There was mild drama in Rano Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State after a woman identified as Malama Khadija, dissolved her own marriage and married her daughter’s suitor.
The incident happened after the daughter, Aisha, rejected her suitor, with the mother saying it was not prohibited in Islam.
While speaking on Kano-based Freedom 99.5FM, the woman’s relatives accused the Hisbah Commandant of Rano Local Government of marrying off their daughter without their consent, adding that they didn’t even know where she was.
But also speaking to Freedom 99.5FM, Khadija said she was hale and hearty and that she was living happily with her new husband.
She explained that after realising that her daughter decided not to marry the man, she felt that both of them should not lose him and she decided to contact his family, adding that she was as beautiful as her daughter.
“I didn’t do it with ignorance. I contacted clerics and they said it is not prohibited. When I contacted him, 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,” Khadija said.
Speaking, Khadija’s uncle, Abdullahi Musa Rano, said they refused to allow her 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,” Rano said.
Reacting, the state’s General Commandant of Hisbah, Sheikh Harun Ibn-Sina, promised to investigate the matter.