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Breaking: What Maqari thinks about paying ransom money to kidnappers

 

Professor Ibrahim Maqari, the Deputy Chief Iman of the National Mosque Abuja, said that kidnappers should not be paid a ransom in order to cease them of the funds they could use to augment their activities. Since Allah (SWT) has debarred the payment of money to an enemy who is at war with you, inorder not to entitle them to continue fighting you, then contributing money as ransom for the release of kidnapped person's is Haram(banned).

He also said that those killed by bandits and kidnappers will directly be going to “Paradise”.

Maqari disclosed this while emphasizing that Islam prohibits Muslims to pay money as ransom to enemies they are at war with. The Deputy Chief Iman said this during Ramadan's tafsir in Abuja.

It has come to the notice of the kidnappers that the money is never going to be paid and the one who is killed will go to “Paradise". As long as people will continue to give a ransom to secure the release of their loved ones, the receiver of the ransom will continue to buy more ammunition to to boost their activities.

Maqari also said that “applying the Islamic provisions can effectively address the challenges of kidnapping currently affecting the society".

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