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Muslims ordered to avoid Avoid Ramdev’s yoga camp; it begins with ‘Vande Mataram’

Posted by jagoindia on November 8, 2009


Avoid Ramdev’s yoga camp, it begins with ‘Vande Mataram’: Darool to Muslims

PTI 7 November 2009

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Four days after Ramdev demonstrated ‘pranayam’ and a Hindu priest recited Vedic hymns at a meet of Muslim clerics at Deoband, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom issued a directive asking Muslims to avoid a camp run by the yoga guru as it begins with the singing of ‘Vande Mataram’.

“Singing of Vande Mataram is a prayer and against Islamic law as Muslims cannot offer prayers to anyone except Allah. Muslims should not sing Vande Mataram,” said Mufti Ehsan Kazmi, deputy-in-charge of Darul Uloom’s fatwa department.

He, however, said yoga can be practised as an exercise.

Another cleric Mufti Ehsan also said Muslims should refrain from singing ‘Vande Mataram’ during the yoga camp.

Darul Uloom had issued an edict which opposed any prayer involving ‘Vande Mataram’ and it was supported by top Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind at its 30th general assembly at Deoband.

More than two lakh clerics and students watched Ramdev’s demonstration.

Incidentally, the 143-year-old influential seminary Darool had in the past issued a fatwa in favour of yoga after some clerics banned Muslims from practising it.

One Response to “Muslims ordered to avoid Avoid Ramdev’s yoga camp; it begins with ‘Vande Mataram’”

  1. Dr. O. P. Sudrania said

    This controversy over Vande Mataram has been created recently but the song is very old. However if there are some objections to some part, both community leaders should sit together and come to an acceptable compromise. Bigotry should be avoided. Muslims need to be just as flexible as they expect Hindus and vice versa. Muslims should or should start to believe in Secularism when they have chosen to live in India with majority Hindus. They must compare the Indian liberalism with Fundamentalist Pakistan. I do not want to go further but we must not live in an era of Idol hate or death to infidels. I am sorry to spell out but that is where the muslim mindset needs to emancipate and free themselves from the medieval hypocricy. Self rectification and reformation is the need of the hour. Live in the Rome as Romans live, and elsewhere as everybody else lives.

    We should adopt an attitude of live and let live together. Aim should be unity in diversity, not the other way round. There are always two sides of a coin. You can find ways on either side depending upon our attitudes – what do we want to promote; “Hate or Love”. We can accordingly choose our rhetorics.

    I have read the great Muslim leader of free India, Mr Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad on partition of India and why did he choose to stay in India. He also opined on the partition and formation of Pakistan on the basis of religion. But my present generation of Muslims should read his views on West and East Pakistan. I salute the great man. He had forcasted the demise of both parts of disparate Pakistan, except for religion, otherwise completely dissimilar and incompatible. It did not take them long to separate out in 1971 after another gory history of bloodshed and atrocities. Although lot may be said but the brief is this. I regard him a “Great Visionary”.

    I love my Muslim friends and brothers but not their Fatwas and death to Infidels. Please, love should come from both sides. I pray not to be misunderstood but interpreted in right direction and spirit. We all need and are entitled to live in an environment of peace and freedom from terror and undeserved wounds devoid of bigotry and calouness. Any imposition or an idea of imposition must be looked at archaic and medieval and shunned as such abhorent and unacceptable. “Do unto others as ye would do to thyself”. There must be a synchrony in our thoughts of, “Our heart should live where we choose to live”. It should be a whole hearted game with sportsman spirit.

    I condemned the Cartoons of Mohammad, and equally vehemently did I condemn M. F. Hussain for his audacity.

    Dr. O. P. Sudrania

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