Austerity Measures for Muslims
Assaqafatur Razaviya of Satranjipura has asked Muslims to avoid “splurging on matka party (singing paeans to groom), playing musical band, video shooting and crackers, during marriage celebrations.
Nagpur: After an anti-kite flying appeal, a Muslim organization in Nagpur, Assaqafatur Razaviya of Satranjipura has asked Muslims to avoid splurging on matka party (singing paeans to the groom), playing musical band, video shooting and crackers during marriage celebrations. Playing music, bursting crackers, matka party are all waste of money, president of the organization Maulana Ateeque-ur-Rehman said. He added that the organization has been holding seminars and sermons every Sundays, in nearby towns like Warora, Walsa, Chhindwara and Seoni to promote austerity in marriages. “Our mission is to make people realize that wealth is God’s gift and should be used wisely. Instead of splurging on marriages, the money can be put to better use like education, treatment of poor and welfare of economically backward,” Rehman added. Islamic scholar, Abdul Gafoor Parekh said, “In my view, this should be appreciated by everyone.”