The Board of Sharia Police, also known as Hisbah in Kano, has stated that one Malama Khadija Rano, who went viral for marrying her daughter’s suitor after her own marriage was recently dissolved, did nothing wrong.
Rano recently made headlines for a marriage that many people find strange.
Hisbah, in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kano by its Public Relations Officer of the Board, Alhaji Lawan Ibrahim, said it formed a committee to investigate the issue in the aftermath of the marriage’s controversies.
According to the Sharia police, their investigation revealed that Khadija was divorced by her husband and had followed the three-month waiting period (iddah) prescribed by Islam before marrying the man whom her biological daughter had previously rejected.
As a result, the Sharia police dismissed allegations that she was seeing her current husband while married and instigated her husband to divorce her in order for her daughter’s suitor to marry her.
According to the statement, “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 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.
He urged them to seek for knowledge as Islam was a religion that had jurisdictions regarding marriage, family life and all other related issues of human endeavour.
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