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Muslims Sentence Nigerian Polygamist To Death For Polygamy?

Nigerian faces death for 86 wives

Mr Bello Abubakar challenged Muslim scholars two weeks ago

Nigeria's Islamic authority has told the man who has 86 wives to choose only four and repent within three days or else he will be sentenced to death.

The Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI) passed their verdict on Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, according to Sharia law.

This comes two weeks after the Nigerian press and the BBC reported on the case.

Talking to the media then, Mr Abubakar challenged Muslim scholars, saying there is no punishment stated in the Koran for having more than four wives.

However, Mr Abubakar advised other men not to follow his example and marry 86 women.

No limit

The former teacher and Muslim preacher lives in Niger State with his wives and at least 170 children, and says he is able to cope only with the help of God.

"A man with 10 wives would collapse and die, but my own power is given by Allah. That is why I have been able to control 86 of them," he told the BBC.

Most Muslim scholars agree that a man is allowed to have four wives, as long as he can treat them equally.

But Mr Bello Abubakar told the BBC: "To my understanding the Koran does not place a limit and it is up to what your own power, your own endowment and ability allows.

"God did not say what the punishment should be for a man who has more than four wives, but he was specific about the punishment for fornication and adultery."

Niger is one of the Muslim majority states to have reintroduced Sharia punishments since 2000.

Several people have been sentenced to death for adultery by Sharia courts but none of these sentences have been carried out.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7574757.stm

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whats the difference, i'm sure it was extra-marital affairs that led to the 86 wives, maybe he's just lucky he doesnt have aids

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Who told you that polygamy is about AIDS? Please try differentiate between marrying many wives and having extramarrital affair with many ladies.

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Doesnt anybody worry about the aids this men is spreading here, having so many women and kids?

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@topic,

the man is uninformed. He is a muslim by name not a real muslim.

He was right somewhere though. He was right to say that the quran did not specified punishment for marrying more wives. He was not alone in that kind of thinking. My sentiment is: must he wait to see the punishments awaiting offenders before he realises that it is for his own good? I wonder who told him that quran specified punishments for every sin. Maybe he need a new revealation to put him through.

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Is that threat ?

do your worst!

For your information sharia is not a custom or culture, it's totally and exclusively religious

The least you could do is get a little education on certain concepts before opening your mouth too wide.

That old man has done nothing wrong.

He's not molesting kids which ironically would have been aye okay with the same sharia.

Grown women willingly became his wives.

It should be his choice what he chooses to do with them.

He's not harming anyone or is he?

If you tell me Islam permits just 4 wives,then why on earth would the founder marry multiples of 4 ?

In your twisted reasoning, Amina Lawal should have been stonedto death afterall, sharia sentenced her to death?

But for God's grace and the intervention of sharialess societies,she is living.

I bet that must hurt you and your like.

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I wish it were that easy.

These people are a big disgrace

Of recent it's been one idiotic news or another from sharryland

First it was amina lawal sentenced to death for fornication while the man went free for lack of evidence

second it was the Miss world saga with fatwas placed on a jornalists head

now they are calling for the death of a grandpa

maybe something to occupy them until they find another pauper who deserves amputation

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no, they shouldnt do paternity tests on the children.

The man will use the excuse to throw his 86 wives under the bus and play the victim card. He will present himself as the victim of unscrupulous women who brought him other men's pregnancies. Thus drawing attention away from the main issue, which is himself.

It doesnt matter who the real fathers of those children are, abeg.

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Psternity tests on 170 children?

he shld just wipe out his bank account den

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First of all that man is not the father of all those children. Most of those women came to him already pregnant or even if they got pregnant afterwards it was more than likely not his child. I don't care what he is eating, a man that age cannot handle sex everyday and when you have 86 wives and want to keep them happy, you will pretty much wear your joystick out to the "bone".

I think most of the women are taking advantage of him and the silly man is believing that he is just gifted in the department of knacking. They should do paternity tests on those children and then trust me thaey will stonning quite a few people to death

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Well, let them deal with their wahala, the man must have a problem, what would he do with 86 wives and yet he is claiming God gave him the strenght. I beg, let us worry about economy jare and leave this nuisance alone.

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