The Hisbah board is set to summon the parents of Shatu Garko the 44th Miss Nigeria on why she participated in the beauty pageant.
In a report by BBC Pidgin, the Hisbah commandant, Haruna Ibn-Sina disclosed that her parents will be invited to answer questions on their daughter’s actions.
According to Ibn-Sina, Garko’s participation in the beauty pageant is against the Islamic religion and her actions will enable other ladies act the same way.
Recall that Garko is the first Hijabi to win the Miss Nigeria crown since the inception of the pageant.
Ibn-Sina noted that it had been confirmed that Garko is a Muslim from Kano, a Sharia state and that they would not let her actions pass by without questions.
“We (Hisbah) has confirmed that Shatu Garko is a Muslim from Kano state and her parents come from Garko LGA. Kano is a Sharia state and this is why we will not allow the matter to die like that. “We will invite the parents to talk to them about the actions of their daughter and the fact that what she did is illegal in Islam. This is to make them know that she cannot continue that path and also stop other girls from copying her.”
“In Islam, it is forbidden for anyone to participate in a beauty contest. A lot of things happen in such contest which is against Islam. For instance, there is usually a lot of people usually exposure their body exposure during the event while such contest teaches girls not to be shy and reserved.”
According to the Kano Hisbah commandant, organisers of such beauty pageants risk facing the wrath of God.