Bashir el-Rufai, son to Kaduna state governor, has come under intense criticism on social media after he shared photos of his pre-wedding moments with Halima Nwakaego Kazaure, his fiancée.

On Tuesday, Bashir had shared two loved-up photos of himself and Halima on Twitter.

In one of the pictures, he appeared to have placed his left hand on the backside of his wife-to-be, while the second showed him kissing her on the cheek.

The post has since provoked criticism among a number of conservative Muslim users on the microblogging platform, some of whom quickly accused them of having committed haram — an act that is forbidden or proscribed by Islamic law — for being intimate before marriage.

“Why you dey grab woman yansh (buttocks)? This is blasphemy against our holy prophet,” one Twitter user opined.

“When @Rahma_sadau posted a picture, u were all shouting at her, but now no one is talking,” another user wrote.

The development comes weeks after Rahama Sadau, a Kannywood actress, was accused of stirring controversy and blasphemy after she shared photos on social media wherein she wore a backless dress which brought out her curves.

See reactions below:

‘They are very stupid’ — Bashir flares as criticism over photos mount

Reacting to the criticism on Wednesday, Bashir asked his critics to let him know if there’s any way he can make them feel worse.

“If my pictures with my wife do not sit well with some & due to the various unsolicited opinions, I’d just like to use this opportunity to say that they are very stupid,” the husband-to-be tweeted.

“If there’s any other way these pictures can make them feel worse than they already do, please let me know. Lmao. Some still haven’t realized it’s not on everyone their false outrage works on.”

It is understood that the lovebirds will tie the knot on November 21.

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