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Understanding PISTIS

Understanding PISTIS

Faith is coined from the Greek word PISTIS which means persuasion, belief, assurance, fidelity, them that believe. Faith is not a condition but a means, and this means is by God. We were freely justified by grace through faith in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:21-25, 5:1-2, Ephesians 2:8). It is the gospel that gives faith. For […]

Misconceptions About The Holy Spirit

Misconceptions About The Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit is not an object (with pronoun He not it). John 14:26. Holy Spirit is not fire, wind, or water.He only move in these forms. He speaks (Acts13:3)  fire,wind or water do not speak, but the Holy Spirit speaks. Holy Spirit is not an author of confusion 1cor 14:33. Holy Spirit can not operate […]

Ramadan Kareem – Al-Maslaha

Ramadan Kareem – Al-Maslaha

The notion of maslaha, as a legal term, has given rise to numerous debates since it was first used, principally by the ulama of the Maliki school, against the firm opposition displayed by the Zahiri school, and in particular by Ibn Hazm. These quarrels were very often ill founded, and it seems that very often it […]

The Young Brown Girl In The Headscarf

The Young Brown Girl In The Headscarf

I’m the young brown girl, in the headscarf, who’s hanging onto a cup of coffee for dear life, over a newspaper, sitting next to you on the train. No, I’m not quiet. No, I’m not submissive. No, I’m not oppressed. And, NO, this winged eyeliner is not to impress any silly boy. Shall I tell […]

LOUD WHISPERS: When The Devil Buys A Seat

LOUD WHISPERS: When The Devil Buys A Seat

On Sunday August 6th, St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu community, Anambra State was the scene of an unspeakable tragedy. Just as the early morning mass was about to start the ‘Prayer of the faithful’, the service was brought to a halt by an attack from gunmen which left twelve worshippers dead and several more […]

LOUD WHISPERS: As We Begin The Ramadan Season

LOUD WHISPERS: As We Begin The Ramadan Season

Three years ago, I was at a Yoruba traditional engagement ceremony in Lagos. What used to be a beautiful ceremony full of symbolism, traditional music and poetry performances, overseen by those who have the required experience as women of the household, has now been turned over to commercial hands. With varying degrees of knowledge and […]

We Won Against The Muslim Ban

We Won Against The Muslim Ban

Overnight, two courts intervened to temporarily block Trump’s new Muslim ban, which was set to go into effect at midnight. This is a vindication for human rights and public outrage. It’s also an enormous relief to people across the country: For a family worried for the grandmother now “banned” from reuniting with them, for newly […]

Women In Sports Ad Strikes Nerve In Arab World

Women In Sports Ad Strikes Nerve In Arab World

An online commercial released by Nike  this week showing Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. It begins with a woman nervously peering out of her doorway and adjusting her veil before going for a run […]

Uganda: Tabliq Sect Sues Govt Over Mosque Raids

Uganda: Tabliq Sect Sues Govt Over Mosque Raids

The leadership of the Jamu-iyyat Daawat Ssalafiyyah Muslim Community has dragged government to the High Court in Kampala, challenging the manner in which its security operatives raided Nakasero Mosque at dawn on December 27, 2016. Led by the Nakasero Mosque Publicity Secretary Habib Buwembo, the man behind the ongoing Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama’s election, […]

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

Religious leaders at The Forefront Of Ending Gender-Based Violence In Ethiopia

  Archbishop Abune Markos from East Gojam Zone Diocese in Ethiopia believes in gender equality. He is committed to end child marriages and all forms of violence against women and girls in Ethiopia. “Education is power and the key to freedom,” he says. “Marriage should only happen when people are ready…. You can only marry […]

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