Nigerians on the internet have teased Khadija Yusra, daughter of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, after a photo of her having a handshake with vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, emerged without her wearing a hijab.
They called out Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), which is always quick to defend rights of Muslims in the country to dress according to Islamic dictates.
In the photograph, the Emir appears to introduce his daughter to Osinbajo, who was on a visit to Kano on Monday.
Khadija wore a simple scarf on her hair, and did not wear a hand socks, which is common with Muslim ladies, who want to avoid shaking hands with men.
“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 those sexy neck of hers. This is unacceptable
MURIC where at thou?”, a commenter said on popular site, Nairaland.
“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”, another Nigerian, identified as “Vicdom’, writes on the platform.
“That handshake is golden to her and any ELEHA(one in harem) will go any length to have it”, says another commenter.
Khadija in 2018 graduated from the American University of France with a degree in journalism and creative writing, which her father attended. She also bagged departmental honours in creative writing.
In 2015, she blasted blogger, Linda Ikeji, for publishing her photograph and accused her of violating her privacy.