The Hisbah has reportedly banned the use of mannequins to display clothes by tailors, supermarkets and boutique owners in Kano State, located in the Northern part of Nigeria.
This action follows a previous warning by Hisbah who said they will embark on raiding of those places to remove them, describing the use of the mannequins for advert purposes as idolatry.
Commander of the state Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aroun ibn Sina, who announced the ban in the state, added that the use of mannequins by tailors, boutique owners and others contravened the provision of Islamic injunctions.
He’s quoted as saying; “Hisbah prohibits the use of mannequins at shops, commercial and private residences and other public places.
This violates Islamic provisions, it is also responsible for immoral thoughts among some members of the public, all these are against Islam.
We have divided Kano into five areas for the monitoring and implementation of the ban across the state.”
Hisbah is an Islamic doctrine which means “accountability”. Hisbah is an individual or collective duty to intervene and “enjoin good and forbid wrong” in order to maintain the norms of sharia. The doctrine is based on an expression from the Quran.