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Fatwa against 54 Muslims for supporting Vande Mataram

March 10, 2004 15:50 IST
Last Updated: March 10, 2004 15:58 IST

Fifty-four Muslims have been excommunicated and their marriages nullified by a priest in Agra after they reportedly expressed the view that singing Vande Mataram was not un-Islamic.

While issuing the fatwa, Mufti Abdul Quddus Rumi declared that singing of the national song 'would lead them (Muslims) to hell.'

It was wrong for Muslims to sing Vande Mataram, he said, adding those advocating the song were deviating from the religion.

Muslims who made statements in favour of the song should offer prayers to renew their faith in Islam and remarry according to Islamic rites, he said.

Among those excommunicated were Mutwallis (heads) of the Loha Mandi and Shaheed Nagar mosques.

Of the 54 who were excommunicated, 13 asked for forgiveness.

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Number of User Comments: 55

Sub: Hey since when did Pakistanis start issuing fatwas in India?

Who ever says that singing Vande Mataram is a gaddaar, a traitor, we had many Muslims who gave up their lives saying vande mataram. How ...

Posted by Sameer

Sub: Re: Vande Mataram: Muslims penalised

This is the sort of anti-national nonsense that gets everyone upset. Muslim commentators and religious authorities should denounce this joker... this is every bit as ...

Posted by anirvan lahiri

Sub: Should this move not be condemned by every Indian?

Singing Vande matram means that you are a true Indian and have faith in India as a nation and it culture. It does not, in ...

Posted by shooks

Sub: Vande Mataram!

Mufti Quddus should be prosecuted for insulting Vande Mataram, shich infact is the actual National anthem. How can the law accept his comments.

Posted by Santosh Kurbet

Sub: Ridiculous

I just don't understand how can Vande Matram be anti Muslim by any chance. Neither there is any mention of any Hindu God nor any ...

Posted by Ajay



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