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BJP's Zafar Islam plays safe on fatwa on cow urine items

Updated: Aug 24, 2016 14:02 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 24 (ANI): Not completely declining the fatwa issued by Islamic seminary against products with cow urine, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Zafar Islam on Wednesday said the scientific use of cow urine is not known, adding there are many things which are permitted even though the Islamic faith doesn't allow those things in normal course of action.

Talking to ANI, Islam said the consumption of cow urine and the products, which have cow urine, is prohibited as far as Islamic faith is concerned.

"But we do not know in scientific use whether it is permitted or not. Scientifically, there are many things which are permitted even though Islamic faith doesn't allow those things in normal course of action like for instance alcohol is not allowed to consume, but as a medicine it is allowed. So, we don't know what the scientific use is if cow urine," he added.

The BJP leader's response comes a day after Lucknow Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband referred to the use of products containing cow urine as 'najayaz' (inappropriate) and issued a fatwa against the use of such products by Muslims.

The fatwa came in response to a question submitted whether a Muslim should use brands like Patanjali, which contain cow urine in them. (ANI)