Times Now 3 November 2009
Jamait-e-Ulema Hind or the JEU on Tuesday issued a fatwa against singing national song ‘Vande Mataram’.
According to a resolution, Muslims should not sing ‘Vande Mataram’ as its reciting is against the Islam.
The resolution, which was passed at the Deoband national convention meet, says that Muslims should not sing ‘Vande Mataram’ as some verses of the patriotic song are against the tenets of Islam. The JEU leader said that the some of the line in the song is against Islam.
Meanwhile, home minister P Chidambaram addressed a Jamait-e-Ulema Hind conference in Deoband today.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Law Board justified the decision saying that (Muslims) can’t offer prayers to anyone but Allah. Kamal Farooqui, a prominent leader of the Board said, “We love the nation but can’t worship it.”