Tag Archives: Islam

Beggars Life In The Society (Almajiranci)


By HASSANA ZUBAIRU DAGONA Begging (Almajiranci) starts when ones parents took him to another place be it a hamlet, village, town or to a city in some cases for the purpose of acquiring Islamic knowledge. The life of such individuals in the society is painful especially when it comes to the issue of food and […]

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Sheikh Ja’afar: His Immortal legacy


By MOHAMMAD QADDAM SIDQ ISA    Last week Friday 13th April, 2012 is exactly five years since the brutal assassination of Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adam. I was thousands of kilometres away on that fateful day when I got some repeated missed calls on my cell phone, which evoked suspicion in me that something was probably […]

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‘Boko Haram is a Conduit Pipe in the Presidency’ – Tukur Mamu


DESERT HERALD has been following the activities the Jama’a Ahlilsunnah Wal Da’a wati popularly called Boko Haram right from the onset. Spiritual leader and founder of the sect, late Muhammad Yusuf granted the paper his last interview on earth, before his killing under suspicious circumstances.  Maryam Musa and the Editor-in-Chief of Society Watchdog magazine, Akubo […]

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Ex-Yobe SSG Narrowly Escapes Boko Haram Attack


By OUR CORRESPONDENT Our target is Ba’aba and all those Northern Politicians that looted at the expense of the poor, says Boko Haram Spokesman In a teleconference with DESERT HERALD last week, the self styled spokesman of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abu Qaqa, exclusively told this paper that it was their men that visited […]

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‘Bad Muslims’ and the rest of us


By Suraj Oyewale Like any other adjective that borders on morality, the word ‘bad’ is one that does not have a universal definition. Even making it more susceptible to relativism is the word it is qualifying in the topic of this piece. So it is necessary to open this intervention by appreciating who a bad […]

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