Sonu Nigam needs publicity, I have more followers than him: Muslim cleric after Sonu shaves off hair

Sonu Nigam shaves off hair in response to Bengal cleric's 'fatwa' but the controversy seems far from over.

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published:April 20, 2017 12:40 pm
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After Sonu Nigam shaved off his hair in reply to a Bengal-based cleric announcing an award of Rs 10 lakh to anyone who can tonsure the singer’s head, the controversy over his azaan row is far from over. Despite Sonu reiterating that he was protesting use of loudspeakers at places of worship and not a religion, the cleric is refusing to bow out of the debate. He has also refused to pay the Rs 10 lakh reward to Sonu as he said all his demands have not been met.

Speaking to, the Bengal-based cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi said, “How can he say to ban loudspeakers? If he feels azaan on loudspeakers are disturbing then he should leave singing too. Loudspeaker pe hi gaa gaa kar famous hua hai.” Saying that Twitter is hardly the right platform to talk about this agenda, he said, “He want azaan to stop, prayers in temple to stop then he should go to the Supreme Court and ask them to announce a rule that nobody should use loud speakers. Then, of course, all the religions would follow the rule. But tweeting about it, who is he? Is he God? Indian Constitution allows us the freedom to practice our religion.”


About his refusal to pay Rs 10 lakh to Sonu despite him getting his head tonsured, Quaderi said the singer has not fulfilled two of the three conditions he had put. In an interview to DNA, the cleric had said he would pay the money to anyone who would shave off Sonu’s hair, make him wear a garland of old and torn shoes and parade him around India.

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“He has to complete all the demands. I am ready to give all the money I had promised. I would want to clear that the statement was an opinion and not a fatwa.” When asked if this is just a way to gain publicity, Quadri said, “See, I don’t need publicity. Sonu does. And that’s why he chose to speak to religion and play with people’s religious sentiments. I am holding a press conference at 12 on Thursday and shall give all the clarification then.”

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  1. H
    Apr 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    @Aarif all people dont have smart phones.
    1. R
      Apr 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm
      we don't have dearth of brainwashed zombies to follow this filthy kathmulla.
      1. A
        Apr 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm
        Though I am a muslim I am in complete agreement with his concerns and opinion, forget about waking up from sleep, my home is adjacent to a mosque and when the Azaan starts we just cant't even talk to each other, the noise so very high and unbearable that we are forced to close our ears, but we cannot complain. Same is the case with a temple which is close by but at least they are better because they use speakers only during special pooja during festivals. For those who want to offer Namaz among muslims there are so many modern options and the most po r being their own Phones which can be set to give alarm exactly at the time of Namaaz; so why then do we need this general disturbance? We cannot question because few extremists may take law in to their hands and cause harm.
        1. A
          Apr 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm
          Arif , agar aap jaise hi sab log soche na toh bharat badal jaye. Pata nahin ye mulla, maulana kahan se thekedaar ban k aa jaate hai. I think special occasions mei permission de kar , baaki din loud speaker par ban hi hona chahiye. Kyon meri astha k samay kisi doosare ki gaali leni. Meri aarti, main aram se karun, app shati se namaz padho. Sabhi speaker jaane chahiye.
          1. V
            Apr 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm
            You are absolutely right dear Arif.
            1. M
              Apr 20, 2017 at 4:10 pm
              He is RSS goon. always deceive people.
              1. A
                Apr 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm
                Dear Arif, As a muslim you should know that azaan is the call to Prayer hence all conversation should stop and take yourself to pray including when you are asleep, wake up for prayers! How you as a muslim can say the following "forget about waking up from sleep, my home is adjacent to a mosque and when the Azaan starts we just can't even talk to each other" is beyond me as no muslim in his right sane mind will think of the azaan as noise! catch a wake up Sonu nigam is looking for publicity finished.
              2. S
                Apr 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm
                This bloody man is not even a Mulla, IT department should conduct raids in his offices and house and check from where has he ac ulated so much wealth. Beside this dumb head Sonu Nikamma has only trimmed his head while the condition is that to shave the head and wear a chappal garland and roam around in the city.