Amir of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria Warns Buhari, Says A Ban on Hijab Is an Attack On Islam

by on March 30, 2015

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria in Lagos State has warned President Muhammad Buhari not to ban Hijab wearing. This warning was given by Amir of MSSN LSAU, Mallam Saheed Ashafa at the December Islamic Vacation Course holding at Epe, Lagos on Wednesday.

Mallam Saheed Ashafa said that such a consideration would ridicule the war against Boko Haram, adding it was unnecessary. He further added that a ban on Hijab means that Boko Haram has succeeded in their deceptive ideology and may strengthen their unjustifiable zeal to kill innocent souls.

President Buhari during a presidential media chat on  Wednesday said the FG may consider ban on Hijab if terrorists continue to use it to perpetuate evil.

Mallam Saheed Ashafa condemned the statement of the President saying that such showed that the FG was still considered unrealistic approach in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.


“The statement by President Buhari is disappointing. It is an indication that the present administration is trying to apply the faulty approach of the last administration that took us nowhere. ‎ Ban on Hijab is wrong, biased and the greatest approach that can drown the support and popularity of the Buhari-government”.

“‎The decision to ban Hijab may mean that Boko Haram has succeeded in their mission. Rather than ban Hijab, the government can acquire bomb detective gadgets which can detect bombs from afar. Instead of considering how to stop the wearing of Hijab, the FG should be thinking of how to stop Boko Haram”.

“If Hijab ban must be considered, then the government has to also ban use of vehicles, hand bags, cell phones, motocycle and suits because more evils have been perpetuated through them. It’s totally illogical to attach Boko Haram attacks to a dress code or pattern. Our Hijab is a garment of honour; it is an apparel of modesty and an outfit commanded to be worn by Allah.”

Mallam Saheed Ashafa stated that it was wrong for the President to play ‎on the intelligence of Muslims, saying, “It is known to everyone that Hijab is worn by Muslims and a ban on the religious garment is an attack on Islam”.

“Just as it would be wrong for anyone to say that suits or vehicles should be banned because they are used to rob or assassinate and terrorize; it would also be unfair for anybody to consider Hijab ban because of its wrong usage.”

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) was cofounded in 1954 by Abdurrahaman Sahid, Babs Fafunwa, Tajudeen Aromashodun, Lateef Adegbite at King’s College, Lagos in the 1950s.

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Adegbite, its first national president, became known for his defense of Sharia law.

Following the Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping, the President of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Malam Abdulazeez Folayemi, called on Muslims to fast and pray “in order to seek Allah’s intervention in this precarious time.

Omolara Adegoke- Abuja

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  • Ararhure Eseore
    December 31, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    This Muslim body is rejoicing at the rate at which innocent people are being killed daily by crossed dressed heartless cowards and wasting innocent teenagers in hijab in suicide bombing. As a civilized people I think the Muslim organization would have come up with such suggestion long ago to reduce this mindless killing in hijabs. The Chad republic that banned the use of hijabs , are they not Muslims or the Nigerian Muslims region is different from the Chadian Islam. The hijab is already constituting security risk as such banning the use will go along way to reduce the spite of disguised suicide bombers and save the country from this wanton killing.


  • Proxy b
    December 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Good of you,i dont know why some people dont feel the pain of others,bcos you are not in the north east to see the mehem done by the Islamic terrorists you get mouth to compare hijab and human life and then choose the use of hijab.mallam there is God ooo, Comment…


  • peter enemakwu
    December 31, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Comment…… What a reckless life speaking , actually u re still adhere to sharia law agitated by ur boss before now … Why must u choose a dressing code in exchange of human lives wasted by this terrorists everyday … Oh ist bcus u re not there ? Or ur family has not be gun down ? What a fool


  • December 31, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    The writer of this article can’t just imagine rate of bombing caused by bokoharam using girls as tool as the result of hijab dressing…. I support the act of banning hijab to less the rate of bombing mostly in Northern part of Nigeria eg. bornu state


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