Celebrating freedom day

Category: 

Social Matters

According to Madhhab: 

Hanafi

Reference: 

1440-199

Question: 

A few days ago I was
told by a doctor of our khiyaal that the ulama of deoband celebrated the freedom
day in India when they were liberated. Not only did they celebrate that freedom
day but also sang some song of freedom. Is there some truth or explanation to
it ? 


Answer: 

We have not found any clear text or evidence to prove that the Ulama of Deoband celebrated Indian Freedom Day and sang the national anthem.

However, if they did perchance celebrate the day, then the reasoning behind it will have to be investigated. If celebrating the Freedom Day along with singing the national anthem was done purely due to political expediency/reasons, then there would be some leeway for it, but with the proviso that nothing was said or done in conflict with Shariah’. For instance, no act of Shirk took place and no words of Shirk were contained in the in the anthem that was sung.

If what you have heard is true, that the Ulama of Deoband did do this, then it was very likely to have been done due to political expediency/reasons and surely within the boundaries of Shariah. (Kifayatul Mufti Vol. 9 Pg. 79) 

AND ALLAH TA'AALA ALONE IN HIS INFINITE KNOWLEDGE KNOWS BEST

ANSWERED BY: Mohmmad Anas Khan

CHECKED AND APPROVED BY:  Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B. 

Islamic Date:30 Rabi'ul Akhir 1440 - English Date:7th January 2019

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