A young Nigerian man from Kaduna state simply identified as Dankaka has come under heavy fire from Nigerian Muslims on Twitter for holding his Christian girlfriend’s hand on a date, PraizeMedia report.
Dankaka and his bae recently went out on a date, and the young man decided to share photos from the outing on the micro-blogging platform. However, the photos didn’t sit well with some Muslim folks on the platform, who didn’t hesitate to air their displeasure and how the photos were against their doctrine.
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Reacting, a Muslim tweep, Ismail Yushau, averred that Islam forbids an adult to hold the hands of a woman who is not his wife.
“In Islam doctrine it is prohibited for an adult to hold a lady’s hands like this. Right your wrong”, he wrote.
Corroborating Yushau’s stance, one Mrs. Baffa wrote,
“Ma’qil ibn Yasar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, ‘For a nail of iron to be driven in the head of one of you would be better for him than touch a woman who is not lawful for him”.
tweep wrote, “In Islam doctrine is prohibited for an adult person to hold a lady hands like this, right your wrong”.
When asked if he would convert his girlfriend to Islam, Dankaka replied, “Insha Allah.”