Court strikes out suit challenging girl’s conversion to Islam

Justice Baraka Wali of Katsina State High Court, on Friday struck out a suit filed by the Trustees of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) and Stefanos Foundation against the conversion of a girl, Habiba Ishaku, to Islam.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the girl had eloped, converted to Islam and “married” Jamilu Lawal in Wawarkaza village of Kankara Local Government Area, Katsina State.

Her father, Ishaku Tanko, Stefanos Foundation and the Church, went to the court seeking to annul the decision, saying the girl is a minor.

Respondents in the case were the Katsina State Government, Katsina Emirate Council and the girl’s “husband”, Jamilu Lawal.

NAN also reports that the girl had, however, written a letter to the court to disassociate herself from the suit purportedly instituted on her behalf.

She denied being a minor and put her age at 18 as at the time she embraced Islam and got married.

During the Friday proceedings, Justice Wali, struck out the case while ruling on a “notification letter of discontinuation of the suit” sent to the court by the plaintiffs’ counsel, Bawa Yakubu.

She said that the letter indicated an amicable settlement of the matter between all the parties involved following the intervention of Gov. Aminu Masari.

“An applicant has right to file a case or withdraw it,’’ she said, and ordered the applicants to pay N10,000 cost to Jamilu Lawal, for withdrawing the suit.

The judge, however, turned down the prayer of counsel to Habiba’s husband, Bako Nasir, which asked the court to issue a proactive order that would prevent police from arresting and intimidating his client in connection with the case.(NAN)


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:"Warning to Men, These 3 Foods is Slowly Killing Your Erection". Click Here to Know Them

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

  • amazing2012

    Chai ! Christians have no work ! Shamed unto fools.

    • Ade

      I cant have a Sex Addict as a prophet”, we learned that Muhammad enjoyed having sex with all nine of his wives in one night
      . rushing from wife to wife during his sex marathons would leave Islam’s patron saint of sex addicts covered in semen.
      Muhammad’s child-bride Aisha, who’s called “the mother of the faithful” in Islam, was honored with the never-ending task of scrubbing Muhammad’s semen off his clothes.
      Sahih al-Bukhari, Number 232:
      Narrated Aisha: “I used to wash the semen off the clothes of the Prophet and even then I used to notice one or more spots on them.”
      Sahih Muslim, Number 669:
      It was narrated that Aishah said concerning semen: “I used to scratch it from the garment of the Messenger of Allah.”
      Sunan Ibn Majah, Number 537:
      It was narrated that Aishah said: “I often scraped it (semen) from the garment of the Messenger of Allah with my hand.”
      Aisha was especially careful to wash the semen off Muhammad’s clothes when he was heading to the mosque for prayer.
      Sahih al-Bukhari, Number 230:
      Narrated Sulaiman bin Yasar: “I asked Aishah about the clothes soiled with semen. She replied, ‘I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Messenger and he would go for the Salat (prayer) while water spots were still visible.’”
      So, when Muhammad’s followers saw wet spots on his clothes at the mosque, they knew that he’d gotten covered with semen during his nightly sexcapades with nine women and girls, and that his child-bride, the “Mother of the Faithful,” had carefully washed away the semen, so that he would be pure before Allah.
      Welcome to Islam, the only religion whose followers are so obsessed with their prophet’s bodily fluids, that they just can’t stop sharing stories about his child-bride dedicating her life to scrubbing his semen stains.

      • amazing2012

        No single verse from Quran but fabricated lies. Though I can’t blame because Christians (pagans) mocked Jesus.
        In laughter houses, they mocked him and laugh !

        • Ade

          حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ خَالِدٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرٌ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ مَيْمُونِ بْنِ مِهْرَانَ، عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ يَسَارٍ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّهَا كَانَتْ تَغْسِلُ الْمَنِيَّ مِنْ ثَوْبِ
          النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم، ثُمَّ أَرَاهُ فِيهِ بُقْعَةً أَوْ بُقَعًا‏.‏

          Sahih Bukhari 1:4:233

          وَحَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ جَوَّاسٍ الْحَنَفِيُّ أَبُو عَاصِمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الأَحْوَصِ، عَنْ شَبِيبِ بْنِ غَرْقَدَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ شِهَابٍ الْخَوْلاَنِيِّ، قَالَ كُنْتُ نَازِلاً عَلَى عَائِشَةَ فَاحْتَلَمْتُ فِي ثَوْبَىَّ فَغَمَسْتُهُمَا فِي الْمَاءِ فَرَأَتْنِي جَارِيَةٌ لِعَائِشَةَ فَأَخْبَرَتْهَا فَبَعَثَتْ إِلَىَّ عَائِشَةُ فَقَالَتْ مَا حَمَلَكَ عَلَى مَا صَنَعْتَ بِثَوْبَيْكَ قَالَ قُلْتُ رَأَيْتُ مَا يَرَى النَّائِمُ فِي مَنَامِهِ ‏.‏ قَالَتْ هَلْ رَأَيْتَ فِيهِمَا شَيْئًا ‏.‏ قُلْتُ لاَ ‏.‏ قَالَتْ فَلَوْ رَأَيْتَ شَيْئًا غَسَلْتَهُ لَقَدْ رَأَيْتُنِي وَإِنِّي لأَحُكُّهُ مِنْ ثَوْبِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه
          وسلم يَابِسًا بِظُفُرِي

