Mass Marriage, Run By Sharia Police In Kano, Joins 100 Single Brides With New Husbands

A newly wed couple
Divorcee Altine Abdullahi is among 1,000 Nigerian women married today-Photo Credit: Robyn Dixon, LA TIMES
Groom at the mass wedding
By SaharaReporters, New York

In a spectacular wedding paid for by local religious leaders, 100 single women and divorcees tied the knot with eligible men screened for them by the local Sharia police.

The mass marriage took place at the Palace of the Emir of Kano. The state government was represented by top government officials and Islamic clerics who moderated the occasion. Nine hundred more couples have been designated for the government-endorsed ceremony.

The grooms were decked out in white kaftans. Hundreds of drummers entertained guests outside the mosque premises.

Sheik Isiaka Rabiu of Tijjaniya paid the general dowry of one million naira. The government is responsible for paying their dowries and assistance to launch the marriages. About 15 million naira was given to the Hisbah board as reimbursement for the marriage ceremony.

According to the Hisbah Board, the brides and grooms will be given household items and loans. Committees will be set up to accompany the wives to their husbands’ homes in several parts of the state with certificates of marriage as well.

According to local custom, brides usually do not attend the ceremony, but some were there on Tuesday, dressed in veils and wax-cloth dresses.

“I’m very happy today. May God reward all those involved in this project,” 40-year-old bride Magajiya Ya’u told a French news agency.

At least one of the grooms was marrying a second wife, as Islamic beliefs allow for up to four
Women who volunteered for the program included those left in difficult circumstances after the death of their husbands or a divorce in a region where arranged marriages are common.

The program was run in conjunction with the Voice of Divorcees and Widows Association of Nigeria (VOWAN), and officials say all women participated on a strictly voluntary basis.

Women and men who qualified were allowed to meet each other at the Hisbah offices and decide on their own who they wished to marry.

“We are grateful to God that we have begun to realize our dream of marrying 1,000 women as part of the government’s commitment to mitigate the social malaise we are facing in our society,” the head of the Hisbah, Aminu Daurawa, said after the wedding conducted by the city’s chief imam.

“We will continue to conduct the weddings in batches and soon we will have the wedding of the second set of 100 women already screened.”

Altine Abdullahi was one of those registered to marry. Speaking to a reporter, she explained: "Too many men in Kano treat women like a T-shirt. They wear them and throw them away when they get tired of them."

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The Wise and the foolish: Virtues and opposing vices

Mallam Abba & friends!
There's that speaks like d piercings of a sword in d hand of a fool, but d tongue of a wise is health. Please learn to be civil when commenting on issues that relates to humans. Being fugal shows your level of ignorance and it diminishes your faith and beliefs.
Is that what your faith preaches even when u're acclaimed to be insulted???

The Wise and the foolish: Virtues and opposing vices

Mallam Abba & friends!
There's that speaks like d piercings of a sword in d hand of a fool, but d tongue of a wise is health. Please learn to be civil when commenting on issues that relates to humans. Being fugal shows your level of ignorance and it diminishes your faith and beliefs.
Is that what your faith preaches even when u're acclaimed to be insulted???

stupid

fuck u N ya fuckn christianity.stupid jackass.thats wat ya stupid christ told u rascals.

stupid hoe

fuck u N ya fuckn christianity.stupid jackass.thats wat ya stupid christ told u rascals.

stupid hoe

fuck u N ya fuckn christianity.stupid jackass.thats wat ya stupid christ told u rascals.

U better watch ur stinking

U better watch ur stinking mouth wat ever u say. U dont touch d holy prophet of islam n d quran u coward. N wen u talk of sex and wine. Who r d consumers of wine if not u d unbelivers n u that does nt even respect ur religion tell me were in d bible said u can take wine or hv illegall sex may be u r even a bastard born on d street. People lilike u ll burn in hell idiot. N for not purifying ur selves thats why no matter how u clean ur selves u still smell like a rotting goat

U better watch ur stinking

U better watch ur stinking mouth wat ever u say. U dont touch d holy prophet of islam n d quran u coward. N wen u talk of sex and wine. Who r d consumers of wine if not u d unbelivers n u that does nt even respect ur religion tell me were in d bible said u can take wine or hv illegall sex may be u r even a bastard born on d street. People lilike u ll burn in hell idiot. N for not purifying ur selves thats why no matter how u clean ur selves u still smell like a rotting goat

