Intolerance : Darul Uloom Deoband ‘throws out’ Salman Khurshid from Islam for worshipping Lord Ram

After a dozen Muslim women in Varanasi, Darul Uloom Deoband has ‘ousted’ former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid from Islam for worshipping Lord Ram.

Action against Salman Khurshid, the former External Affairs and Law minister, was initiated after his photographs and video performing Aarti of Lord Ram during Kalki Festival in Sambhal got viral on the social media.

“His act is against the basic tenets of Islam which does not allow any devout Muslim to worship anyone other than Allah. Moreover, idol worship is strictly banned in Islam” said a statement in Urdu from Deoband’s Ulema Mufti Tariq Kashmi.

“His (Salman Khurship) act violates Islamic laws and, therefore, he is being ousted from the Islam with immediate effect. He is no longer a Muslim and should repent (Tauba) before Allah for his un-Islamic act and read Kalma only then he will be allowed to embrace Islam again as per Islamic laws,” said the Ulema.

The Deoband Mufti advised and warned Muslims in general to stay away from such ‘un-Islamic’ acts or be ready to face the consequences. “Any Muslim worshipping anyone other than Allah will have no place in Islam,” warned the Ulema.

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