A Muslim girl from Meerut recently won accolades for winning second prize for reciting Bhagwad Gita at a function organised by Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government. However, 15-year-old student Alia Khan’s efforts have upset the ulemas of Deoband Darul Uloom, who issued a fatwa against her.
“I dressed as Krishna and recited Gita as a part of a competition,” said Alia.
She further told the haters who called her act as anti-Islamic that Islam is not so weak “that we will be dismissed from it just for reciting Gita or wearing a costume”.
“They issued a fatwa but I will request all not to drag me into politics,” said the 15-year-old.
Alia had dressed up as Lord Krishna and recited the Bhagwad Gita shlokas while competing with other students.
An Ulema of Deoband, however, expressed his displeasure, saying: “How could she dress up like Lord Krishna. It is anti-Islamic”.
In December 2017, a Muslim girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow won a Gita recitation competition organised by Education Board.
Afreen Rauf, who broke religious barriers and emerged victorious in a competition held at in Lucknow’s Municipal Girls Inter College, said that she got the inspiration to learn the holy book from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Source: Times NOw