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Charge Hanifah’s Killer To Sharia Court – Cleric Demands Justice



An Islamic Cleric, Imam Murtadha Gusau has demanded justice for the parents of Hanifah Abubakar allegedly killed by her school’s teacher, Abdulmalik Tanko Blaze Newz report.

Imam Gusau in a statement on Sunday personal signed and made available to Blaze Newz , said the assailant of Hanifah must not go unpunished.

The cleric said murder cases should be taken to court saying “The issue of killing someone must be referred to an Islamic court to study all its details, as it is more appropriate that a court looks into such matters.”

He added that “the punishment of whoever intentionally takes the life of a person, is to have his own life taken when not forgiven by the closest relatives of the person he killed. This punishment will inhibit others from committing such act and will satisfy the relatives of the killed person.

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According to the cleric “If the murderer is not killed according to the Shari’ah, the relatives of the murdered might avenge their death and more killings will undoubtedly follow, giving way to much destruction that could be avoided by applying the Shari’ah. Allah has made clear that the wisdom behind killing the killer who premeditated his act is to enable the society to live in harmony.

‘Islamic law prescribes the death penalty for four crimes: murder, highway robbery involving homicide (what we would call “felony murder”), adultery by married people, and apostasy from Islam. Far from being a bloodthirsty code, the Shari’ah permits capital punishment but recommends clemency, either by payment of blood-money or forgiveness.

“The choice of punishment rests with the victim or his survivors, retribution being considered a personal right (although the requirements of modern life have diminished the ability of private individuals to exact penalties). The individual may, at will, waive his right to punish the culprit via the right of retaliation, mercy being deemed highly meritorious in the eyes of Allah.”

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.


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