Tag: islam

YNaijaApril 3, 2023

Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe converts to Islam and changes name

The Nigerian actress Mercy Aigbe has changed her name and revealed that she has converted to Islam. Kazeem Adeoti, the ...

YNaijaJanuary 19, 2023

I have returned to Islam and found peace – JJC Skills

JJC Skillz, a popular Nigerian musician, and actor, claims he has switched religions, converting from Christianity to Islam. In a ...

Ado AminuAugust 18, 2021

“A hydra-headed problem calls for a hydra-headed solution” | Northern educator reveals solution to problem of education deprivation

Hardly any problem exists in this world for which one can say with unassailable certainty, “If you do this one ...

Ado AminuAugust 9, 2021

Mannequins and erections | An in-depth view of the Hisbah mannequin ban in Kano

It is a given, that you can’t help but roll your eyes when you read a headline like, ‘Kano Hisbah ...

Ado AminuAugust 6, 2021

This is the Northern gambit you didn’t know about regarding enforcing Shari’ah

Unless you have a core of steel, shock is a natural reaction to news items like the arrest for blasphemy ...

Ado AminuJuly 10, 2021

Once again a mob calls for blood in a new blasphemy case in Northern Nigeria

A mob of young Nigerian Muslim men in Sokoto, stormed the palace of Sultan, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday carrying ...

Ado AminuJune 22, 2021

#WorldHumanistDay: Saving Nigeria is everyone’s business including the irreligious

On paper, Nigeria is a secular state. A budding multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural democracy brimming with potential. We have the ...

Op-ed EditorJune 17, 2021

#PrideMonth: Love is everything but love; a queer Muslim man’s experience with love

By Phaysal Phagge It is difficult to write about love when everything you know about it has been anything but, ...

Ado AminuJune 3, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s restriction on loudspeakers in mosques is worth emulating in Nigeria

If you have ever lived in the heart of Kano – as I have – you know intimately what I ...

Ado AminuJune 2, 2021

YNaija Non-Binary Chat tackles the question, “What is the place of gay Muslims in the eyes of Allah (SWT)?”

There are many ways to be a Muslim LGBT+ person, but I have only ever allowed myself to contemplate either ...

Ado AminuMay 29, 2021

Gender roles, Sharia in South West, Demolition respectability | Top non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria last week

The task of documenting the trajectory of conversation on non-binary issues – sexuality, gender, mental and emotional health, faith and ...

Ado AminuApril 16, 2021

3 Muslims on how the culture of public humiliation for not fasting changed how they feel about Ramadan

On 10 April, just days ahead of the commencement of Ramadan, I wrote this piece calling upon world leaders who ...

Ado AminuMarch 31, 2021

‘Accused of blasphemy and burnt to ashes’ | The tragic tale of Talle Mai Ruwa

In case you missed it, Talle Mai Ruwa is the latest victim of fanatical religiosity (blasphemy), only he doesn’t make ...

Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

#HerStory Series: “I am trapped in a loop of pain” – 34-year-old Samirah shares how she was forced to marry her rapist

Nigeria declared a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence last year following the rape and murder of 22-year-old ...

Ado AminuMarch 18, 2021

Kwara Hijab Controversy: Think about the children! | The #YNaijaCover

Kwara is caught in the eye of a storm as airs of unrest continue to fester over the right of ...

Ado AminuMarch 17, 2021

Kwara Hijab crisis | The state government makes a bad situation worse

An inter-religious clash that has been doused in the interim rocked Kwara earlier today. It reincarnated from years of simmering ...

Ado AminuMarch 2, 2021

Here’s why Sowore is perhaps, an unwitting champion of African Spirituality

Embattled pro-democracy campaigner and founder of online news agency Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, is many things to many people. Until ...

Ado AminuFebruary 24, 2021

Surprise! Traditional African spirituality is regaining ground among young Nigerians

The first time I found out about African spirituality was not in a Social Studies class. That deliberate less than ...

Ado AminuFebruary 23, 2021

300+ days of illegal incarceration, reversed prison sentence | What to learn about anti-blasphemy in Nigeria

Less than 10 weeks from today, outspoken ex-Muslim Mubarak Bala, would have spent a full year in illegal detention for ...

Ado AminuFebruary 6, 2021

Religious persecution, Male privilege | Top Non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria this week

More often than not, the delight of Twitter conversations is in the comebacks original tweets attract. We collated some very ...

Ado AminuFebruary 5, 2021

Shari’ah: A mistake that should never have been allowed

When former Executive Secretary of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf revealed while speaking on Arise News’ The ...

Ado AminuFebruary 2, 2021

LGBT+ discrimination and the politics of being queer in Nigeria

Colonial History of Anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Nigeria Prior to Nigeria’s colonisation, there is nothing to show violence was perpetrated against ...

Ado AminuJanuary 18, 2021

The Hijab-wearing woman’s experience that could help us better understand one another

Nigeria’s cultural landscape is still taking shape, we are caught in the thick of this process daily in the conversations ...

Ado AminuJanuary 18, 2021

Public evangelism may be doing more harm to religion than good

If you have used public transport for any sizeable amount of time in Lagos then ‘the tale of the evangelising ...

Ado AminuDecember 3, 2020

Professor Yusuf’s short term solutions to terrorism may cause bigger problems

It is no news that Northern Nigeria is in the choke hold of a brand of religion that could ruin ...

Ado AminuJuly 23, 2020

Social media users are tweeting as historical bible figures and there’s much to learn

An innocuous tweet has exploded most definitely beyond the original poster’s expectations. And while a global Twitter community is having ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 24, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: The biggest lie that we’ve been told is that religion is as simple as it first appears

Last weekend, a 13-second video of Timothy Owoeye, the Osun State Assembly Majority Leader was released online. In the clip, ...

tosin adesinaJuly 28, 2018

Islam, blasphemy and the Nigerian Law School

It was reported last week that some Muslim students of the Nigerian Law School Lagos campus attempted to lynch a ...

Op-ed EditorNovember 5, 2017

Albert Afeso Akanbi: The Koran vs The Holy Bible — Which is the truth? [Pt II]

by Albert Afeso Akanbi I was buried in a pile of feedback –emails, comments, text messages and phone calls, some ...

EditorOctober 21, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Hon. Gudaji thinks family planning has no place in Islam, but we disagree

It’s a rare skill, to be able to continually put your foot in your mouth, when you speak publicly. Rare ...

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