“I Can’t Be Covering My Body With Black Cloth All The Time” – Fed Up Muslim Woman Ends Marriage In Illorin


A woman in Ilorin told a court to dissolve her two year marriage because she refused to stay in purdah, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The purdah practice requires married Muslim women to stay in separate rooms, behind a curtain or dress in all-enveloping clothes, usually black in colour, in other to say out of the sight of men or strangers. Come rain or burning sun, they cannot step out in public without the purdah.

But Azanat Bashiru told the court that Mumin Bashiru, her husband of two years and father of their two children, did not tell her before they got married in 2014 that she would be put in purdah.

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