West Bengal maulvi issues fatwa against Sonu Nigam and the singer gives the epic reply



Recently, singer Sonu Nigam made a statement on Twitter against the use of loudspeakers for ‘azaan’, the call to prayer in mosques. His comments didn’t go down well on the internet, where he was accused of being insensitive towards Muslims. The singer has justified his statement saying that those tweets were not against any religion but usage of loudspeakers.

West Bengal maulvi issues fatwa against Sonu Nigam and the singer gives the epic reply 3

Now, if reports are to be believed, A senior member of a council issued the Fatwa against him. Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, Vice President, West Bengal Minority United Council.

“If anyone can shave his hair, put a garland of old torn shoes around his neck and tour him around the country I personally announce an award of Rs 10 lakh for that person,” said Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi.

Terming Nigam as an anti-national, Quaderi said at a press conference today that no one had the right to hurt the sentiments of any other religion. “I would have reacted the same way if one had talked ill about the sound of bells coming from a temple as well. If we all become so intolerant about each other’s religions, we will soon have a bunch of atheists in our country. People like Nigam should be driven out of the country,” he added.

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“It is a rally to send a message across to people like Nigam and RSS leaders who had recently put up a public meeting at the same place to insult our prophet. The rally will be attended by people across all faiths,” Quaderi said.

“More than the namaz people are disturbed by the cacophony from his music studio and during his concerts. In every religion people are asked to wake up early in the morning. Just like Muslims wake up early to say namaz, Hindus too wake up early in the morning to do Surya Namaskar. God gives these people prosperity. It seems Nigam had lost his popularity and Arijit Singh from Bengal is getting all the singing contracts. Our appeal to Nigam is to get up early with the sound of azaan,” he added.

But, Sonu is not one to sit and sulk. Taking notice, he immediately took to Twitter and threw what seems like an open challenge to the maulvi.

In fact, he is also invited the press for the show of shade!