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Ulema of Bareilly support fatwa against Vande Mataram

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November 05, 2009 18:08 IST
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Ulema of Bareilly sect on Thursday endorsed the fatwa issued by Deoband clerics against reciting of national song Vande Mataram.

"We also think that fatwa issued against Vande Mataram is right because in Islam it is not permitted to worship any other God. Although we love our country but we cannot worship it. Our Prophet has preached us to love our country. We love it," Sajjada Nasheen of Dargahe Ala Hazrat Maulana Subhan Raza Khan said in Bareily.

General Secretary of All India Jamaat Raza Mustafa Maulana Shahabuddin saying that they cannot recite Vande Mataram echoed similar views. "We have reservations on some of its lines which is not in accordance with our religious faith. But it does not mean that we do not love our country. We need no certificate for our patriotism," he added.

Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind on November 3 asked its community members of the community not to recite Vande Mataram. Darul Uloom's fatwa department had issued the edict in 2006 describing recitation of Vande Mataram as anti-Islamic.

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