- Popular Islamic scholar Mufti Menk has gone viral within the Nigerian social media spaces over his meeting with skit maker Taaooma
- Some photos posted online by Taaooma during Mufti Menk's recent visit to Nigeria generated different reactions
- Taaooma, in her post, shared how the cleric reacted when she asked for a selfie with him
- In a bid to understand the Mufti's coy behaviour with Taaooma, Legit.ng spoke with the Chief Imam of Abeokuta's central mosque, Sheikh Saheed Babatunde
Nigerian skit maker Maryam Apaokagi, aka Taaooma, has sparked reactions online with some photos of herself and Islamic scholar Mufti Menk.
Taaooma, in the caption of her post, revealed the conversation she shared with Mufti.
The recently engaged comic also narrated how the renowned cleric stylishly avoided contact with her when she asked him for a selfie.
Mufti Menk places a bag between himself and Taaooma
She noted that the cleric said his action was a sign of respect for his wife.
However, when another man joined them for the selfie, Mufti Menk gladly allowed him to stand next to him in close proximity as compared to her.
"Mufti - For the sake of my wife, let me put this bag here."
See Taaooma's post below:
Reactions trail Taaooma's pics with Mufti Menk
See how netizens reacted to Taaooma's post:
"My fav mufti ment."
"My Fav Mufti. Always promoting the Islam with every opportunity."
"I too love this man."
"Mufti no wan explain."
"No one meets Mufti Menk and not be happy."
"Women dey get chance sha."
"Mufti doesn’t want to explain tire."
"Even Sheik dey fear woman, Baba no wan explain. Bcus evidence dey❤."
"It is wrong Islamically to touch a married woman" - Sheikh Saheed
After the pictures of Mufti Menk avoiding contact with Taaooma went viral, Legit.ng, reached out to a popular Nigerian Islamic cleric, Sheikh Saheed Babatunde, for clarity on the actions of Muslim scholars. Here's what he said:
"Mufti's actions are fully justified. It is wrongly Islamic for a married man to touch another man's wife. That's why he coyishly avoided contact with the female skit maker."
Taaooma shares her experience with a misogynist
Earlier, Legit.ng reported how Taaooma lamented the difficulties women face in real life, including gender inequality.
The content creator described an encounter with a traffic offender who made fun of her after committing an infraction against her just because she's a lady.
Taaooma stated that she confronted a traffic offender, but the man told her she needed to drop off her father's car at home before he could speak with her.