Muhammad Jameel Yushau

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The interior design of the Mosque-Cathedral.

Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (IV)

As we set foot into the Mosque-Cathedral, on the right-hand side of the entrance is an old washbowl, or what is popularly called a sink. It is engrained into the wall. It was probably used for ablution when the building was still a mosque. As we stood inside the magnificent…

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Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (III)

Just like the Hammam Al-Andalus, some of the historical edifices in Madrid still bear the hallmark of Andalus. These include the famous Almudena Cathedral, having a name clearly resembling that of one of the holiest cities of Islam, Madina Al Munawwara. Historical accounts suggest Almudena was originally a mosque but…

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Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (II)

One thing you cannot escape noticing in the cities of Spain, is the dual atmosphere that is apparent in the architecture, landscape and historical monuments of the country. On one hand, you notice the European design of its buildings, which is a common sight in the Western World. Some of…

Al-Andalus Mosque Cathedral, Cordoba

TRAVEL: Al-Andalus: The Mosque-Cathedral and the Conscience of History (I)

For the youth of today, when you talk about Spain, what easily comes to their mind are the legendary football clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Two major football clubs that provide entertaining football on weekly basis to their fans. However, the story of Spain goes beyond football. It is the…

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Youth Unemployment: Nigeria on “gun powder” – Ex-​Senators, Reps

A forum of the First to Fourth Republic Senators and House of Representatives members, has cautioned the Federal Government that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gun-powder with the teeming unemployed youth who could easily be exploited as political thugs and bandits. The former lawmakers, led by Joseph Wayas,…

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Here is what you think, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

The author decides to publish reactions from his readers. (more…)

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WhatsApp: It’s time for pre-marriage training, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

The author says pre-marital training could reduce the number of divorcees in our society. Between 2007 and 2008, I had the privilege of managing an Islamic center in Sheffield. It was an experience I would always cherish because it brought me closer to the community. The Muslim community in Sheffield…

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Understanding the dreams of your kids? By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

It is common in our part of the world to simply send kids to school, spending huge resources on the education of their children. But what many parents are not good at is helping those children to have a dream, and work towards achieving that dream. Instead, the parents decide…

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Our rich heritage and the danger of foreign values, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Today’s tsaraba will start with an apology for the unannounced absence of this column in the past weeks just as it was about to make its 100th anniversary since it started as a series two years ago. Gladly the celebration does not require a budget, nor a grand occasion to…

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The limit of favouritism, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

"The answer is simple; I am worried about the self-defeatist attitude in some of our youth. They believe 'long leg' is everything?" (more…)

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The beauty of failure and tragedy of defeat, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Failure itself is not a bad thing, the author says. (more…)

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Appreciating our parents (II), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Parents should teach children how to be responsible. (more…)

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Appreciating parents (I), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

“Life is not about you alone. It is about others as well, and toping the chart are your noble parents.” About a month ago, I travelled to the Haram, the Grand Mosque in Makkah, for the Friday prayers with a longtime friend in the U.K., who has just relocated to…

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Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (V), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

A tour of Goree Island, Senegal (more…)

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Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (IV), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Continued from last week. It was a dream comes true. We are now in Goree Island. As we disembarked from the ferry, supported by the staff of the port to make sure no one slips into the sea, our tour guide, Abdoulaye, continued to lead us. It was a bright…

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Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (III), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

... Continued from last week. Even before arriving Senegal, I had heard so much about Goree Island. Every person I met who had visited Senegal asked me whether I planned to visit the Island. And my answer was always in the affirmative, even though I wasn’t sure how to create…

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Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (II), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

... Continue from last week. So I contacted the tailor immediately to make sure she prepares the tsaraba within few days so I can take it with me; and so she did. But what is important is another tsaraba that I found in Dakar, which is common among Senegalese women.…

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Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (I), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Before you start checking your dictionary let me start by explaining that tsaraba is not an English word. It simply means a present or a gift brought by a person from a journey.  In Hausa culture, as with many other cultures, the family looks forward to the tsaraba the head…

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Komla Dumor: Tribute to a natural broadcaster, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Broadcasting is a natural talent, and those who have it easily become household names. For anyone who listens to radio or watches television, there is tendency he would develop professional affection for certain broadcasters, because they can give a delicious taste to a boring story. For anyone who worked in…

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MINT: Reality or digression? By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

“Watch out, MINT will feature as an achievement during the 2015 electioneering campaign…” (more…)

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Will there be Nigeria in the next 100 years? By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Finally the third negative and the worst is the failure of leadership. Unless the question of leadership is resolved, and purposeful and right minded individuals lead the country, it is difficult to see the end of this mess. (more…)

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Online journalism and the ethical question in Nigerian media (II), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Mr. Yusha'u looks at how Iyabo Obasanjo’s letter brings to question rivalry between traditional and new media. The myth and the controversy generated by the alleged letter written by Iyabo Obasanjo, daughter of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, suggested that it was in the interest of the media organisation to acknowledge…

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Online journalism and the ethical question in Nigerian media (II), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

How Iyabo Obasanjo’s letter brings to question rivalry between traditional and new media. (more…)

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Online journalism and the ethical question in the Nigerian media (I), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

It took a political storm like the one released from Ota farm by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to displace the series of events marking the death of Nelson Mandela from the pages of Nigerian newspapers. The storm was so powerful it has arguably created the hottest debate in the polity…

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Who steps into the shoes of Nelson Mandela? By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Africa had never been short of great people. But few would argue that in colonial and postcolonial Africa, the greatest son produced by the continent is Nelson Mandela.  Here is a man from a humble background, whose traditional name means “ trouble maker”, yet he translated the meaning of his…