The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Has urged Northerners to stop begging, adding that It is better for you to cut firewood and sell to earn a living than to beg.
According to NAN, The emir said while urging parents to stop sending their children to Almajiri schools, that children could study the Qur’an, at there schools and with the teachers in their respective communities.
“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,
The emir, therefore, urged government at all levels on social protection programmes in order to check such menaces in society.