By Ismail Auwal

The Chief Imam of Alfurqan Mosque in Kano State, Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar, has reaffirmed his position that any film actor that divorces an actress acting as his fictitious wife in a movie scene, his actual wife stands divorced.

Dr. Bashir, in a phone interview with Sahelian Times, said that, when an actor pronounces divorce in movie set to an actress who plays a role of his wife in the movie, then Islam rules that the pronouncement has direct implementation on his actual wife, provided he has any.

The Imam insisted that the issue of Islamic jurisprudence is not for every ordinary person to delve into, and thus should be left for Islamic scholars to interpret.

A video had earlier gone viral on the internet, showing Dr. Bashir issuing a fatwa that both marriage and divorce can’t be done in a fiction, because Islamically they will be treated as real.

The fatwa generated a lot of reactions on social media, with many people condemning the proposition.

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