The Kano State Hisbah Board has concluded an investigation on a Kano State-based woman Malama Khadija Rano who allegedly dissolved her marriage and married her daughter’s boyfriend, Daily Trust reports.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of the board in the state, Alhaji Lawan Ibrahim, on Tuesday, stated that the action is legitimate.
Alhaji Ibrahim explained that the chairman of the committee set up to investigate the matter, who doubles as deputy commander in charge of operations of the board, Malam Hussain Ahmed, maintained that the committee found out that the marriage is legal and had fulfilled all the necessary criteria.
WikkiTimes had earlier reported that Malama Khadija, a resident of Rano local government area of Kano State has ended her marriage and married the suitor of her daughter.
The woman resolved to go for the man who was about to be her son-in-law after her daughter, Aisha rejected him.
However, Malama Khadija’s uncle, Abdullahi Musa Rano, said they refused to allow her to marry the man because she deliberately dissolved her first marriage in order to marry her daughter’s suitor who was not qualified to be her husband.
“She mounted pressure on her husband to divorce her just to marry the man. We can’t do this shameful thing in our family which was why we refused to join them in marriage. We are not happy with what Hisbah did and we are reporting to bring out our daughter. We want the general commandant and the state government to look into the matter.”
However, Ahmed said Khadija was divorced by her husband and had observed the three months waiting period (iddah) prescribed by Islam before she later married a man whom her biological daughter had rejected.
The Hisbah boss dismissed allegations that Khadija was dating her present husband while married and instigated her husband to divorce her to marry her daughter’s boyfriend.
“The marriage is legal according to Islam. That was the reason Hisbah commander in Rano LGA supported and took part in the wedding rites,” the statement read further.
Commenting on the matter, the Commander General of the board, Dr Harun Ibn Sina, commended the committee for discharging their responsibilities, noting that the committee members were carefully selected due to their vast knowledge on Islamic teachings and societal orientation.
Sheikh Ibn Sina charged the public to desist from spreading fake news and avoid misconceptions on issues regarding Islam.
He urged them to seek knowledge as Islam was a religion that had jurisdictions regarding marriage, family life and all other related issues of human endeavour.