Hisbah Police, Haruna Ibn-Sina, has announced the force new stance on mannequins in Kano State Haruna, who believed that Islam was fighting idolatry, ordered the shops to use headless mannequins for advertising clothes. He added that the head on mannequins looks like a human.
Also, the Hisbah commander wants the head-on mannequins to be covered at all times, adding that Islamic teachings contradict the public display of the shape of the chest and on the floor.
Meanwhile, some traders in a Christian-dominated part of the Kano state, Sabon Gari, are dissatisfied with the order of the Hisbah. A business owner, Chinedu Anya, said using headless mannequins to show off clothes would reduce their attractiveness to potential customers and affect their business.
Even some younger Muslims felt that Hisbah’s interpretation of some Islamic teachings on mannequins, among other topics, was wrong. A Muslim cleric notes that there is nothing wrong with a dummy except that people bow to it.
Some Nigerians note that Hisbah police have continued their pressure on the Islamic agenda in the north, despite condemnation from various quarters You will recall that the Hisbah group recently wore stylish hairstyles, hanging pants, and played music at social events of disc jockeys and tricycle riders to decorate their vehicles with pictures viewed and against the tenants of Islam.