Influential Islamic seminary Darul Uloom has issued a Fatwa against the chant of ‘Bharat mata ki Jai’, terming it as un-Islamic. The organisation said that no Muslim should worship anyone accept Allah and that nation is not god for them. The fatwa was originally issued on March 19 but became viral on social media on Thursday evening. It says that Islam does not allow Idol worship, therefore Muslims should restrain themselves from chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.
It should be noted that the Fatwa was issued by Darul Ifta is a separate department in Seminary headed by Maulana Habiburrehman Haidrabadi in which scholars give their collective opinion to queries of people in light of Quran and Hadees.
Darul Uloom issues Fatwa against Bharat Mata Ki Jai
Influential Islamic seminary Darul Uloom has issued a Fatwa against the chant of ‘Bharat mata ki Jai’, terming it as un-Islamic.Posted by Newsnation on Friday, April 1, 2016
“We love the country, but we believe only in one God,” Darul Uloom Deoband said when it was asked to respond to the ongoing debate on chanting or not chanting “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”
However, Darul Uloom is known for its moderate stands on controversial issues. Interestingly, Darul Uloom Deoband had recently issued a decree asking Muslims to hoist national flag on their houses and establishments on Independence Day. It had also appealed to them to celebrate the occasion with great spirit of patriotism.