The parents of Shatu Garko, Miss Nigeria, may soon face the interrogation of the Kano State Hisbah, for the participation of Shatu in the ‘Miss Nigeria’ beauty contest.
The State commandant of the Sharia police known as ‘Hisbah’, Haruna Ibn-Sina, disclosed this yesterday in Kano.
“We (Hisbah) have 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.”
Citing instances from the Holy Koran to back his claims, Ibn-Sina explained that Garko’s participation in the Miss Nigeria pageant is un-Islamic and that her actions might encourage other ladies.
Shatu Garko became the first Hijabi to win the Miss Nigeria crown, at its 44th edition, since the beauty pageant’s inception.
“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 are usually a lot of people who usually expose themselves during the event while such contests teach girls not to be shy and reserved,” Ibn-Sina added.
In addition, Ibn-Sina explained, even the organizers of such beauty pageants are not spared, as they would face the wrath of God.