Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s media consultant, Na-Allah Mohammed Zagga, has called out Hisbah Police, over the wedding photo of Oyo State Governor’s son Idris Ajimobi kissing and fondling his new wife, Fateema Ganduje, which went viral last weekend.
According to Na-Allah Mohammed Zagga who asked Hisbah Police to punish the couple too, the Islamic police cannot live by double standards without ultimately losing its credibility. Here’s what he wrote;
Can You Live By Double Standard Without Losing Your Credibility?
Emir Muhammadu Sanusi’s daughter was once ferociously assailed for her “morally offensive” Western style of dressing and one Professor had even demanded her father to apologize for allowing his daughter to bring the Muslim ummah into disrepute. Today, Ganduje’s daughter Fatima is involved in the same “offensive” dressing. In fact, hers takes the biscuit because it involves open caressing, smooching and the fondling of her bristols by her honey Idris Ajimobi!
But these critics are curiously silent. Why? Is telling truth to power now selective or reserved only for soft targets like Sanusi because he is not politically powerful like a Governor? Daurawa, the Hisban boss or the morality police chief, is an unapologetic critic of leaders that offend Islamic values. What happened he has lost his voice, despite being the moral compass of our society? Has his courage crumbled because this time it involves Governor Ganduje’s daughter?
When I criticised the intrusion into people’s private lives, one of Sanusi’s critics and Daurawa’s fans told me that the children of Muslim leaders have no private lives as long as they “offend Islamic values in their dressing.” Then why should these critics crucify some daughters and spare others for the same “moral offence”? You can’t live by double standards without ultimately losing your own credibility. Speaking truth to power doesn’t mean selective memory or indifference to the truth that is not convenient to you.
The Kano State Hisbah Corps was established by the state government in 2003 with the institutionalization of formerly local and privately maintained hisbah security units. Hisbah, which is an Arabic word meaning an act performed for the good of the society, is an Islamic religious concept that calls for “enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong on every Muslim.