Lucknow: A fatwa has been issued against chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ in response to the various queries received by the fatwa department of Islamic seminary Daurl Uloom of Deoband, called Darul Ifta.
The fatwa states that Muslims should restrain themselves from using the slogan as Islam condemns idol worship.
The fatwa, which was issued on March 19 by the seminary, came into light after it went viral on social media on Thursday evening.
The spokesperson of the seminary, Ashraf Usmani, said, “Scholars of Darul Ifta had issued fatwa in response to queries of people who sent letters along with portrait of Bharat Mata.”
He explained that ‘Bharat Mata’ has been portrayed as a Goddess clad in saffron clothes carrying a trident in one hand, and hence in light of the teachings of holy Quran, followers of Islam can’t say Bharat Mata Ki Jai.
Usmani further clarified that Islam respects all but it can’t allow worship of its Prophet in form of an idol.
Darul Ifta is a separate department in the Seminary in which scholars give their collective opinion to the queries of people in light of Quran and Hadees, and is headed by Maulana Habiburrehman Haidrabadi....