Clerics of Darul Uloom Deoband have expressed displeasure over PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti's purported 'puja' at the Navagraha temple in J&K's Poonch district.
The clerics said that the "tradition of another religion is against their faith".
Vice Chancellor of madrassa Jamia Sheikh-ul Hind, Maulana Mufti Asad Qasmi, said: "Muslims should follow their religion only. There is no permission as per the Sharia to adopt traditions of other religions."
He however added that this was not a 'fatwa', but his personal view.
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"If anyone (Muslim) chooses other religious practices, then it is not appropriate. The country is free, and everyone knows about what is right and wrong," he added.
Patron of Jamiat Dawat-ul Muslimeen, Maulana Qari Ishaq Gora, said: "Rules of the religion should be followed."