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In which countries where Muslims are arrested by the police if they do not fast during Ramadan

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Fasting is one of the fundamental acts of worship in Islam and for this reason Muslims all over the world observe fasting with religious solemnity. But recently there has been news of a country where if you don’t observe fast, you have to face the wrath of the administration. The incident happened in Nigeria. The Nigerian police have already arrested 11 people.

In which countries where Muslims are arrested by the police if they do not fast during Ramadan | Fasting is one of the fundamental acts of worship in Islam and for this reason Muslims all over the world observe fasting with religious solemnity. But recently there has been news of a country where if you don't observe fast, you have to face the wrath of the administration. The incident happened in Nigeria. The Nigerian police have already arrested 11 people.
A Hisbah policeman on duty

A number of people were arrested after being seen eating during the day during the month of fasting in a province of this mainly African country.

The British media BBC reported this information in a report on Wednesday (March 13).

According to reports, the Islamic police in the northern state of Kano, Nigeria, arrested 11 Muslims last Tuesday. They were seen eating during the Ramadan fast.

According to the BBC, Kano has a majority Muslim population and the Islamic legal system, namely Sharia law, is in place alongside secular law. And the Islamic police are known as ‘Hisbah’ and every year during the month of Ramadan, they search food shops and markets.

Of the 11 people arrested last Tuesday, 10 are men and one is a woman. According to the BBC, after their arrest they were released after swearing not to miss another fast on purpose.

“We found 11 people on Tuesday, including a woman, who was selling peanuts and was seen eating from her goods, and later some people told us about it,” Hisbah spokesman Lawal Fage told the BBC.

He further said, ‘Among the other 10 arrested were men and they were arrested from across the city, especially near the market.’

He says that search and search operations will continue. But non-Muslims are out of the scope of this campaign.

“We don’t arrest non-Muslims because it (fasting) is not their thing to observe and we arrest the accused only if they are found guilty of a crime,” says Lawal Fage. And that is, those who are supposed to fast to sell to those Muslims who cook food.

About those who were arrested, the spokesman of the Islamic Police said that they were released on the promise to start fasting from now on and “we had to call their relatives or guardians so that the families of some of them could observe them”.

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