A leading Islamic seminary has issued a decree declaring the BSP slogan of ‘Jai Bhim’ as un-Islamic and violative of Shariat.
In the fatwa,the Dar-ul Uloom said that the slogan,invoking Dalit leader Bhimrao Ambedkar,was “against the Islamic law as the religion does not permit such a prayer for anyone except Allah”.
The fatwa was issued by chief Mufti Habibur Rehman,Mufti Mehmood and Mufti Zeulislam on Saturday on a query raised by a medico M Mehraj Khan,seminary sources said.
While the decree has sparked concern in the BSP,especially among its Muslim leaders,a cleric from the seminary Asad Madani who recently joined the party said that the slogan was not a “compulsion” for the party workers. Backing the fatwa,Madani said it was based on Shariat law.