrâh.
In the Holy Qur’an, God begins to deal
with the issue of terrorism by teaching
Muslims never to become terrorists in the
first place. Two of the very first verses of
our Holy Book say: ‘Al-Fitnatu ashad-du
minal qatl’ – meaning that in the sight of
Allah, ‘persecution, or making people
constantly fear for their lives, is much
worse than killing’. And also: ‘Lâ ikrâha fid-
dîn’ – ‘There shall be no compulsion in
religion’, that is to say, that no one has the
right to force others into complying with
their demands or compelling others to
follow their line of thinking.
Allah Almighty warns the believers again
and again that they should never abandon
Him, the source of all goodness. Allah
Almighty reminds us that it is those who
have abandoned Him and thrown away all
good, and divested themselves of every
shred of human decency, that are the ones
who will eventually resort to terrorizing
others, forcing them into complying with
their demands. The believers are
repeatedly reminded that they would lose
Allah Almighty’s love and His favors if they
ever began to behave in that way.
But Islam does not content itself with
these injunctions strongly forbidding
Muslims from ever becoming terrorists. It
also makes sure that the believers are
made into highly moral, excellently
behaved people, by inculcating those lofty
human values that can turn them into
people who sincerely love humankind
without distinction of religion, race or
social status. Islam no doubt encourages
the logical and rational discussion of views
with people of all creeds in a calm and
dispassionate way, with the only aim that
truth prevail over error and falsehood. But
it also reminds us that it is error and
falsehood as such that are to be hated and
detested. The people who unfortunately
hold on to error are never to be hated. In
Islam, an amazingly powerful emphasis is
laid on developing love for mankind and on
the vital importance of showing mercy and
sympathy towards every creature of Allah
Almighty, including human beings and
animals. For indeed, love and true
sympathy are the very antidote of
It is related by ‘Ayesha, may Allah be
pleased with her, the talented wife of the
Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him, that some
desert Arabs came to him one day and
asked: ‘Do you kiss your children?’ He
answered: ‘Yes.’ They said: ‘We never kiss
them.’ The Prophet (sa) said:‘What can I
do if your hearts have been stripped of
compassion?’ He also said that Allah
Almighty has no mercy for him who has no
mercy for his fellow beings.
The measure of compassion shown by the
Holy Prophet (sa) cannot but amaze
anyone who knows how rough and violent
was the society into which he had been
born. Abu Qatâdah, may Allah be pleased
with her, relates that the Messenger of
Allah told him: ‘It happens that I stand up
to lead the prayer, having in mind to
lengthen it. Then I hear the cry of an
infant and I shorten the prayer fearing lest
I should cause inconvenience to its
Far from inciting hatred and
aggressiveness in its followers, Islam
keeps on enjoining kindness and sympathy
for all. The Holy Prophet Muhammad, may
peace and blessings of Allah be upon him,
said: ‘Charity is incumbent upon every
human limb every day on which the sun
rises. To bring about reconciliation
between two contestants is charity.
Helping a person mount his animal or to
load his baggage on to it is charity. A good
word is charity. Every step taken toward
the mosque for prayer is charity. To
remove anything from the street that
causes inconvenience is charity.’
He incessantly admonished Muslims to
behave well towards their neighbors,
saying: ‘That one will not enter Paradise
whose neighbor is not safe against his
He also declared: ‘By Him in Whose Hands
is my life, you will not enter Paradise
unless you believe, and you will not truly
believe unless you love one another. Shall
I tell you something whereby you will love
one another? Multiply the greeting of
peace among yourselves.’
One day he found a mother bird beating
her wings on the ground in distress. He
asked his companions: ‘Who has done
this?’ They said: ‘We took her young ones
out of her nest.’ The Holy Prophet (sa)
said: ‘Restore them to her. No mother
must be tormented on account of her
On another occasion, he found one of his
companions setting fire to an anthill. He
immediately told them to put out the fire
saying: ‘No one has the right to torment
others with fire.’
As Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an
that the true believers are: ‘those who
suppress their anger and forgive people’,
likewise, the Holy Messenger of Allah,
Muhammad, may peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him, said: ‘Allah is Gentle
and loves gentleness in all things. Make
things easy and do not make them hard.
