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Hisbah approves Kano woman’s controversial marriage to her daughter’s boyfriend

The Kano State Hisbah Board has given its verdict in the matter of a woman, Malama Khadija Rano, who allegedly dissolved her marriage to marry her daughter’s suitor.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Lawan Ibrahim announced the board’s decision on Tuesday, January 31.

The Islamic body said that based on investigation, the marriage had fulfilled all the necessary criteria in accordance with the principles of Islam.

Deputy Commander in charge of operations, and chairman of the investigation committee, Hussain Ahmed, said Khadija was no longer with her husband and observed the three months waiting period (iddah) after divorce.

The statement partly read;“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.

“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, Dr. Harun Ibn-Sina commended the committee for its resolution and noted that members were carefully selected due to their vast knowledge on Islamic teachings and societal orientation.

CorrectNG reported earlier that Malama Khadija tied the knot with her daughter’s boyfriend in Rano Local Government Area of the state after her daughter, Aisha, rejected his marriage proposal.

Her relatives however, accused the Hisbah Commandant of Rano LGA of marrying off their daughter without their consent and that they didn’t even know where she was.

They visited a radio station to raise an alarm when they learnt that Khadija had married a younger man without informing her family.

But in reaction, Khadija who later visited the station, said she was living happily with her new husband. According to the woman, Muslim clerics gave her assurance that her marriage was not prohibited in Islam.

When Malama Khadija’s child turned down the boyfriend that asked for her hand in marriage, she decided to ensure she and her daughter don’t lose him.

The woman said that she then contacted his new husband’s family for the marital rites to be performed.

She said; “I didn’t do it with ignorance. I contacted clerics and they said it is not prohibited in Islam. When I contacted him (the new husband), he agreed, but my parents and relatives refused to do the marriage rites. That was why I decided to go to Hisbah and we are happily married now.”