U r a fool if u r not a

U r a fool if u r not a muslim atleast ask d muslims 1st b4 u comment. Who told u a mass wedding is unislamic? Isnt it better 4 them 2 get married than involving in an unlawful act? Nd u r talking of revenue sharing B4 oil was realized in nig who fed d nation? It was the north 4rm d groundnut money u r talking about. And dont 4get d oil wells ll soon dry up n our lands ll never b infertile. Stupid

Strange the Pope also does this

the Pope has presided over mass weddings on numerous occassions. This is a cultural thing not a religious thing per-se. Only a fool believes love-love marriages are better than arranged marriages, all the powerful and rich be they white, black, african, american, european, all practice arranged marriages. I wonder how they managed to convince the lower classes of the merits of love-love marriages which don't last. well I suppose we black africans are the stupidest people on the planet, adopting things that don't work, and supporting it blindly. How many divoices occured in the old days of arranged marriages ? This is a good thing the Kano government if doing, even if 60% turn out OK and 40 % fail, it is a good thing, it is their culture and it works

What Ignorance ?

"everything d muslim do is not ok", by most men and not the least by the Law of the Almighty God. Who did not know how Mohammed lived ? Wives, Wars and weildy lewdness by a man called a prophet.

I would rather prefer all the

I would rather prefer all the listed vices and being a southerner a Million times over than being a hypocritical sex pervert in the guise of a religion. Prostitutes are in fact better, at least they work. Prostitutes don't rely on government to run their lives. They dont and the society down because they begin to realize the days of parasitic living are over. When would the North stop shooting itself in the foot and insisting on living on others to heal its wound. Only if the North could see beyond its nose, it would find the Boko Hara scourge is just a slap on its wrist except it stops all this anti-progress culture in the name of religion.

KANO STATE: RETROGRESSIVE NORTHERN NIGERIAN

I read with dismay this illicit act by Kano indigenes coupled with the State Government and Muslim clerics. One wonders if Northern Muslims are real Muslims. Check it out, this has never been heard of in Saudi Arabia where Islam originated from and other REAL Muslim Countries. Can kano indigenes be more Islam than the Saudis? Where does Kano copied this UN-Islamic act from?
Is this how Government funds gotten from oil & gas, brewery, tax and other revenues be spent? Truly Nigeria needs to review her revenue sharing system. If Kano can generate enough revenue from groundnuts to fund such an inglorious Mass marriage and the likes, so be it rather than playing the fool's game of 'baboon dey work monkey dey chup'.
Even the gay priest and same marriage is known to be condemned by Real Christian all over. Will a Sincere Muslim somewhere condemn this mundane act?????

Almajiri for sure

Haba, these are just ways of wasting the resource in the north. Almajiris of this world are give khaftan and cap to march for the first time in life, now go for marriage. Begger begeth begger. Can they feed themselves talkless of feeding a family. It is another mass production of future Boko Haram, hostage takers, bomber. May the Lord help us

Unholy Black Book

Gay Priests n Pastors? Muhammed d bloody paedophile! Cut throat Pirate, Rapist, Executioner n perfected Arsonist! That unholy book of lies has ruined ur life! Imagine washing ones penis after urinating to signify holiness! Damn right perverts! U guys love sex n wine that's why ur bloody book holds lots of promises bout virgins n streams of choice wine 4 U in ur delusional paradise! Fucking Abokis!

NORTH IN THE NEWS AGAIN

Here they come again, always negative things. From boko haram now mass marriage arranged by govt. it is a shame. those boys i see wearing clothes sewn for them by the so called Hisbah are no less than miscreants. do they know what it takes to be bread winners will will Hisbah impregnates their wives and fend for them. this is a stupid thing to do. It is shameful thing the type of disgusting things our brothers in the north are doing. go to the south and you see how pple are making the best use of life. is it a damaged brain they are carrying?

RE OYI FOR MR

THERE IS NO NEED FOR ABUSE BUT ENLIGHTMENT.YR CLAIM FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW QUORAN INJUCTIONS INCLUDE BOKO HARAMS AND THOSE WITH FOUR WIVES WHO WILL DIVOCE ONE IN ORDER TO TAKE A NEW FINE GIRL

JELOUS XTAIN

you guys r bounch of jelous,everything d muslim do is not ok by u,u should understand dat we r not doing dis to please u Blind Followers,if it wer 1 of dis pastors dat lie to u of foolish dreams n organise smtin like dis you will all come 4m all angles of d nation.complain of ur Gay priest and Gay Rev,mind ur business.

Kano Mass Marriage

My people perish becos they lack knowledge. Governmt is not planing emplyment opportunity for able body men but they have money to bring liability on them so that they will start producing untrained children who becos Boko Harram chieftains tomoro

Re mass wedding

Stupid peoples are you just hearing of mass wedding for the 1st time. find out if it has not been happening b4 in Asian countries. Just to condemn the northerners and Islam.

