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Sanusi To Beggars: Beg The Government, Not Individuals

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The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has been appointed the Chairman, Advisory Board in Nigeria by 1Million Teachers Inc, a Canada-based organization.

Tobi Adebayo

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday urged parents to stop sending ther children to AlMajiri schools without proper provision.

The monarch also called on beggars who beg for alms or other forms of assistance from individuals and relatives to instead direct their begging to the government.

He made the call at the National Conference on Alarammomi (Qur’anic Teachers) organised by Centre for Qur’anic Reciters in Nigeria with the theme: “Sanitising Almajirchi In Tune With Today’s Realities”. The event held in Dutse, Jigawa.

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“Begging is disallowed in Islam and if you must beg for alms beg the government not individuals or relatives.

“It is better for you to cut firewood and sell to earn a living than to beg.

“Those who beg or seek assistance from individuals will be resurrected on the day of judgement without meat/flesh on their faces.

“And if you must beg, then beg the government not individuals or relatives. This is because they should be responsible for the welfare and wellbeing of citizens.

“Individuals, relatives or neighbours can assist you as gestures of kindness and generosity, but that’s not necessary.

“So, those who are saying that begging is not prohibited in Islam are just misleading you,” Sanusi said.

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