And cheer people up and do not repel
It is clear that the true believers and all
other good, honest people are always on
the receiving end of terrorism, never on
the delivering end. Whenever such
tendencies appear in society by which the
peace is being disturbed and people
cannot live their lives without fear,
Muslims are enjoined to counter them
first of all by reasoning with those
responsible for the disturbance. The Holy
Qur’an says:
Call unto the way of your Lord [that is the
way of justice and goodness] with wisdom
and goodly exhortation, and argue with
them in a way that is best. (Ch.16: v.126)
And the Qur’an repeatedly tells us to seek
help from Allah Almighty with patience
and p r a y e r. But if reasoning with those
people bent on wickedness and praying for
them fail to bring about a change in their
ways, then Allah Almighty says, again at
the end of Chapter 16, verse 127:
‘Then if you desire to punish the
oppressors, punish them to the extent you
have been wronged.’
Allah Almighty commands the Muslims
that when things get out of hand, they
should join forces to restore peace by use
of reasonable force. They have been
enjoined by the Holy Prophet Muhammad,
may peace and blessings of Allah be upon
him, to join forces if need be with
followers of other faiths to do so. Thus, in
the famous document known as the
Treaty of Medina, The Messenger of Allah
Article 1:
This is the treaty of Muhammad, the
Prophet (the Messenger of Allah) between
the Believers and Muslims of the Quraish
and the people of Yathrib, and between
those who follow them and join them in
fighting (the common enemy).
Article 2:
And it is that they constitute an Ummah
Wâhidah (One Nation) separate from other
Article 25:
And also that the Jews of the tribe of ‘Auf
constitute an Ummah Wâhidah with the
Believers - even though the Jews will
follow their own religion and the Muslims
will follow their own - and this will include
both their friends and themselves.
(Quoted from Reuben Levy in ‘Sociology of
Islam, part I, pages 279-282)
Here, all the inhabitants of the city of
Yathrib, or Medina, were called upon to
join in fighting the forces that were
terrorizing the citizens.
Muslims have been made to promise that
they will help defend the followers of
other faiths from unjust and cruel attacks
as well. For example, in his charter for all
time to come addressed to all Christians
living as citizens under Muslim rule, the
Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him, states:
I promise that any monk or wayfarer who
will seek my help on the mountains, in
forests, deserts or habitations, or in places
of worship, I will repel his enemies with
my friends and helpers, with all my
relatives and with all those w ho profess
to follow me and will defend them,
because they are my covenant. And I will
defend the covenanted against the
persecution, injury and embarrassment of
their enemies in lieu of the poll tax they
have promised to pay. If they prefer to
defend their properties and persons
themselves, they will be allowed to do so
and will not be put to any inconvenience
on that account.
No bishop will be expelled from his
bishopric, no monk from his monastery, no
priest from his place of worship, and no
pilgrim will be detained in his pilgrimage.
None of their churches and other places of
worship will be desolated or destroyed or
demolished. No material of their churches
will be used to build mosques or houses
for the Muslims; any Muslim doing so will
be regarded as recalcitrant to Allah and His
Prophet. Monks and Bishops will be
subject to no tax or indemnity whether
they live in forests or on rivers, in the East
or in the West, in the North or in the
South. I give them my word of honor.
They are on my promise and covenant and
will enjoy perfect immunity from all sorts
of inconveniences. Every help shall be
given them in the repair of their churches.
They shall be absolved of wearing arms.
They shall be protected by the Muslims.
Let this document not be disobeyed till
Judgment Day.” (Quoted from Balâdhar)
In Islam, every effort is thus made to
protect the peace of not only the Muslims,
but also of the followers of other faiths.
Allah Almighty says:
And if Allah did not defend some men by
means of others, there would surely have
been pulled down monasteries, churches,
synagogues and mosques wherein the
name of Allah is oft remembered. (Ch.22:
However, Muslims have been warned by
the Holy Founder of Islam, Muhammad,
the Messenger of Allah, may peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him, that when
they enter the territory of those who have
been terrorizing and harshly persecuting
them, they should not lose all sense of
perspective and justice, and be tempted to
start acting savagely, like the terrorists
themselves. The worst crime of
ungratefulness would be that committed
by a people who, having forgotten that
they had just been subjected to terrible
cruelties, start meting out the same, if not
worse, cruelties to others. The Prophet
‘You will meet those who remember
Almighty Allah in their houses of worship.
