Fatwa Issued Against Muslim Teen for Reciting Bhagavad Gita
Islamic Seminary ‘Darul Uloom Deoband’ issued a fatwa against a Muslim girl for reciting verses from Bhagavad Gita.
The ulemas Islamic Seminary Darul Uloom Deoband issued a fatwa against a 15-year-old student of Meerut who recently bagged the second prize for reciting a shloka from Bhagavad Gita at an event organised by the Yogi Adityanath government. The girl says that she performed for purpose of competitive and nothing more.
I did not perform thinking about religion. I recited Gita just for the sake of the competition. Islam is not so weak that we will be dismissed from it just for reciting Gita or wearing a costume. My religion is Islam and will always be.
The teen emphasises that she is not bothered by the fatwa that’s issued against her by the Islamic Seminary.
It’s alright that they have issued a fatwa against me. Please, don’t drag me into politics. I am only in 10th standard and I have to study for my upcoming exams.
The 15-year-old’s uncle hails his niece for boldly participating in the competition and says that Islam doesn’t oppose other religions.
My niece did a great job. Gita is a very old scripture. Islam’s teachings don’t oppose the practise of other religions.Teenager’s uncle
The Islamic Seminary also issued fatwas against women wearing slim-fit burqas.
The seminary is one of the biggest and prominent seminaries of Asia and is situated in Deoband town in Saharanpur district.
The Darul Uloom recently issued a fatwa against New Year celebrations, observing that it was un-Islamic as the Islamic calendar year starts from Muharram.
(Inputs from the PTI)
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