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Darul Uloom denies issuing fatwa on Vande Mataram

September 04, 2006 17:30 IST

The Darul Uloom Deoband -- a leading centre of Islamic learning, categorically stated on Monday that it had not issued any fatwa on Vande Mataram. It added that it has not directed Muslim children to skip classes on September 7 to protest against its mandatory recitation in the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states.

Accusing 'communal forces' of maligning the 130-year-old Islamic institution, Mohatamim Maulana Margoobur Rehman, the rector, said that it had neither issued any fatwa nor appealed on this issue after the Human Resource Development Ministry issued a directive to all schools to recite the national song on September 7 which marks the centenary of the song.

"The Darul Uloom is being unneccesarily dragged into the Vande Mataram controversy," he said, adding that Muslims are true patriots and there was no need to question their patriotism.

Terming it unfair to target the ulema of the Darul Uloom, Deoband, without ascertaining facts on the issue, the Maulana said they did not wish to be party to any 'political controversy'.

"Ours is purely religious centre, concentrating on the teachings of Islam, which also supports peace and harmony," he added.

On the issue that taking of life insurance policy by a Muslim is an 'un-Islamic act', he said the Darul Uloom has not issued any decree, but given its comments in the light of Islamic law. "The fatwa cannot be forcibly implemented," he noted.


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Number of User Comments: 12

Sub: To sing or not to sing vande matram

The main foundation of islam is "None to be worshipped other than Allah and Mohammed is his prophet" If a muslim contravens this he is ...

Posted by Ashfak Baig

Sub: Issue for political gain

I think that political party has spread so much and make a big issue on it to gain power. isn\'t it??? after longtime of our ...

Posted by Anas Akhunji

Sub: Well, then issue a new fatwa.

to join Vande Mataram in all earnestness. Or one day the silent majority will throw you in the Arabian Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and Bay ...

Posted by chanakya

Sub: Why don't use your brain

Why Muslims do not use their brain or they are totally dumb, mental slave of dirty religious and political leaders, who wants to make us ...

Posted by Asraf

Sub: Please focus!!!

The issue goes much beyond Vande Mataram or being suspicious about Indian Muslim's patriotism. The subject in question is what comes first, being an Indian ...

Posted by K. S. Mayya



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