The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested a young man who reportedly stopped praying, after his hair was shaved by its operatives for being ‘unIslamic’.
It was gathered that the young man, Muhammad Ikbal, had in a trending video claimed that he also stopped going to the mosque after Hisbah operatives shaved off his long hair.
His arrest comes days after the Hisbah Commander-in-Chief, Ustaz Harun Muhammad Sani Ibn Sina, vowed to arrest him.
Ibn Sina had in an audio message said the commission was looking for the Kano resident for violating Islamic law.
The board, on Monday, shared Ikba’s pictures.
The Kano Hisbah command-in-chief warned him to desist from further immoral act.
He further instructed him to mandatorily do Nafl prayer and ask God for forgiveness.
A Nafil prayer or supererogatory prayer, also known as Nawafil prayer, is a type of optional Muslim formal worship.
It is not considered obligatory, but thought to confer extra benefit on the person performing it.