Majority of our youths have suddenly and massively resort to a newly emerged football gambling that is called “Naija Bet”, in which a person predict the results of the football matches that are yet to be played by putting N100 or N200 or 500 etc, and that if he/she guess the results correctly he/she would end up winning some certain amount of money. And every critical thinker knows that such gambling encourages theft, burglary, enmity among youth, and it also discourages those involved from going to school. (SubhaanaLLaah Wal’iyazu biLLaah).
Allah (S.W.T) has warned the Prophet (S.A.W) against dangers involved in gambling in a number of occasions in the Glorious Qur’an.
Allah (S.W.T) quoted to have said:
“They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say, ‘In them is GREAT SIN….” (Qur’aan 2:19).
He (S.W.T) also warned the believers in yet another verse by saying:
“O believers! Intoxicants and gambling, worshipping stones and divination by arrows are impure of shaytan’s handiwork: refrain from such abomination that ye may prosper”. (Qur’aan 5:90).
Therefore, going by these afore mentioned Qur’anic verses, one can simply realize the simple fact that any society that are involved in such abominable activities are directly testing the patience of Allah (S.W.T) and looking for Allah’s anger.
May Allaah help us all to abstain from haramic and sinful acts. Aameen!!!