Hisbah commandant in Kano State, Sheik Harun Ibn Sina said they will invite Miss Nigeria winner Shatu Garko’s parents over her participation in the beauty pageant.
The 18 years old beat 18 others to win the 44th edition of the Miss Nigeria beauty pageant which took place on 17th December, 2021 and the first hijab wearing to win the competition.
Hisbah said the reason they invited her parents is to tell them that it’s illegal in Islam for their daughter to partake in any beauty pageant.
“We (Hisbah) have confirmed that Shatu Garko is a Muslim from Kano State and her parents are from Garko Local Government Area. Kano is a Shariah state and this is the reason we won’t allow this matter to die like that.”
“We will invite the parents to talk to them about the action of their daughter and for the fact that what she did is against Islam incase they don’t know so that she should discontinue holding the title and to serve as deterrent to other girls who may want to copy her.”
Sheik Ibn Sina is a popular Islamic teacher before his appointment as Hisbah boss. He quoted some Quranic verses and teachings from the religion to explain more the position of the Islamic police.
“He said in Islam it’s forbidden, forbidden for any person to enter any beauty pageant contest. Mustafa Saba’i a great teacher was asked a question about beauty pageant and he responded by saying it’s forbidden for the following reasons”;
“Many of the activities at the contest is against Islam, for example, a lot of body exposure and it’s exposing ladies not to be reserved.”
“Almighty God in the Quran instructed the Prophet to tell his wives, daughters and other women of faith to cover themselves properly. ”
“In another verse of the Quran, God instructed people to guard their eyes against watching sinful things like exposed body parts and also women not to expose their beauty to the outside world except their face, hands and feet.”
The commander also said, the organisers of the beauty pageant will attract the wrath of God because he detest that.
Garko took over from Etsanyi Tukura, who is from Taraba State, the 43rd winner of Miss Nigeria beauty pageant 2019 contest.
According to the organisers of the pageant, Garko will be offered house with N10 million, 1 year residency for one luxury apartment, brand new car, and brand ambassadorial opportunities.
Who is Shatu Garko?
Miss Nigeria 2021, Shatu Garko is from Garko Local Government Area of Kano State, and she represents the North West zone of the country in the competition.
Garko appeared in some billboards across Northern Nigeria as she advertised for one seasoning company.
Before emerging the beauty queen, Garko appeared for some billboards across Northern Nigeria as she advertised for one seasoning company.
According to her bio in the competition, she is 18 years old hijab model who loves horse riding.
Garko has been celebrated before on her Instagram page as the first hijab wearing model.