Muslim cleric issues fatwa against ‘un-Islamic’ New Year celebration

In what could be described as a bizarre incident, a Muslim cleric in India has issued a fatwa over celebrating New Year on January 1. Maulana Mufti Tariq Quasmi, a senior cleric at the Madarsa Jamia Hussainia of Deoband, Asia’s biggest seminary based in Saharanpur city of India, has asked the Muslim community in the country to abstain from New Year celebrations citing those as “un-Islamic”.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Every day in Islam is in the seventh century.
    It’s like ground hog day forever.

  • Editor

    I’ve seen this headline ” Muslim cleric issues fatwa . . .” so many times and with such ridiculous results I now treat it the same as “Two guys walk into a bar . . . “. You just know nonsense is coming.

  • Morticiaa

    That must be why edmonton mayor announced, no New Year celebration this year
    There will be some fireworks at 9 pm so as not to disturb condo residents near the legislature
    WTF
    The only city in the free world nit to have a midnight welcoming fir 2018
    Says lots about this cesspool