The Life of Prophet Isa AS (Jesus) and Maryam Bint Imran (Virgin Mary) English Edition In many verses of the Glorious Qur'an Allah SWT (God) The Exalted denied the claim of the Christians that He has a son. A delegation from Nagran came to the Prophet Muhammad SAW. They began to talk about their claim about the Trinity, which is that Allah is three in one, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, with some disagreement among their sects. That is why Allah SWT (God) affirmed in many verses of The Noble Qur'an that Prophet Isa AS (Jesus) is a slave of Allah, whom He molded in the womb of his mother like any other of His creatures, and that He created him without a father, as He created Prophet Adam AS without a father or a mother. “The similitude of Jesus before Allah SWT (God) is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: “Be.” And he was.” (The Noble Quran 3:59)
The British Colonial Legacy in Northern Nigeria A Social Ethical Analysis of the Colonial and Post-Colonial Society and Politics in Nigeria.Revised Edition 2019 A highly respected Christian leader and social philosopher, Yusufu Turaki, has in this Book, provided a brilliant anatomy and analysis of Colonial Legacy in post-colonial Nigeria. It is a "must read" book not only to academic readership but also to policy makers and the clergy as well. For, this great work, from the heart of a social ethicist and theologian, has eloquently utilized great insights from many scholars and disciplines analysing Nigeria's socio-political and moral predicaments. In summary, the author clearly asserts that (1) It is not possible for us to have proper grasp of the nature of political events, trends and patterns in Nigeria today without understanding her colonial legacies, (2) it is not possible for us to solve contemporary socio-political problems in Nigeria without correcting the inherited colonial structures and redressing the injustices generated by these colonial legacies of post-colonial Nigeria. We must do so by using the principles of Justice, Equality, Freedom and Equity in socio-political relationships and in the distribution of resources for the benefit of all.Yusufu Turaki is a Professor of Theology and Social Ethics. He teaches Theology and Social Ethics at the Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS) since 1980. He studied Theology at Igbaja Theological Seminary, Nigeria (Th.B.); Theology and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA (MATS); and Social Ethics at Boston University, USA (Ph.D.). He was a Research Scholar with the Research Enablement Program sponsored by the PEW Charitable Trusts and administered by the Overseas Ministry Study Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Yale Divinity School, Yale University, USA. He is currently the Regional Director of the International Bible Society Nigeria. He is married to Deborah and they have four children: Nyela, Yimi, Iyakachi and Ladi.
Terjemahan Dan Makna Surat 108 Al-Kautsar (Nikmat Yang Berlimpah) The River of Paradise. Surah Al-Kausar atau Al-Kawthar adalah surah ke-108 dalam Al-Qur'an. Surah ini tergolong surah Makkiyah dan terdiri dari 3 ayat yang menjadi surah terpendek dalam Al-Qur'an. Kata Al-Kausar sendiri berarti nikmat yang banyak dan diambil dari ayat pertama dari surah ini artinya karunia Allah SWT berupa telaga Al-Kautsar bagi orang-orang penghuni surga. Dari Anas, dia berkata: Pada suatu hari ketika Rasulullah berada di tengah kami, Beliau mengantuk sekejap. Kemudian Beliau mengangkat kepalanya dengan senyum. Maka kami bertanya: “Apa yang membuatmu tertawa, wahai Rasulullah?” Rasulullah menjawab,”Baru saja turun kepadaku sebuah surat,” maka Beliau membaca surat Al Kautsar. Kemudian Rasulullah bersabda,”Apakah kalian tahu apakah Al Kautsar itu?” Maka kami berkata,”Allah dan RasulNya lebih mengetahui.” Rasulullah bersabda,”Al Kautsar adalah sungai yang dijanjikan Allah SWT untukku. Disana terdapat kebaikan yang banyak. Ia adalah telaga yang akan didatangi umatku pada hari Kiamat. Jumlah bejananya sebanyak bintang-bintang” (Hadist Sahih) Surah Al-Kawthar or Al-Kautsar ("Abundance or The River of Paradise) is the 108th and shortest chapter (surah) of the Quran. There are several differing opinions as to the circumstances under which it was supposedly revealed. According to Ibn Ishaq, it was revealed in Makka, some time before the Isra and Mi'raj. Imam Ahmad recorded from Anas bin Malik that a man said, "O Messenger of Allah! What is Al-Kawthar He replied: (It is a river in Paradise which my Lord has given me, It is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. There are birds in it whose necks are (long) like carrots.) Umar said, "O Messenger of Allah! Verily, they (the birds) will be beautiful. The Prophet replied, The one who eats them (the people of Paradise) will be more beautiful than them, O `Umar. (Sahih Hadith)
