Muslim group laments divorce rate among couples in Northern Nigeria
A Muslim women association, Sisters of Jannah, has expressed concern over the high rate of divorce among Muslim couples in Northern Nigeria.
The association made the observation at its Ramadan lecture on Wednesday.
Malama Khadija Ahmed, the guest lecturer, opined that most parents usually ignored the instructions of the Holy Quran when giving their children out in marriage and thereby lead to divorce among many couples.
She advised couples against selfishness, egocentricity, autocracy, and recalcitrance. She advocated tolerance, forgiveness, and resolving differences with reason, fairness and affection in order to ensure success in marriage.
Malam Muhammad Suhailu Lawal on his part explained that tolerance and forgiveness demonstrates the moral values and virtues inbuilt into the worship of Allah, advising neighbours to be kind, helpful and offer gift to their neighbours.
Hajiya Maryam Garba Bagel, the patron of the association, advised couples not to be self centered but to be fair and just in order to build a good marital home.