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…NASFAT hails judgement, says court battle unnecessary

The Chief Missioner of Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT), Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike, yesterday hailed the Supreme Court judgement which approved the use of the Hijab for female…

The Chief Missioner of Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society (NASFAT), Imam Abdul-Azeez Onike, yesterday hailed the Supreme Court judgement which approved the use of the Hijab for female Muslim students.

The court delivered the judgement in a suit between the Lagos State Government and the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN).

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The battle over the Hijab lingered for almost eight years before the apex court on Friday ruled in favour of the Muslim students.

Speaking on the verdict yesterday, Onike noted that modest dressing is a sign of virtue of all religions, as depicted by the images of “our highly revered Virgin Mary, may God continue to bless her, not to mention the fact that, various professions and institutions have minimum dress code for men and women, that do not support indecency, immodesty, and nudity.”

“The long unnecessary battle seemed like someone taking a pain reliever for someone else’s headache.” 

Onike wondered why someone would want to dress modestly as required by her religion and another person would challenge her on that.

The NASFAT spiritual head however admonished Muslims to be magnanimous in victory and ensure that there is no form of abuse of this God’s support and vindication.