Maulvi Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi of Bengal issued a very public fatwa against Sonu Nigam’s comments about using loudspeakers for Azaan, saying “If anyone can shave his hair, put a garland of old torn shoes around his neck and tour him around the country I personally announce an award of Rs 10 lakh for that person.” Sonu Nigam has done his part by shaving his head and that too by a Muslim barber. Sooooooooooooo when will this Maulvi pay Sonu Nigam his Rs. 10 Lacs? There are some news about this fatwa was “not really” issued – which are unacceptable as the public at large is witness to this very public fatwa?
Source: India Times
- 21 Apr 2017
Sonu Nigam is NOT against Azaan. He is only questioning the loudspeakers used for early morning Azaan. His tweet says “God bless everyone. I’m not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India.” Can we all be less worked up and emotional and focus only on the issue of whether loudspeakers should be employed each morning to awaken the general population? It is possible these issues have not been raised before. In several western countries one does not hear Azaan from loudspeakers due to restrictions on loud noises. Is there a lesson for India to follow?
Source: Meri News
- 19 Apr 2017