Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Singing is un-Islamic, says Grand Mufti to Kashmir girls rock band...

Freedom of speech has come under threat once again in India. This time a all-girls rock band of Kashmir has been bullied and threatened by Muslim organisations to stop singing.

Praagaash - the Valley's first all-women rock band, initially faced threats and abuses online, now, Muslim groups have said singing is "un-Islamic".

Grandmufti of Jammu and Kashmir Bashiruddin Ahmad on Sunday, Feb 3 termed singing as "un-Islamic" and asked them to abandon it.

The Grandmufti issued a decree, terming singing as un-Islamic.

"I have said that singing is not in accordance with Islamic teachings," Ahmad said.

The cleric said he has advised the members of the rock band to "abandon" singing as it is against Islamic teachings and will not help them in playing any constructive role in the society.

"Society cannot be built or developed by doing un-Islamic acts like singing. I have advised these girls, and other Muslims as well, to stay within the limits of modesty as prescribed for them," he added. Full society...

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