Katsina State House of Assembly speaker has come under fire for allegedly turning down handshake request from a woman.
34-year-old Aliyu Sabiu is now being slammed by social media critics for turning down the request.
The graduate of Usman Dangogo College of Arabic and Islamic studies memorized the whole Quran in SS1.
According to the teachings of Islam, shaking hands (and touching) members of the opposite sex when not related, is not permissible.
Since Aliyu is an Islamic scholar, he does not have the religious freedom to touch a woman he is not related with.