Posted by Abbas Jimoh | 23 November 2018 | 1,334 times
Following the controversies leading to the closure of the International School, Ibadan, over the usage of hijab by Muslim female students of the school, the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MMSN), B-Zone, has said that hijab is the right of every Muslim female that cannot be compromised.
A statement jointly signed by Barrister Qaasim Odedeji, Amir/Zonal Coordinator, MSSN B-Zone; Alhaji Abdul Jalil Abdur Rasaq, Secretary and Engr. Bashir Momoh, Public Relations Officer, said that the controversies are needless as it would be expected of the management of the institution constituted by ‘Academic giants’ who are supposed to know that the issue of hijab is beyond emotion and sentiment. “In the usual characteristics of such and many other similar institutions dominated by non-Muslims in the southern part of Nigeria, the school has, for long, denied the female Muslim students the right to the use of hijab in accordance with the dictates of Islam and in line with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The Muslims, as usual, endured the humiliation and embarrassment occasioned by this denial for so long until the 20th of October, 2018, when they wrote a letter through the Muslims Parents’ Forum of the institution under the leadership of Alhaji AbdurRahman Balogun informing the management of the desire of the female Muslim students to desist from being forced to act against the dictates of their religion citing the provisions of the constitution and judicial authorities to support their decision,” the statement said.
According to the organisation, the reverse was the case when the management headed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics of University of Ibadan tried to mishandled the matter in a way that made it problematic.
•Sourced from Daily Trust report
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