The Deobandi brand of Islam adheres to orthodox Islamism insisting that adherence to Sunni Islamic law, or sharia, is the path to salvation. Deobandi Ulema issued a ‘Fatwa’ against Farmani Naaz, a singer, for singing “Har Har Shambhu.” It is against “Sharia” law, according to the Muslim organization. Farmani Naaz, a Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh native, stirred outrage with her version of the Hindi classic “Har Har Shambhu.” While many people praised her for her lovely singing and non-stereotypical attitude, Deobandi Ulema was perceived as irritated by her.
Below are cited a few examples of the spurious beliefs that the Deobandi hold written in the books of the Ulleama of Deoband. These beliefs are not spoken about amongst them, as this would deter people from following them and expose their corrupt faith. Witness in these few examples of Mujaddiths of Deoband.
1. Allah can speak lies”. (“Barahine Qaatia” by Khaleel Ambetwi; “Yakrozi” by Ismacel Dehlwi; “Fatawa Rasheedia” by Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi).
2. “To think of an ox and donkey in Salaah is permissible, but to think of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in Salaah is Shirk (Polytheism).” (“Seerate Mustaqeem” by Ismaeel Dehlwi).
Farmani Naaz is not an official singer but a YouTube musician. During the Kanwar Yatra, she just published a song cover on her YouTube page, singing Har Har Shambhu Bhajan, which was favorably received by the public. By Monday, about 6 lakh 23 thousand individuals had viewed the video.
Farmani has also made it to the finals of Indian Idol. On July 24, the YouTube singer brought accolades to Uttar Pradesh on the Indian Idol platform by uploading a video of herself performing the song Har Har Shambhu.
The Muslim body, Deobandi Ulema, on the other hand, is furious with her. According to sources, Maulana Mufti Arshad Farooqui, chairman of Fatwa Online, stated, without the name Naz, that one should refrain from working for any other religion because it is completely illegal in this country. It said that Muslims, like followers of other religions, should follow their religion’s principles and shun non-Islamic practices. Farmani argues that music is agnostic.
Farmani Naaz, on the other hand, commented after viewing certain comments on her YouTube channel that singing and music have no faith or creed. She stated that bhajans have been sung by high-profile singers such as Master Salim Mohammad Safi Sahab. With folded hands, she pleaded with the audience not to mix singing and music with faith. She sang more hymns on the Kanwar Yatra.