By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Amirah of Al-Akhwaatul Muslimah Organisation in Oyo State, Alhaja Bashirat Ashim on Tuesday said usage of Hijab by Muslim women is not a fashion but a dress code in Islam .
Speaking at a programme to commemorate the 2021 World Hijab Day in Ibadan, Alhaja Ashim disclosed that “Hijab is not fashion but a dress code to encourage morals in Muslim women.”
She emphasized that wearing of Hijab has nothing to do with social vices such as the Boko Haram insurgence in our society as believed by some people.
Alhaja Ashim pointed out that the occasion would encourage more Muslim women to embrace wearing of Hijab, saying, “the celebration is also aimed at addressing the issue of discrimination face by Muslim women in our society in some occasions.”
The Amirah lauded Governor Seyi Makinde for identifying with Muslims across the state and for creating enabling environment for them to thrive in their activities.
Governor Seyi Makinde while speaking emphasized the importance of Hijab as a pride of believing women.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Islamic Affairs, Alhaji AbdRasheed AbdAzeez, the governor said “as the good character of the regular users will serve as a motivating factors for others to join them”.
Alhaji AbdulAzeez while stressing that Governor Makinde had done a lot for Muslims before he came into office and how would he not give what’s due for Muslims now that he is at the helm of Affairs, he charged the people especially the politicians to desist from campaign of calumny and engage in constructive criticism to enhance the development of the State.