          Sahih Muslim 2:572,
          Sahih Muslim 2:566,
          Sahih Muslim 2:567,
          Sahih Muslim 2:568, Sahih Muslim 2:569, Sahih Muslim 2:570, Sahih Muslim 2:571

          • amazing2012

            Quote the quran!

          • Ade

            Stop your ignorance and receive Isah(Jesus Christ) as your Lord and Messiah

            “For example, the details of how to perform salah (ritual prayer), for instance, were given by the Prophet through his words and action, and not by the Qur’an. This means that we wouldn’t know how to pray, fast, pay zakah, or perform Hajj without the examples given by the Prophet as recorded in the Hadith. Indeed, all necessary details are given in the Hadith, not in the Qur’an.

            The revelation of each of the verses of the Qur’an took place at some critical junctures in the life of the Prophet. Of course, there are verses of universal application and significance, irrespective of the context in which those verses were revealed. But there are other verses that can be understood or interpreted only in the light of the actual context in the life of the Prophet, which called for that revelation. There are many examples. For instance, the following verse in the Surah Aali `Imran:

            (If any one disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge hath come to thee, Say: Come! Let us gather together, our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: then let us earnestly pray. And invoke the curse of Allah on those who lie.) (Aali `Imran 3:61)

            This verse talks about mubahala (invoking the curse of Allah on those who take a dishonest stand); and was revealed when the Prophet was conferring with the Christian delegation from Najran in 631 CE This example clearly shows how we need to refer to the life and example of the Prophet to understand the context, as well as the meaning of verses, such as the above mentioned one in the Qur’an.

            The foregoing shows how Hadith, in practical terms, explains, clarifies, and paraphrases the Qur’an. If we reject the Hadith, we may misread the Qur’an; so Hadith is central to a proper understanding of the Qur’an.

            In the Qur’an, Allah Almighty commands us not only to obey the Messenger, but also to abide by his decisions as follows:

            (But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) Faith, until they make you (the Prophet) judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against your decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.”) (An-Nisaa’ 4:65)

            And surely we find such decisions only in the Hadith; the duty of Muslims is to accept the Prophet’s decisions whole-heartedly. The Qur’an also orders the faithful to emulate the role model of the Messenger and reckons it to be the only way to gain the pleasure of Allah.

            It is therefore obligatory that we look up to the Prophet’s morals and exemplary character and carry them out in our lives. We can never do so without studying Hadith. It is most illuminating in this respect to learn that when `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) was asked to describe the character of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), her definitive answer was, “His character was that of the Qur’an.” In other words, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) personified the best ideals and values of the Qur’an. How could we then neglect the Hadith, which alone can lead us to the precise ways in which the Prophet exemplified the Qur’anic ideals?” Prof. Shahul Hameed

          • amazing2012

            Reads what the Bible says about muslim prayer not dancing and singing like night club.
            Remember we have Awilo church and break dance choirs. Did Jesus ask you to dance
            Sallah in the Bible
            1. Matthew 26:29 He (Jesus) went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
            2. Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him(Genesis 17:3)
            3. When Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the earth before the LORD.(Genesis 24:52)
            4. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped (Joshua 5:14)
            5. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God.”( 1 kings 18:39)
            6. Now Manoah and his wife were watching, and they fell on their faces to the ground. (Judges 13:20)
            7. And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, (Revelations 7:11)
            8. And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces…” (Numbers 20:6).
            9. then they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.” (Nehemiah 8:6)
            10. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.” (1 Chronicles 21:16)
            11. Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, -Deuteronomy 5:9
            12. And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. -Exodus 34:8
            13. And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped. -Exodus 4:31
            QUESTION: show me where Jesus ask you to dance, and call it prayer or show me where Jesus (AS) jump and dance with women ! I am waiting, don’t dodge !
            To cont:

          • amazing2012

            Details on how to do many worship?
            Please show me where in the bible it was said to:
            1. Worship on Sunday.
            2. Hang cross.
            3. Dance in the church.
            4. Marriage rites
            5. Or how to do anything that Christians of today are doing inform of worship, beside tithing (stealing poor people money to buy jets and make them more poor)
            Please mention ONE Christians attitude that is biblical or commanded by Jesus A.S.
            To cont

