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No Nikah if there is music or DJs at the wedding: Islamic clerics’ fatwa in Mankote, Jammu and Kashmir sparks debate

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Clerics in Poonch District warned that Nikah or Namaz-e-janaza would not be played if a family played music during weddings. (Screenshot from Times Now channel)

Cashmere: Islamic scholars in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir have now issued a fatwa against music, DJs and drumbeats during wedding ceremonies. The announcement was made in Mankote, with clerics warning that Nikah or Namaz-e-janaza would not be played if a family played music during weddings.

The incident sparked outrage from several quarters. Speaking to Times Now, BJP leader Yudhvir Sethi questioned why fatwas were not issued to ensure children of Jammu and Kashmir “drop the guns and pick up the laptops” and get an education and earn well. “Why do they have a problem with those who work as DJs, etc.? and earn a living? Asked the vice president of Jammu and Kashmir BJP.

So far, there had been no follow-up comments from other political leaders from other parties in the Kashmir Valley.

This is not, however, an isolated incident. Recent reports from various locations indicate that similar statements were also made in Uttar Pradesh last year. Shortly after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board issued an 11-point resolution letter to tackle social evils, Islamic scholars said they would not perform the wedding ceremony if the groom demanded the dowry. family of the girl or played music or indulged in fireworks.

In 2018, clerics in UP’s Deoband said they would boycott weddings where music and dancing took place and where a DJ was present because it was against Islam. “If the music and the dance took place before the nikah ceremony and qazi did not know it, then it is different”, declared at the time the city of Qazi Mufti Azhar Hussain, quoted by the agency of ANI press.