She hasn’t committed any crime, Hisbah clears woman who married daughter’s suitor

The Kano State Hisbah Board has concluded its investigation into Malama Khadija Rano, who was accused of divorcing her husband in order to marry her daughter’s suitor.

This was made known in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Board, Alhaji Lawan Ibrahim on Tuesday in Kano.

Presenting the report, chairman of the committee who doubles as Deputy Commander in charge of operations of the Board, Malam Hussain Ahmed, said the committee had found out that the marriage was legal and had fulfilled all the necessary criteria.

Ahmed said Khadija was divorced by her husband and had observed the three months waiting period (iddah) prescribed by Islam, later married a man whom her biological daughter had earlier rejected.

The Deputy Commander dismissed allegations that she was seeing her present husband while married and instigated her husband to divorce her to marry her daughter’s suitor.

“The marriage is legal according to Islam, that was the reason Hisbah Commander in Rano Local Government Area supported and took part in the wedding rites.

The Commander General of the Board, Dr. Harun Ibn-Sina, has commended the committee for discharging its responsibilities.

Ibn-Sina said the committee members were carefully selected due to their vast knowledge on Islamic teachings and societal orientation.

He said the general public should desist from spreading fake news and avoiding misconceptions on issues regarding Islam.

 

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