New Delhi, April 2: Calling wedding bands, ‘un-Islamic’, influential Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom Deoband on Monday said that it won’t solemnise Muslim marriages where music and dance are part of the wedding. Speaking to news agency ANI, ‘City Qazi’ Mufti Azhar Hussain said, “We will not conduct ‘nikah’ in weddings where music and dance is happening and DJ is there. This is against Islam.”
He further stated,”We will boycott such weddings. If the music and dance happens before the nikah ceremony and the qazi does not know then it is different.”
However, this is not the first time a cleric has raised objections to music in weddings. Several Muslim clerics had objected it calling it an unnecessary financial burden. Notably, Clerics from Kota in Rajasthan have already banned DJs, loud music and wedding bands at Muslim weddings.
Earlier this year, a bizzare diktat was issued by the same seminary which had said that buying life insurance policies are un-Islamic. Deoband clerics had defended the diktat saying,”No insurance company can guarantee a man’s longevity as life and death are in the hands of Allah.”