Man flogged 40 lashes for eating mango during Ramadan

Source: Premium Times

By Abubakar Ahmadu Maishanu

A 20-year-old man was on Tuesday flogged 40 lashes for eating a mango fruit during Ramadan in Nigeria.

Ibrahim Ismail was found guilty of eating during the Islamic holy month by an upper Shariah court in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The judge, Safiyanu Ya’u, ordered that the victim should be flogged 40 times in a market square to served as a deterrent to others.

He said the action of the victim contravenes section 370 of penal code law of Jigawa State.

The victim, Mr Ismail, was earlier arrested and prosecuted by the state Hisbah board (also known as the Sharia police) for eating a mango while other healthy Muslims are observing the Ramadan fast.

The flogging exercise took place at Ringim market square after a court official read before the public the ‘offence’ committed by Mr Ismail.

The court official stated that “the offender will receive forty lashes for eating mango in public as ordered by the judge.”

“People should witness the flogging and help count the lashes,” the official said.

Jigawa, like many states in Northern Nigeria, uses the penal code which takes a lot from the Islamic Shariah law. There are also Shariah courts and judges in the Northern states to implement the law.

Healthy adult Muslims are expected to fast from dawn to dusk during the 30 days of Ramadan.



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    In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful


    Love for all, Hatred for None
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  2. This is so daft! Where in the Holy Qur’an does it say that there’s a punishment for not fasting?

    Such people are giving the world the wrong impression that this horrible punishment is sanctioned by the Qur’an. Shame on these bloodthirsty thugs in the guise of using the sharia and claiming that it says so.

    Fasting is totally between the person fasting and Allah who is the ONLY one who really knows who is fasting and who is not and therefore He says that ONLY Allah is the one to give the reward for it.

    So, since when did mere Man start taking the place of Allah?!

    Also, there are various reasons for not fasting and does the public in a so-called Muslim country have to behave like watch-dogs and catch and punish these residents?

  3. As’sallaamu a’alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.
    Isto é uma distorção do conceito do sawmun de Ramadhan. Não existe nada no Qur’an e nos Ahadiths do Profeta Muhammad(saws) que fala neste tipo de punição para quem deixa de fazer o jejum. Existe ahadith que falam que nem devemos perguntar ao irmão se ele faz as orações ou se está fazendo jejum. Devemos orientar a todos que cumpram os deveres do Islam. Isto que foi feito na Nigéria é Bid’ah. Inovação.

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