Ludhiana imam issues 'fatwa' against Chander Mohan




Ludhiana (Punjab), Dec 10 (IANS) The chief cleric of Ludhiana's main mosque has issued a 'fatwa’ (religious edict) against former Haryana deputy chief minister Chander Mohan for embracing Islam to illegally marry for the second time and said he should be jailed.

The 'fatwa' has been issued against Chand Mohammed, the new name that Chander Mohan acquired after converting to Islam, Muslim religious leaders said here Wednesday.

Habib-ur-Rehman, shahi imam of the Jama Masjid at Fieldganj here, said the marriage of Chand Mohammed to Fiza (earlier Anuradha Bali) was a “fraud”.

“He has done a wrong thing and this will not be accepted in Islam. No one can convert to Islam just to get married. The fatwa has been issued to caution Muslims against having anything to do with him. He should be socially boycotted,” Rehman said here.

Rehman said Chander Mohan should be booked by the Haryana government for his illegal marriage and put behind bars.

The couple, missing for nearly 45 days, were secretly married in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh last month after converting to Islam.

Chander Mohan was sacked as deputy chief minister of Haryana Sunday, hours after he publicly announced his second marriage to Bali. The Haryana government maintained that he was dropped from the Bhupinder Singh Hooda ministry because he was “absent” from office for about 50 days and was “neglecting” work.

Bali, a lawyer, was removed as Haryana’s assistant advocate general earlier this month after her relationship with the deputy chief minister became open in political circles here.

Chander Mohan was Monday publicly disowned by his father and former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, who said it was a “shameful act”. Lal also asked his son not to enter the family house.

Chander Mohan was earlier married to Seema Bishnoi and has two children from his first mariage. His teenaged son died in March this year.

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Ludhiana imam issues 'fatwa' against Chander Mohan

I am sure Maulana is a great a scholar of Islam but I doubt he has the power to issue the certificate of Islam or reject any one from the fold of Islam even if some one hypocritically recites Shahadah.

Allah and Allah knows the secrets of our hearts and our intentions-no one else can judge other's intentions and motives.

It is a common belief that if some one professes Islam, recites Kalimah and wants to be a Muslim, he has every right to do so and Muslims have to accept him or her as Muslim. Allah knows our intentions and He will judge all of us and our actions on the day of judgement.

It is a beauty of Islam that we don't need a priest or Maulana to become a Muslim. If some one understands the meaning of Kalimah and takes a Shahadah , the person becomes Muslim. it may well be for a ulterior motive but that is for Allah to judge not us.

There is a lesson in a story of a Sahabi who killed a "Non Muslim" in a battlefield inspite of him reciting Kalimah and declaring to become a Muslim before being killed.

The prophet was not pleased when he heard the story. The companion explained to the prophet sas that he killed the enemy because he did not believe that he truly accepted Islam and he was reciting Kalima only out of the fear of imminent death. The prophet SAS asked him how could he know his true intentions .
Allah and Allah alone knows the intentions and he had had no right to reject his Islam and kill him.

The beauty of Islam is that we don't need a clergy or a priest or a Maulana. One needs to take Sshahadah in front of Muslims and that is enough.

Imteyaz Khan. UK

Actions are judged by intentions in Islam.

Imteyaz Khan has informatively said everything that has to
be said on this matter.

Maulana being a great a scholar of Islam has his right to
say what he feels right, but he has expressed his opinion,
but he knows that his word is not the final word on this
subject, he knows that there may be other opinions (fatwas)
on the same subject contrary to his own.No scholar has monopoly
on interpreting the actions of others except in clear cut cases.
This case is not that clear cut.

Even assuming that the immediate motive for the conversion is
his marrying the lady he was in love with, no one can outright
rule out the possibility that, having insincerely entered Islam,
the Lord of the Worlds may show him the rays of light to
understand true Islam and he may come to the Taqwa based
Islam in the life of him and his wife.

Even if that fails to happen(Navudubillah)it is possible
that children born to him may become people who follow the
teachings of Islam fully and admirably and may become
people of saliheen. So let us leave him alone and judge him
later on based on his future actions.

Where is this pope system in Islam

I totally disagree with the fatwa of Habib-ur-Rehman, shahi imam of the Jama Masjid at Fieldganj .Islam is a religion of peace and bond with Allah.What Mr Chand Mohammad did is the search for peace.And for his it is enough to give shahadah of Allah Rabbul aalameen.Now he is Muslim.Who has given this authority to him to question the religion?Before giving such type of papal Bull degree it is better for him to study the early period of Islam.
What this maulana sahib says about the previous miss beauty model turned actress Nafeesa ali whose father is a muslim,mother is christian and she herslef married to a Sikh mr sodhi and this year performed Hajj with the Governor of Jharkahnd mr syed sibte Razi?Is her Hajj is valid ?Is she Muslim?(source-Roznama Rashtriya Sahara urdu,dated 11/12/2008,Thursday)

A humble request to all maulanas

A humble request to all maulanas...please stop giving fatwas and start focusing on the issues which matters to the ummah and nation....I am sick of hearing all these premature fatwas.

STOP FATWA HE IS OUR BROTHER NOW PLEASE IMAM DONT MAKE POLITICS

HE WAS FRIEND BUT NOW HE IS OUR BROTHER AND ITS OUR DUTY TO GIVE HIM AND HIS WIFE MORAL SUPPORT,IT IS NOT A JOKE BUT ITS A DECISSION HE HAS TAKEN WHICH I AND WE ALL SHOULD PRAY NEAR ALLAH TO FORGIVE ALL HIS SIN AND BLESS HIM TO WALK ON DEEN.
TRUE ITS ALLAH WHO HAS TO DECIDE AND WELL COME HIM TO ISLAM .
I PERSONALY REQUEST TO IMAM PUT UR FATWA NEAR U .IF HE IS THE BELIVER OF ALLAH ,I SWER UPON ALLAH WILL MERCY ON HIM AND MAY ALLAH PUT "ROSES AND ROSES ALL ON HIS WAY."

MIRZA WASHIM
INDIAN

You all miss main point of conversion is polygamy in muslims

He is converted purely to avoid legal problem of polygamy in non-muslims in Indian laws. If muslim want people to convert whatever reason that makes other repulsive of the taste of the community. May be it is the time govt change laws of Hindu and christian to allow them to have more one wife so that need not have pain of conversion to islam (one way road)