Muslim Minister Khurshid Apologises For Chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ After Fatwa Issued Against Him

Bihar Minister Khurshid, alias Firoz Ahmad, on Sunday, apologised for chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans in the Bihar Assembly after a fatwa was issued against him by Imarat Shariah, an Islamic religious body in Bihar.

Speaking to ANI, Ahmad said, “I want to say sorry to those who have been hurt”. He, however, said that it’s not like he had abused any religion by saying ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

“Every person lives with his/her own beliefs and I did not abuse anyone. If anyone thought it was an abuse and would have come to me then I would have answered,” he said.

He also added that first a human is born on Earth and then religion follows.

“It is through society that the person is told whether he is a Muslim or Hindu,” he said, adding that he is a human first.

Talking about the fatwa, Ahmad said that as far as the fatwa is concerned, no one talked to him about it first and decided everything on their own.

Imarat Shariah, in its fatwa issued by Mufti Suhail Ahmad, said a person who chants slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ along with worshipping Rahim cannot be a believer of Islam.