Have no dispute with them, and give no
trouble to them. In the enemy country, do
not kill any women or children, or the
blind, or the old. Do not pull down any
tree; nor pull down any building.’ (Quoted
from Halbiyyah, Vol.3).
So the only Jihad permitted in Islam is the
war of the oppressed against the
oppressor, the war waged to protect the
peace of all people irrespective of their
religion or creed. Tactics used today such
as suicide bombing, etc. are absolutely out
of the question for true followers of Islam.
Allah Almighty says:
And kill not your own selves. Surely Allah
is Merciful to you. (Ch.4: v. 30)
…and cast not yourselves into ruin with
your own hands… (Ch.2: v.196)
Islam strictly forbids the killing of
innocent, non-aggressive people:…no
hostility is allowed except against the
aggressors. (Ch.2: v.194)
These three verses alone are sufficient to
prevent Muslims from crashing airplanes
into buildings, or from sending suicide
bombers to blow up innocent civilians.
Once the evildoers have ceased
misbehaving and have been justly
punished for their crimes, then Allah
Almighty says:
And fight them until there is no more
persecution, and religion is freely
professed for Allah. But if they desist, then
remember that no hostility is allowed
except against the aggressors. (Ch.2:
To sum up, Islam advocates three steps
against terrorism:
1. To give an excellent moral upbringing
to all Muslims, so that they become
upright, just, moral, kind and loving
people, thereby ensuring that they
never disrupt the peace of others.
2. Whenever the peace is disrupted, to
reason and argue with the evildoers,
and sincerely pray for them, to make
them change their ways.
3. If all reasoning fails, then to join forces
with all good people to combat the
mischief-mongers until peace has been
restored, but always keeping the
dictates of justice in view.
It is our belief that not only Islam, but no
true religion, whatever its name, can
sanction violence and bloodshed of
innocent men, women and children in the
name of Allah Almighty. Terrorists may use
religious or political labels, but no one
should be deceived by their wily ways and
treacherous guiles. They have nothing to
do with religion. They are the enemies of
peace. They must be combated at every
level as advocated by Islam, the religion of
Education / Ui Students Protest Against The Ongoing Strike by MubarokX(m): 5:18am On Jul 12, 2013
UI students’ protest paralyses
commercial activities
on July 12, 2013 at 1:00 am in News
IBADAN — STUDENTS of the University of
Ibadan, yesterday, paralysed commercial
activities in the ancient city when they
moved out of campus to protest Federal
Government’s alleged insensitivity to
myriad of problems in education sector.
The angry students went on a peaceful
protest to major streets in the city with
various placards with inscriptions such as
‘Nigeria: Giant or Dwarf of Africa,’
‘Education is dead in Nigeria,’ ‘Adieu to
education sector in Nigeria,’ among
During the protest that lasted for hours,
vehicular movements were paralysed as
motorists going to places like Mokola,
Dugbe, Ilorin and other northern parts of
the country could not.
As a result, commuters, transporters and
passengers groaned while trekking long
The students called for the resignation of
the Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu
The protest was supervised by Divisional
Police Officer of Sango, Mrs. Olufunmilayo
Akinfenwa, who ensured that hoodlums
did not hijack it.
Led by SUG President UI, Babatunde
Badmus, the students in a communiqué
read during the protest, complained
about unnecessary establishment of more
tertiary institutions in Nigeria while the
available ones suffer neglect.
They also called for modernisation of
decayed facilities and obsolete style of
teaching in tertiary institutions in Nigeria
in the best interest of the future of the
nation and Nigerians.
“While politicians like Chief Obafemi
Awolowo spent so much on education our
president today, is non-chalant to the
extent that he takes pride in jetting out
while pressing national issues that need
his attention arise. Ruqayyatu Rufai
should resign if she lacks the clue to the
problem in the education sector.
“They take their children out of the
country to private universities and cripple
public universities in order to deprive the
children of the masses right to education.
We shall resist this attempt,” the student
union leader said.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Army Gives Egypt's President A 48-hour Notice by MubarokX(m): 7:40am On Jul 03, 2013
This egyptians sef, u chased away ur dictator nd elected a president democratically, having spent a little over a year, u want to chase him from his mandated right...dats not d democracy u were clamouring for... M sure the military is with the opposition. #stubborn people... I pray no blood shed

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