The Kano state Hisbah board has tackled Zahra, fiancée to Yusuf Buhari, over photos of her bridal shower gown making the rounds on social media.
Zahra, who is the daughter of Nasir Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi in Kano, and Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, are scheduled to tie the knot on August 20.
The spotlight recently beamed on Zahra after she was seen donning a bridal shower gown that revealed around the shoulder and arms.
Her gown — a figure-hugging lacy white dress — was also without a head covering as expected of many conservative Muslims.
Shortly after the photos surfaced online, several Nigerians had called out the emir’s daughter, questioning her choice of the dress as a Muslim.
Hisbah had also come under criticism for keeping mute, despite the Islamic outfit’s penchant for condemning other Muslims that wear similar outfits.
But reacting in a chat with BBC Pidgin, Harun Ibn-Sina, Hisbah’s commander, said Zahra is not above the law.
The commander-general of the board also said the emir’s daughter is expected to lead by example as a Muslim if she wants her marriage to be blessed.
Hisbah also blasted those circulating photos and video clips from the bridal shower, saying such action constitutes “a sin.”
Yusuf and Zahra had recently kick-started their pre-wedding activities with a special polo tournament.
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