Hyderabad: Maulana Hamed Mohammed Khan, President Jamat-e-Islamia Hind, Telangana and Orissa, Maulana Syed Tariq Quadri advocate General Secretary Sufi Academy, Mr. Osman Shaheed, Mr. Mohammed Mushtaq Malik President Tahreek Muslim Shabban, Maulana Husain Shaheed, Mr. Osman bin Mohammed Al-Hajari, President Deccan Waqf Properties Society, Mr. Syed Kareemuddin Shakeel advocate, Mr. Mohammed Abdul Quddoos Ghauri advocate and Mr. Mujahed Hashmi General Secretary Awami Majlis Amal in a joint statement strongly condemned the trend to give milk bath to leaders’ portrait by the Muslims and said Muslims should not indulge in any act which can put their faith at stake. They said of late it has been witnessed that leaders of a particular political party are giving milk bath to the portrait of their leaders. Imitating others those Muslim leaders have also started giving milk bath to their leaders’ portrait. The trend of giving milk bath to the portrait of leaders as a mark of appreciation has been adopted from a religious tradition ‘Palabhishekham’ which involves shirk aspects.
They said milk is a food product wasting it is like disrespecting food. If we want to express thanks to the leaders we should do such things which can help humanity.
It must be recalled that after chief minister gave green signal to the metro rail in the old city, a leader from old city announced to give milk bath to the portrait of the chief minister, while the Joint Action Committee had taken no such decision. In the function leaders of a particular political party gave milk bath to KCR’s portrait thus wasting thousands of rupees. The same money could have been used to help poor or to distribute milk or food items to patients in the hospital.