Khadija Yusra, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi’s daughter, who was captured shaking hands with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at an event in Abuja On Monday, has been largely criticized for her actions which was considered Haram (forbidden), by many critics.
According to those critics, it is forbidden for a Muslim lady to shake a man’s hands. A user on Nairaland commented;
“Why is the Revered daughter of the GREAT EMIR OF KANO holding so tightly to an ‘infidel?’ On top of that, she’s not wearing hijab to cover that sexy neck of hers. This is unacceptable MURIC where at thou?”
Some critics went as far as discussing the changes of Khadija entering heaven by her actions.
“MURIC the emir’s daughter is not putting on a hijab and she is shaking not just a man but a pastor is it not haram for a woman to shake a man in Islam. There is even sharia law in Kano state o… This is unacceptable”
Khadijah then responded to them stating that their option mean nothing to her.
“A random person posted a picture of me and people are insulting me in the replies because I’m shaking the hands of the vp. Someone even said his whatsapp group was arguing over it/me. I honestly can’t imagine dedicating so much time to judging anyone.
“I wanna go to heaven, please Imagine not making it to heaven because you spent more time on earth gossiping about people than praying/fasting/remembering God.”
See her Tweet:
A random person posted a picture of me and people are insulting me in the replies because I'm shaking the hands of the vp. Someone even said his whatsapp group was arguing over it/me. I honestly can't imagine dedicating so much time to judging anyone. I wanna go to heaven, please
— yusra (@khadijasanusi_) January 13, 2020