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MOSCOW, January 13 (RIA Novosti) – The head of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya said Monday that his mother’s charity would pay $1,000 to families naming newborns on that day after the founder of Islam.
Monday marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad in the tradition of Sunni Islam.
The leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said the charity would pay the $1,000 to infants born on that day who were named in honor of Muhammad or any of the prophet’s wives, children or 10 companions to whom he personally promised paradise.
The idea came from Kadyrov’s mother, Aimani Kadyrova, whose privately sponsored charity will be giving out the money, Kadyrov wrote on Instagram.
He did not specify whether children from outside Chechnya would qualify for the reward.