(Please read: “Waiting Period” (Al-'iddah) According To Five Islamic Schools Of Jurisprudence 2) The method of search is that the judge will question about his presence and seek information from those coming from the place where there is a possibility of his being present. The best way of it is to...
Please read: “Waiting Period” (Al-`iddah) According To Five Islamic Schools Of Jurisprudence (1) The Widow's iddah There is consensus among the schools that the 'iddah of a widow who is not pregnant is four months and ten days, irrespective of her being a major or a minor, her being menopausal or otherwise,...
There is consensus among Muslims about the general necessity of ‘iddah. Its basis is the Qur'an and the Sunnah. As to the Qur'an, we have the following verse: Women who are divorced shall wait, keeping themselves apart, three (monthly) courses.... (2:228) As to the Sunnah, there is the Prophet's tradition commanding...
Marriage is the most essential social bond that maintains human society. It is the key step to establishing a family, which is the nucleus of society. Since the ultimate goal of creating human beings is to worship Allah Almighty, a Muslim has to look at marriage as a means...
Azu Ishiekwene Something more curious than the perennial fuel shortage emerged last week. President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year message was the clearest indication yet that the three most senior managers of the oil industry do not agree on the cause of the problem or how to fix it. It may be...
Azu Ishiekwene I first did it at 50. Before then I had not done a comprehensive medical checkup. Older friends above fifty would often tell me to have a complete check-up at least once every year after forty. For men, a checkup is incomplete without a prostate check. Forty percent of...
There are many reasons why the world will not forget 2017. In just one year of his presidency Donald Trump has changed the world beyond recognition. He has been compared to John Adams, Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson and John Tyler – all 19th Century US Presidents whose gift of rage made...
Azu Ishiekwene Of the three presidents who ruled Nigeria between 1999 and 2015, President Goodluck Jonathan appears, so far, to have been the subject of more controversial books than his two predecessors. Five notable books about or significantly touching on former President Obasanjo’s tenure are his memoir, *My Watch; Olusegun Obasanjo: The Presidential Legacy (Vols....
My 5 – series of articles titled “Recognizing the First Generation Inventors” were published between Friday 21st July and Friday, 29th September 2017. The article was aimed at inspiring new inventors within our society despite our developmental challenges. My readers may recall that the epistle started with a Utopian scenario:...
Governor Nasir El-Rufai may have been an accidental public servant by his own account, but he may well be the sort of accident that the public service needs. In a battle that promises to be nasty, the governor said he would fire 21,780 or two thirds of the teachers in...