          • amazing2012

            Every Muslim believed in Jesus ASans other prophets that come before him. Our difference, is that we don’t believe in him the way pagans like you positioned him. For instance in the first place he never said is for you or for this generation:
            Jesus for Israelites only
            1. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: -Matthew 10:5
            2. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. -Matthew 10:6
            3. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. -Matthew 15:24
            4. We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, -Galatians 2:15
            5. Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them: -Leviticus 4:2
            6. And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: -Revelation 21:12
            7.James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. -James 1:1 (EVEN JAMES FOLLOW THE STEP OF CHRIST, HIS MASSAGE RESERVE TO THE TWELVE SCATTERED TRIBES OF ISRAEL).
            8.That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones JUDGING the twelve tribes of Israel. -Luke 22:30
            9. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon TWELVE thrones, JUDGING the TWELVE tribes of Israel. -Matthew 19:28
            10. Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure. -Hosea 8:8
            11. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule (Jews).
            12. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. -Matthew 7:6
            This statement is his own words.
            If Jesus was sent for the Jews ONLY then who was sent for the rest of the world ?
            For the Gentiles:
            1. And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. -Isaiah 49:6
            WHO IS THE LIGHT TO THE REST OF THE WORLD ? (Gentiles).
            2. Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. -Isaiah 42:1 (Not Jesus).
            3. I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; -Isaiah 42:6
            4. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called BY A NEW NAME,( Muhammed not Jesus is the new name) which the mouth of the LORD shall name. -Isaiah 62:2
            5.And I WILL SET A SIGN AMONG THEM, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, TO THE ISLES A FAR OFF (Arabs land) ,that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles. -Isaiah 66:19
            6. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. -Micah 5:8
            7. For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same MY NAME SHALL BE GREAT AMONG GENTILES; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts. -Malachi 1:11
            8. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. -Acts 10:45
            9. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. -Acts 13:46 (SEE ITS NOT JESUS WHO COMMAND THEM ).
            10. And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. -Acts 18:6 (AGAIN IT IS NOT GOD DIRECTIVES TO GO TO GENTILES,BUT A PERSONAL CONVICTION
            11. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. -Romans 1:13 (which fruits among Gentiles ?).
            12. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. -Romans 11:11 ( TO MUSLIMS )
            13. And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. -Romans 15:12(please Findout the root of Jesse).
            14. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. -John 9:5 (NOW THAT JESUS A.S IS NOT IN THE WORLD, WHO IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD ?).

          • amazing2012

            See pedophilism by the church:
            First, Mary mother of your God was married to Joseph Capenter when she was 12 and he was 99 years, the difference of 87 years. And give birth to your God at the age of 12 (according to catholic encyclopedia). This mean your God is a Product pedophilism.
            Now read your bible on toto love !!
            1. Judges 21:12″And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-FOUR HUNDRED VIRGINS(400), that had known no man by lying with any male: and they brought them unto the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan ”
            2. Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a YOUNG VIRGIN: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. -1 Kings 1:2
            3. Matthew 19: 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
            100 houses,brothers,fathers, mothers, WIVES(100 Virgins) , children, lands ?
            4. . Number 31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. 18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
            5. Numbers 31: 35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.
            6. Deutronomy 22: 27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her. 28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekelsof silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days. (MARRYING WHO RAPE YOU ?!?!?).
            IThe bible on love of breast:
            1. “As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.” Proverbs 5:19
            2. “I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers; Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace.”Song of Solomon 8:10
            3. “Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle Which feed among the lilies.” Song of Solomon 4:5
            4. “Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters. “I said, ‘I will climb the palm tree, I will take hold of its fruit stalks.’ Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of your breath like apples.” Song of Solomon 7:7-8
            5. A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts. -Song of Solomon 1:13

  • Emona

    Who says Islam is a religion of peace ? A religion built on suppression and intimidation of women will always produce agonizing women in pains who will in turn give birth to vampires who will not rest until they burn down their houses and wipe their entire race from the face of the earth.

    • Baban Yara

      Why are making such an irrational comment. However, you may ask your brothers living in our states whether we are really not peace-loving people. Non-Muslims will continue to embrace Islam. This is unstoppable.

    • amazing2012

      Hahahahaha ! Prostrated loser and daft. Christians are fools and ignorant. Blinded with hate, envy, arrogance and wickedness. They keep amazing with wrong and shameless decisions that failed all the time. They were made to believed that attacking islam is actually their religious duty. They are hypocrates, who perpetrate all sort of sin/crime and claim victim.
      Shameless cursed!

  • Garafini

    Nice one.