Christianity is one of the two major religions in the African continent, the other being Islam. In Africa, the religion was first introduced in Egypt in the mid-first century. However, the further spread of Christianity in North Africa was hindered by the Islamic conquests of large parts of the region.
Similar to how Christians love him and adore him, Jesus is also one of the most loved prophets in Islam, and Allah tells us many stories about the miracles that he performed in the Quran. Even Mary, the mother of Jesus, was the only person who was mentioned by the name in the Quran, and this proves how deeply Allah loved Jesus and his mother.
Religion has been an integral part of the way of life of many Africans and is still very much important in the African society today. Many people follow different religious practices from Christianity to Islam and even other indigenous African religions. The African society sees religion as a very important practice in life, however, the excessive importance people place on their religion has caused a lot of terror around the world through religious clashes.
Boxing is one of the most popular combat sports in the entire world. This is because so many people are interested in professional boxing. However, boxing is more popular across America than in Africa. It is also one of the most respected sports in Europe. However, it should be said that there are some professional boxers who converted from Christianity to Islam.
Islam enjoys a dominant presence in the Horn of Africa, much of West Africa, North Africa, and the Swahili Coast. The religion has however been met with resistance and criticisms in some nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. 1. Mauritania Mauritania established itself as the Islamic Republic after it gained sovereignty in 1960.
Jesus Christ in Islam Muslims believe that Jesus Christ was a prophet of God and was born to a virgin (Mary). They also believe he will return to Earth before the day of judgement to restore Justice and defeat the False Messiah (Antichrist). Mary (called “Maryam” in Arabic) has an entire chapter in the Qur’an named for her — the only chapter in the Qur’an named for a female figure.
1. Ahmadiyya is an Islamic sect founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Ahmadis believe that science is the study of the acts of God and religion is the study of the word of God and the two cannot possibly contradict each other. They believe that Adam, the prophet, was simply the first Prophet and not the first human on earth.
A report reaching us from Punch Newspaper has confirmed the attack on a mosque by armed bandits. The report revealed that the incident happened in Maza-Kuka community of Mashegu local government area of Niger State. A source revealed that the attackers stormed the community on motorcycles and went straight to the mosque while their victims were having their morning prayer killing about 18 persons and injuring several others in the process.
1. The 'Station of Abraham' is a small square stone associated with prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael) and their building of the Kaaba in what is now the Great Mosque of Mecca in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia. According to Islamic tradition, the imprint on the stone came from Abraham's feet.
Mohammed Salah of Liverpool is one of the most prolific football forwards in the world. He is known for his special goal celebration in which he usually demonstrate something that look like the Muslim act of worship. Mohammed Salah always go down in what is called sujud in Islam whenever he scores a goal.
Christianity is the largest religion in the world with about 2.1 billion followers. It is a monotheistic religious group based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. All over the world, there are holy sites associated with Christianity and believed to play a significant role in the life of Christians.
A beard is the hair that grows on some areas of the human face; the jaw, chin, cheeks, the upper lips and the lower lips. Beards are natural features that grows largely on males, either those attaining the age of puberty or adults. Although their are several reasons why people grow beards these days; fashion, culture, and so on.
Islam is a religion that cannot be practiced for fun or world benefits. Allah urges all Muslim ummah to believe in the five pillars of Islam, without you believing in it you don't deserve to be called a Muslim. Furthermore, Allah said whoever build-up the act of the five pillars of Islam in him, will be rewarded with paradise if he did not have an evil thought in his mind towards his brothers in Islam.
Alcohol in Islam Alcohol is not directly declared as Haram in holy Quran. There is no single verse in the entire Qur'an that says it is haram. The holy Quran asserts that Alcohol demerits outweight its merits. Remember that there were no pain killer, anaesthesia, disinfectant, anti-congestion type of drug available in those days.
The act of belief in God is peculiar to most religions of the world. Yet the practitioners of one of the three most pronounced religions of the world, that is Islam, still has some unresolved misgivings about their faith. According to Quran 3:145 and Quran 8:68, a Muslim needs:
Many Muslims around the world today celebrate the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Many Muslims believe that in the month of Rabiu'l Awwal, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was born. It was on this day that Allah (SWT) bestowed on His creatures the most precious gift of all, the Holy Prophet (SAW), according to Islam.
Islam is a religion of peace, that also teaches us the worshipping of Allah alone, without associating him with anyone. The importance of the five daily prayers serves as a way for us to create a special time with Allah in seeking any help or guide from him.
African traditional religions were the main religions in the region. Arab merchants introduced Islam to West Africa around the ninth century through North Africa from the Middle East. Photo Credit: Whichgodsaves.com Starting from the fifteenth century, Christianity was introduced as a harbinger of colonialism and as an agent of monotheism, westernization, and education.
Photo Used For Illustrative Purpose Only Nigeria is a secular country with practitioners of different faiths even though the constitution only recognizes three major religions namely Islam, Christianity, and traditionalism. Among these three, Christianity and Islam are given massive acceptance. Despite general consideration for the two religions, many of the worshippers have not been tolerant enough with their counterparts in faith and some fanatical religious leaders are the ones instigating people of one faith against believers of the other.
When we talk about Parents, they are the ones to also worship apart from Allah and His Messengers. Parents are the ones who give births to us. Our parents are the ones who guide and nurtured us. Allah said, apart from him and his messengers the other person to worship is our parents.