Islamic clerics have said that election riggers and internet fraudsters popularly called Yahoo boys (Internet fraudsters) are fasting in vain except they retrace their steps .
The Chief Imam of the University of Abuja, Prof. Taofik Azeez, and the Missioner, Islamic Youth League, Abeokuta,Ustadh Jubril Awwal, said this on Wednesday while speaking with our correspondent in Abeokuta.
The Abuja Chief Imam, who is also the Chief Missioner, Dawah Front of Nigeira, said Yahoo Boys are wasting their time by fasting except they repent.
The cleric said even if Yahoo boys use the proceds to construct a mosque, it would not be accepted.
He said, “It is a sin. They steal people’s money through diabolical means. Even, if they spend their money to build mosques, Allah is not going to accept it, because Allah is pure and is not accepting anything except what is pure.
“Yahoo boys, kidnappers are fasting in vain. They must repent and they must not return to their business after Ramadan.”
The IYL Missioner, in his remarks, said election riggers and Yahoo boys that are fasting are fasting in vain.
He said, “The month of Ramadan is to get the fear of Allah. The essence of Ramadan is to fear Allah.
“If someone has been involved in immoral acts, there is no way his fast can be accepted except he repents.”
Also speaking, the Imam of Liberty Mosque in Abeokuta, Ustadh Rasheed Adeyanju, warned election riggers and Yahoo boys against wasting their time by fasting.
He said, “These people, Yahoo boys and election riggers are bad people and are not friends of Allah.
“They have made people suffer with their actions. Their fasting is a waste of time except they stop the act and repent.”
Source: Punch online