The lady who would not take off her hijab
TwitterNG is buzzing non-stop with varied opinions on an issue that borders on religion and the law.
Here’s what really happened:
She dreamt of becoming a lawyer
She studied law at University of Ilorin and graduated with 2.1
She performed excellently well in Law School
Firdaus deserve to be called to bar pic.twitter.com/r1AzxKNXIl
— Gen. Abiola The Patriot (@Abioolah) December 14, 2017
The rules of the Nigerian Law School states that all facial features of students, including the ears must be exposed at the Call To Bar to enable capturing. It adds that this rule is applicable to female Muslim students wearing the hijab.
Here’s how Twitter received the news:
Everyone who can relate to Firdaus’ situation on a personal level and can make a solid case for her
Even athletes wear hijab now, and these are people who have a reason not to. How does hijab, especially of small size, affect a lawyer's professional engagements? Why can't we think beyond sentiments, beyond Britain, beyond colonialism, beyond imperialism, beyond our self-hate? pic.twitter.com/5WtjwI7Ebp
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) December 15, 2017
Being a muslim is actually a way of life. Its not separate from who i am. The hijab to a muslim lady is part of her cloth. Tell her to remove it and you might as well ask her to go naked.
— Tawakalt (@shuaiboloade) December 14, 2017
The #Hijab is a religious commandment (to be observed by both male &female). It is “more” than a clothing as much as clothing is part of it. If some Muslims choose not to observe it, that’s their personal business. Respect people’s choice(s).
— Haneefah Adam (@ms_hanie) December 14, 2017
For these people, this argument is ridiculous. JUST OBEY THE LAW
This Hijab issue is so hilarious!
Your WCW spent 5 years in the University studying THE LAW, spent an extra year at the LAW SCHOOL to know THE LAW.
Then on the D day, she decided to break THE LAW?
She played herself.
Give to Caesar what is Caesar's.
— Angels in Heaven 🧚♀️🧚♂️ (@badgalmaddie_) December 15, 2017
If you cannot obey the Law, you're not fit to practise Law.
I commend the action taken against the lady that wore hijab, the institution already has a dress code, you can't come and impose your ideology on them.
She should drink water on her L
PS: I'm a Muslim too😎😎
— Adebowale (@callme_hod) December 14, 2017
Deeper life members don't wear Trousers but they know they have to wear during their Nysc.. Do you see them bothering us with their faith? Why should Hijab be an exception. You know the constitution, you signed for it so what exactly is your problem?
— 🔎Mirror🔍 (@Ink_her) December 14, 2017
Those who are comfortably seated on the fence but have a deeper grouse:
I have no opinion on the hijab issue.
My only contribution is that Nigerian lawyers should get rid of those silly 18th Century vintage pantomime wigs.
I mean, the temperature in Lagos is like 30 degrees Celsius and we are bothered about some silly colonial relic.
— Onye Nkuzi (@cchukudebelu) December 15, 2017
Twitter conversations are never complete without those who miss the point:
The most stupid points of all arguments on this Hijab issue come from the “And Yes, I am a Muslim” gang. We know you’re a Muslim, we also know you Head is empty, you don’t know anything about your religion.
— Sola (@Advsola) December 15, 2017
Quick question, the lady dat missed her call to bar cos of hijab is she married or single… if she’s single, is she a virgin?
— Papa Ejima (@ogbuefitoks) December 14, 2017
Bank will employ you and tell you and tell you to wear suit and tie, you will now resume with agbada because you have rights, LMAOOOO
— Aku N’esi obi ike (@tobby_stark) December 14, 2017
But the bants are the best part:
They said “take off your hijab”
She said “Girls not hot” https://t.co/YyW8piWzLU
— maziibe.eth (@maziibe_) December 15, 2017
And the killer:
We think that’s enough for one night, folks!