Ramadan Fast: Thugs attack on non-Muslim man in Kaduna un-Islamic – Shariah Council

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By; Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna.
The Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter at the weekend described the assault by suspected thugs on a non Muslim Man Francis Emmanuel for not fasting as un-Islamic.
It could be recalled that Emmanuel was attacked by the thugs for not fasting during Ramadan in Kakuri, Kaduna South metropolis few days ago.
The Scholars visited him at Saint Gerald Catholic hospital where he is speedily recuperating.
Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter led by chairman of the state council, Sheik Yusuf Sambo Rigachukun who visited the victim, donated some cash to assist his medical bills.
The Council Chairman represented by Sheikh Tukur Abdulsalam, called on the public to remain calm and wish the victim speedy recovery.
Speaking shortly after the visit, state Secretary, Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria, Abdurahaman Hassan said those who unleashed attack on Emmanuel did not represent Islam.
He wondered where it was started that a Muslim should fight another person for not fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan.
“We heard about this unfortunate incident and we decided to come and greet the victim on his hospital bed. What they did to him was un-Islamic. Those who attack him are not representing Islam.
“The victim receiving treatment is a Christian and he has nothing to do with fasting during Ramadan. Even if a Muslim notice that his fellow Muslim is not fasting during Ramadan, the only thing he can do is to take him to Shariah court. You can’t assault a fellow Muslim for not fasting talkless of a non Muslim,” he said.
He further appealed to the public not to take laws into their hands.
“We appeal to all to respect human dignity irrespective of ones religion” Hassan maintained.

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