@Remi,u really dont know what

@Remi,u really dont know what Islam is,Divorce is something that God allows but dislikes,thats what my Holy book says,if a hausa man divoices any how dats not islam,what will you say about your Gay Rev n priests,is that not far worst,do u want the women to do prostitution,go and read the history of our Beloved Prophet n his companions and their wive,u will c true love.what did ur own book says about women?,marrages e.t.c

Massive Alimajiri Production!

Massive Marriage will lead to more alimajiris n Massive BH bomb blast! How ridiculous of Government to sponsor such barbaric customs with State funds!

Haba, northern brothers

On one hand you will be proud of Naija and on the other hand u will surely be ashamed cos of the ways northnerners are potraying naija. How can pple line up to go and pick wives arranged by govt? is it compulsory to marry? where in the world is this happening? those so called grooms, do they have jobs? houses? can they feed their wives? wt of children education? why is the north not following the rest of the world? is it the prophet that commanded it? i think illitracy is responsible for this. I cant see any educated person among those boys wearing kaftans paid for by the Hisbah. after those kaftans are torn, who will buy anoda one?

mass wedding in kano

just shows the backwardness of the state government. A state government has no business in organising, nor indeed in paying the bride price of anyone.
Have htey finished building schools, hospitals and paying salaries, our governors etc do not seem to know what governing is all about. this is the wasteful spending spree as usual, how these married people hope to sustain themselves a year down the line? your guess is as good as mine.Sponsorship to Mecca Israel, etc. America, china, even Europe as rich as they are they do not sponsor their nationals on any of these pilgrimmae, why are we so wasteful.

Arrangee Marriage

Will that stop divorce in Kano?They so much love women and can divorce anytime.Shame to them,there are better things to take care of than arranging women for their people to satisfy their sexual urge.Women in islam are seen as possession not wives.

re-nothern muslim fool

my friend you better watch your mouth when you talk of the religion 'islam'. if you have anything against the north please do make yourself available to confront them but stop bringing islam to your idiotic talk talk. Remember that for you to adress someone as fool you ve already declear yourself as one. you bigger fool.

QURA'AN SAYS: surely human

QURA'AN SAYS: surely human is in a state of lost, except dos who believe &do good work & charge one another with truth and charge one another patience and respect ISLAM IS RELIGION OF PEACE AND UNITY.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 16, 2012 - 00:24. T

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 16, 2012 - 00:24.
Those who make these nasty comment against this mass wedding could not have appreciated it. How could they when they are mostly products of illicit relationships,
and therefore do not know the sanctity and invaluability of decent marital life and the family. How would they appreciate it when in their communities they do not abhor seeing a man and a lady living under the same roof for several years without wedlock? How would they appreciate it when their teenage girls are being trafficked to Italy and other european countries for prostitution? The list of their social vices is endless. These few ones suffice at this point.

@SO CALLED ALAN PEPPER, dats

@SO CALLED ALAN PEPPER, dats a sign of disrespect, i ddnt blame u, i blame wre& hw u hav ben train. it must b problem to u bcos, u doesnt believe in it, which is a guide to our life, we believe in respectng, doin justice to one another, neighbour, friends in respective of their religions, culture giving right to everybody dat deserve it, bcos others people like u are involve in updating wht is not fully right to be right to sweat dre/ur/her interest. we thantk God as being muslim,we serve one god & we belive in prophet ISA called (JESUS) the son of mariam (mary) he doesnt hav father,and hw abt d mother that give birth to him/& propeht ADAM & HAUWA'U (ADAMS & EVE) That doesnt hav father nor mother wht wl u people called them. hold ur own, we hold our own to no body forced u to practice our religion.

@ OYI, wht dd u knw abt

@ OYI, wht dd u knw abt islam, & y foolishly display ur ignorance, u were dump, deaf u cnnt hear,bcos u dsnt knw anytin abt islam. wht we do is nt culture is religious practice, we do only things that concern us after following religious teaching. plz dre is noting wrong with that, islam is a religion of peace, and unity and islam is one any that is involve in any act that is outside the teachings of prophet Muhammad is goin to hell fire

KANO MARRIAGES-A CASE STUDY

IF THESE MINORS ARE THE GROOMS;THEN SOMETHING IS WRONG.
LET ME SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THIER "SUPPORT" IS LAVISHED OR EXHAUSTED.
JUST 'SIDON LOOK'.

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