- An invite to "a mass wedding" in Borno state has been trailed by multiple reactions
- A popular Maiduguri-based Islamic scholar is said to hold wedding fatiha for his 10 children
- Social media users said it will reduce cost for both the celebrants and attendees
A popular Islamic scholar, Sheykh Dr. Imam Goni Muhammad Ali Gabchiya, has left social media in awe following a wedding invite showing ten of his children about to wed on the same day.
In a post sight by Briefly News, a social media user identified as Comr Mahmud Muhammad had posted the invite on his Facebook page on Sunday, May 23.
Muhammad said the "wedding Fatiha" will hold on June 5 at the University of Maiduguri Central Mosque, adding that members of the public are "cordially invited."
"The Family of Sheikh Dr. Imam Goni Muhammad Ali Gabchiya cordially invite you to the wedding fatiha of his children whose names are underlisted below," he posted on Facebook.
He gave the names of the about-to-wed children of the sheykh as as:
Ali Muhammad Ali Gabchiya (Malam Bana), Irbad Muhammad Ali Bin Gabchiya, Muktar Muhammad Ali Gabchiya, Malik Muhammad Ali Gabchiya, and Shafi Ibn Gabchiya Muhammad Ali Gabchiya.
Others are Fatima Muhammad Ali Gabchiya, Zubaidah Muhammad Ali Gabchiya, Busaina Muhammad Ali Gabchiya, Haizuran Muhammad Ali Gabchiya, and Haula Muhammad Ali Gabchiya.
It is understood that Sheikh Gabchiya is a Kanuri man born and brought up in Makkah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the invite.
Instagram users, Amazing gift, said:
"At least this will reduce cost for both the celebrants and attendees."
IG user, Ogo 10billion also commented:
"With this economy! It’s very necessary... Rice don too cost."
"How can? Why them dey rush am? Is the world ending tomorrow?"
Meanwhile, Briefly News reported on South Africans' reactions to the planned marriage act for women with more than one husband.
A local policy adjustment by the Departments of Home Affairs is hoping to challenges these prevalent double standards. If passed, the new marriage act could see more inclusive rights for women who choose to keep multiple husbands.
Mzansi had mixed reactions to the proposed amendment, with many celebrating the acknowledgement of women's rights in SA. Still, others felt the act only contributed to a growing GBV culture.
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