Darul Uloom not to close down online fatwa system

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Aasha Khosa | Date 01-03-2024
Maulana Mehmood Madani coming for the meeting of Majlis-e-Shura
Maulana Mehmood Madani coming for the meeting of Majlis-e-Shura


New Delhi

Darul Uloom, Deoband,  a renowned religious and academic center in the Islamic world located in Uttar Pradesh, has decided to continue its page on online Fatwa on its website notwithstanding the notice issued by the district magistrate on the complaint of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on an ‘objectionable edict about Ghazwa-e-hind that refers to the supposed invasion of India by Islamic warriors”.

It has decided to approach the Court in case the authorities were not satisfied with the reply to the notice.

These decisions were taken at the two-day meeting of the Majlis Shura of its management committee at Deoband. The Shura also decided to increase the salaries of the teachers and modify the rules for admission.

Meanwhile, the members of the Shura also examined the reply sent by Darul Uloom Deoband to the authorities on the Ghazwa-e-Hindu issue and approved it.

The meeting was attended by Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim Naumani, Madrasin Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, Maulana Mahmood Madani, Maulana Muhammad Aqil Saharanpur, Member of Assembly Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, Maulana Abdul Aleem Farooqui, Hakeem Kaleemullah Aligarh, Maulana Rahmatullah Kashmiri, Maulana Anwar Rahman, Maulana Fazal. Ur Rahman, Maulana Bilal Hosni Lucknow, Maulana Syed Habib Bandwi, Syed Anjar Hussain Mian Deobandi, Maulana Mehmood Rajasthani, Mufti Shafiq Bangalore, Maulana Aqil Garhi Daulat and Maulana Malik Ibrahim.

The Shura also gave a green signal to increase the cash as a reward given to the students securing top positions in the examinations.

The members of the Majlis-e-Shura discussed ways to ensure the attendance of students and authorities at the seminary to frame fresh rules so that students with low attendance are barred from writing the annual examination.

After the Ghazwa-e-Hind controversy, many wondered if the ‘Fitna (Conflict/Dispute) website would be shut down. Sources said some members even favoured shutting down the page.

The Shura said that the website of Darul Uloom is visited by two crore viewers from India and abroad every month. While 40,000 fatwas have been issued online on this website since it was launched in 2008.

On the fitna page, the followers of Sharia (Islamic laws) ask questions and the fatwa department responds.

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The page has sections such as divorce, marriage, halal, haram, employment, education, land, etc. Fatwas are also published in English, Hindi, and Urdu languages. Religious books in different languages are also uploaded on the website.