"Impermissible": Famous Islamic Cleric Dr Sharafudeen Declares Verdict on Notcoin, Tapswap, Others

"Impermissible": Famous Islamic Cleric Dr Sharafudeen Declares Verdict on Notcoin, Tapswap, Others

  • A prominent Islamic cleric has addressed those earning through Notcoin, Tapswap and other GameFi cryptocurrency projects
  • The scholar claimed from an Islamic perspective, it is outright impermissible to be earning through such platforms
  • He advised Muslims to seek better jobs, particularly those that are Islamically sanctioned, to earn a living.

A famous Nigerian Islamic cleric, Dr. Sharafudeen Gbadebo Raji, has declared that earning money through viral Telegram games like Notcoin and Tapswap is prohibited according to Islamic rules.

The Ogbomoso-based PhD holder, known for his strict views on religious matters, noted that tapping one's phone screen can hardly be considered work and warned Muslims to desist from such activities.

Islamic scholar, Dr Sharafudeen Gbadebo Raji, speaks on Tapswap
Tapswap: Dr Sharafudeen advises Muslims to seek better means of sourcing income Image: Youtube/Ajurawalo
Source: Youtube

He made the statement during a question-and-answer session of his periodic Islamic program, tagged "Hudan Wa Bushra," which was live-streamed on Facebook.

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He warned that investing time in mining coins could lead to depression if the projects decide not to pay, leaving miners with nothing to show for their efforts.

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Reactions trail cleric's declaration on Tapswap

Many people flooded the comment section of the Facebook post to negate the scholar's take, with some asserting that the person who asked the question did not frame it nicely.

Others pointed out that the cleric does not have sufficient knowledge of the blockchain industry, making any verdict from him on the subject matter half-baked.

Legit.ng has compiled some of the comments under the post below:

Jimoh Ibrahim said:

"Smiles, the problem is not Ustadh response. He responded based on how he was asked. As for Crypto, it's a concept you can't lay a blanket rule upon it. In a world you can; Read-to-earn. Walk-to-earn. Play-to-earn. All this is what is called Proof of Work (PoW). And as Ustadh said, we should work to earn money. Solving complex mathematical problems to earn bitcoin, I don't think anyone would call this haram. I don't dispute there might be some aspects which are haram in crypto. But, like I said, we can't lay a blanket rule on it. We need to unlearn, learn and re-learn."

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Ibraheem Haneef Junaid commented:

"Since it is not riba (interest) neither is it stealing and neither has it being slated as scam, It cannot be called HARAM. Crypto mining is Halaal until it has been proven haraam. And how do you prove it as haraam? You bring a clear text from either the Quran or Sunnah that it is haraam, which obviously does not exist. Then, you move to the next phase of checking whether It is or resembles any other haraams that we know and the answer is NO. I am not insulting or discrediting Dr sharofudeen gbadebo, but, a very vigilant person should know that sometimes, Dr sharof do make fatwas with emotion"

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Legit.ng earlier reported that in the past few days, many Nigerians participating in the Taspwap crypto project have been unable to access the Telegram game, sparking concerns.

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A Nigerian man, Ambrose Nwaogwugwu, offered a working solution to the problem.

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