Deoband clerics launch campaign against use of loud music, crackers in wedding | Meerut News

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MUZAFFARNAGAR: Clerics in UP’s Deoband, the seat of renowned Sunni Islamic seminary, on Friday said that they have launched a countrywide campaign against use of loud music and crackers during the wedding ceremonies and will not solemnize ‘nikaah’ in such functions.
It comes two days after clerics in Shamli district refused to solemnize a ‘nikaah’ after seeing the groom dancing “violently” on the roof of a car to DJ music. It left the groom and bride sides in a lurch in Shamli’s Kairana area.
“Ulemas (clerics) everywhere are being told not to conduct ‘nikaah’ in such marriages. We are also against dowry and the clerics will not solemnize weddings where it has been given,” said Qari Ishaq Gora, a prominent cleric in Deoband.
The decision to boycott such weddings was taken at a meeting of clerics in Muzaffarnagar before the Friday prayers.
During the post prayer sermon, the clerics also asked the people to avoid use of loud music and firecrackers.
Maulana Mufti Asrarul Haq, who had called the meeting, said, “Every cleric has welcomed the decision. Even prominent people of the area also agreed with us.”

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