India: Muslim scholar says do proper nikah or call a pandit
By: Siasat Daily
Source: Siasat Daily
Hyderabad: Maulana Syed Salman Nadvi, noted Islamic scholar expressed his anxiety concerning extravagant expenses in marriages. He stressed the need for performing marriage ceremonies in a simple way. He condemned those who spend crores of rupees in marriages. He advised the people of Hyderabad to display banners carrying the message, ‘Those who spend extravagantly are the brothers of Satan’ in front of function halls where such marriages are being celebrated.
He asked the people to boycott such marriages. He also persuaded people to say categorically that they don’t want to attend such marriages. He asked them to say ‘If you want to perform marriage according to Islamic way, we will attend. Otherwise, call any pandit (Hindu priest) to perform marriage’.
Maulana Salman Nadvi condemned such marriages where people waste food and indulge in non-Islamic activities. He termed such marriages as mockery.
He felt the need for Islamic clerics to launch such a campaigns rigorously, otherwise, Muslim community would be ruined.