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Fatwas promote misunderstanding, says Muslim cleric

Updated: Mar 15, 2017 10:57 IST      
Fatwas promote misunderstanding, says Muslim cleric

New Delhi [India], Mar. 15 (ANI): Muslim cleric Imam Umer Ilyasi while commenting on the fatwa issued against a singer in Assam said such steps only promote misunderstandings, adding if someone is doing something against the Shariat then the concerned person should be spoken to personally and made to understand.

"Even though Shariat does not allow singing and dancing, but the ulemma should think their approach towards the issue. If someone is doing something that is against the shariat, declaring fatwas only complicate the issue and lead to misunderstanding," Ilyasi told ANI

"The person should have been called and made to understand and the environment would also have been good. So, I think such fatwas promote misunderstanding," he added.

As many as 42 clerics issued a fatwa against reality singing star Nahid Afrin, who was the first runner-up of a musical reality TV show, asking her to stop performing in public.

According to reports, the fatwa has been issued against her keeping in view an upcoming event that was to be held on March 25. Since the venue of the event was in the vicinity of a mosque and a graveyard, the clerics have announced to boycott her singing programmes and have asked her to stop performing in public.

Nahid, who made her Bollywood singing debut for actress Sonakshi Sinha in the 2016 movie 'Akira', first rose to stardom after a successful stint on a reality singing show in 2015. (ANI)

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