Kano Govt Stops Black Friday Sales; Says It Negates Islamic Concepts




The Kano Government through the Kano State Hisbah Board has cancelled Black Friday sales, noting that most of the residents are Muslims who consider Friday a Holy Day.
 
This was contained in a letter signed by the Principal Executive Officer II, Abubakar Ali for Commander General of the Hisbah Board, tasked with the duty of enforcing Sharia Law, issued on Thursday to a radio station, Cool FM situated in Kano.
 
Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The term is used worldwide to mean a day for promotional sales where goods are sold at discounted prices.
 
Hisbah noted that its office has received complaints of the conduct of the Black Friday Sales while expressing concern on tagging Friday by the 'Black Friday' which negates the Islamic concepts.
 
The Board ordered Cool FM to stop calling the day ‘Black Friday’ with "immediate effect" and noted that its officials will monitor closely to ensure compliance.
 
Hisbah, an Islamic police operating in many states in the North, has been accused of several human rights abuses.

It is known for accosting vehicles transporting alcoholic beverages and does not allow such vehicles to pass through the state. Hisbah’s Commander General, Sheik Aminu Daurawa, had said over 12 million bottles of beer were destroyed in 800 operations executed in seven years.

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