"You know I cannot commit such atrocity my love. I cannot sleep with anothers wife." Tomori stressed, looking away as she moved to untie her once white wrapper. It was now brown and dirty, showing all she had to suffer just to make sure there was no stain of blood on it. Brown and black was allowed, but not red. Not yet. "I would rather die than be called the wife of that animal." She hissed. "Yet you are his wife anyways, and until we leave his territory, you would always be his wife." He replied. "My lord, I'm beginning to think that you don't want me any more." Abebi sniffles and he freezes in discomfort. "My loyalties have been sworn to the king since I became a warrior." "You had better choose one, your loyalties to your king, or your loyalty to me." ... The prophecy was simple, only Abebi could give the aged king a son, only she could bear the heir to the throne. Thrown into a marriage she despised, Abebi runs away with her lover, the head warrior of the village, in search of refuge and another life. But fate has other plans, as the king is not ready to have his only chance of having a son slip through his fingers. Cue bloodshed and war, it's a fight of survival, and a quest for freedom. ... For Tomori to finally get his wife, he must pay the highest bride price. He must pay with his life. For every love story comes with a price.
Prophet Musa Ibn Imran known as Prophet Moses AS in the Bible, considered a prophet and messenger in Islam, is the most frequently mentioned individual in The Holy Quran, his name being mentioned 136 times. The Noble Quran states that Prophet Musa AS or Moses was sent by Allah SWT (God) to the Pharaoh of Egypt and his establishments and the Israelites for guidance and warning. Prophet Musa AS is mentioned more in The Holy Quran than any other individual, and his life is narrated and recounted more than that of any other prophet. According to Islam, all Muslims must have faith in every prophet (nabi) and messenger (rasul) which includes Prohet Musa AS (Moses) and his brother Prophet Aaron AS (Harun).
Ancient writers of Judeo-Christian extraction did not intend to banish Blacks from the sacred texts in the same way that Plato banished poets from the Republic. Regarding this, three important facts should be borne in mind. In the first place, studies (of which Snowden's are the most exhaustive and authoritative) have established that Black racial prejudice is a modern phenomenon; that in all ancient societies, Blacks were highly respected and admired. There is every reason to believe that ancient Israel was not an exception to this case. Read ahead and see fascinating facts and evident on the black ancestors of Christ
The Meaning of Surah 71 Nuh (Prophet Noah AS) From Holy Quran (El Sagrado Coran) Bilingual Edition English Spanish. Surah 71 Nuḥ (Prophet Noah AS) is the seventy-first sura of The Holy Quran with 28 ayat. It is about the Islamic prophet Noah (Nuḥ) and his complaint about his people rejecting all warning God gave them through Prophet Noah AS (Nuh). In Nuh, the seventy-first surah, the Quran refers to Nuh’s prophethood in snippets. Nuh is a messenger of God. When Nuh realizes the messages are not accepted by the community, he supplicated to God. God planned to flood the community of Nuh at a specified time. God commanded Nuh to warn the people of the flood. God brings forth the water from the skies to prove Nuh’s message to be accurate. In the Quran, the flood is a symbolization of the mercy of God to the believers. Allah SWT (God) gives the world a new beginning. The disbelievers disbelieved God's message and messenger Nuh so they were drowned. Because his people are unable to grasp the idea of the existence of one God, the lives of Prophet Muhammad SAW and Prophet Nuh AS (Noah) are parallel to each other for the time of the revelation of this surah. The surah was used to increase the faith of the believers; it shows that Prophet Nuh AS (Noah) before Prophet Muhammad SAW had difficulties in dealing with the disbelievers of his time. Ayat 1–4 discusses the message Nuh received from God to share with his community, to serve God. In Ayat 5–20, Nuh informs God that his people are not accepting his message. Nuh tries to make clear to the people that all of the Earth, the sun, the moon are signs of God’s existence. In Ayat 21–24, Nuh asks God to rid the world of the evildoers because they refused to abandon their idols and encourage others to do the same. In Ayat 25–28, the disbelievers were all drowned and sent to Hell (as a result of the flood). Nuh asks God to forgive the believers and to destroy the disbelievers because their faith will lead many astray. The surah is entirely Meccan meaning it was revealed while Muhammad was trying to create a Muslim community in Mecca. According to the Tanzil version, it was the seventy-first surah revealed. It was revealed after the sixteenth surah, An-Nahl (“The Bee”) and before the fourteenth surah Ibrahim (“Abraham”). According to Noldeke’s version, Nuḥ was the fifty-third surah to be revealed. It was revealed after the thirty-seventh surah Saaffaat (“Those Who Set The Ranks”), and before the seventy-sixth surah, Insaan or Dahr (“Man” or “Time”). Main themes of Surah Nuh's include: belief in One God (Pure Monotheism), signs of God (the Earth, Sun, Moon), and punishment of denying Allah's message.
Ndi Igbo! This book is not about me! It is about us: whether we remain in Nigeria or breakout of the Nigerian project, one thing is certain; Ala-Igbo is in disarray and in serious need of our attention as a people; and this is because we have ignored our homeland for too long in pursuit of green pastures where we think the grass is greener than it is at home. We have built business empires everywhere in the colonial enclave of Nigeria; but have neglected our homeland; we turn forests into modern cities everywhere, but allow alaigbo to become derelict, which has made the wise word of our fathers “aku ruo ulo” a sad joke. Our leadership at home has continued to fail, because our leaders left the homeland in search of contracts in Abuja and to pursue their businesses in Lagos while our homeland is in crisis and no one seems to care how our culture, values and traditions are fading away. If you pay attention, you will notice that the Igbo Nation is truly on the brink. Our economy at home is in a state of Total Meltdown, and our nation is heading towards total collapse. So Ndi Igbo must have a rethink, pull back and rebuild their own nation like the other groups have done; learn how to live in a complex country like Nigeria and yet do well as a people; yes we will not abandon our collective interest and responsibilities in the Nigerian project while we are still part of the colonial archive, but we cannot ignore the fact that Igbo land is our home and we must build it, cherish it, love it and believe in its future. This book is to remind us that it doesn’t matter where we go and what we achieve outside, we must make our homeland look like home again, because our dignity as a people depends on it and our success as a nation can only be guaranteed if we create an economy in the homeland that will work for Ndi Igbo; whether we remain part of Nigeria or not.
NIGERIAN POLITICAL HISTORY PUT IN PROPER PERSPECTIVE This book - NIGERIAN GREAT SPEECHES From Colonial Era to Modern Time - is an invaluable resource for every Nigerian who needs a clearer view of Nigeria's political evolution. Getting the views and perspectives of major actors can only help us to make better sense of the major events in Nigeria's political history. For instance, to make better sense of Nigeria's first ever military coup, we need the views of the coup plotters, the officers who foiled the coup, and of course, the views of the top politician of the day. To make better sense of the civil war, we need to balance the rhetoric of General Yakubu Gowon with those of Colonel Ojukwu. In the same vein, how can we make better sense of the drama of June 1993 without learning what the principal actors - General Ibrahim Babangida and MKO Abiola - had to say? The same is valid for both Chief Ernest Shonekan and General Sanni Abacha, as it regard the aborted third republic. In the end, we can sieve those perspective and draw our own informed conclusions. Yet, there are pockets of independent events that excites curiosity. From Isaac Boro's 'Twelve-day Revolution' to the conviction and execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and Gen. Abacha's death sentence on Prof. Wole Soyinka, there is so much to explore and enjoy. This book therefore will not only inform and educate, it will also make for an interesting learning adventure.
"You are no strangers to the tragic recent past of our dear country, neither are you strangers to the present positive developments taking place back home. Let us remember that only very few countries would survive what Nigeria went through between 1985 and June 1998, the period I wish to refer to as the “Dark Age” of Nigeria. However, as a nation of special destiny, Nigeria is bouncing back – what a miracle! The Nigerian First Republic was characterized by bitter ethnic politics. Political violence was rampant. Corruption was not absent, concepts of enlightened governance, the attendant teething problems were understandable, and perhaps, ought to have been expected within certain limitations"... Excerpts from the book Falling Skies. Falling Skies is a nonpolitical compilation and patriotic piece. It is an advocacy for a better world. A clarion call to a better standing country, free from chaos, corruption and injustice with exemplary stories from past leaders, which cuts across the good and the bad leaderships. Falling Skies focuses more on how we can learn from past leaderships in creating a new and reformed nation in this present day time. It is an eye opener to avoid making the same mistakes made by leaders and high officials in the past. It is thus, a most read for every patriotic citizen.