KASHMIR: First ever All-Girl Rock Band forced to quit after Grand Mufti puts a fatwa on their heads

534934_586062838088043_1362411371_nKashmir lost its only all-girls rock band on Monday as its three teenage members decided to call it quits, a day after the Grand Mufti issued a fatwa terming singing as un-Islamic and demanded that they abandon it.

Times of India  Although the girls have maintained silence over the issue, sources close to them said, they have decided to quit singing and music. The girls had defied convention by stepping into the male-dominated field but faced online threats and abuses from conservative sections of the society.


The Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad on Sunday issued a decree terming singing un-Islamic. “I have said, singing is not in accordance with Islamic teachings,” Ahmad said. He said, he has advised the members of the first all-girls rock band of Kashmir to abandon singing as “it is against Islamic teachings and will not help them in playing any constructive role in the society.”


Chief minister Omar Abdullah was among large number of people who came out in support of the girls. Omar even reportedly dismissed the decree on his Twitter page but removed the Tweet later.

The teenage girls who came to limelight in December last year after their scintillating performance at the annual ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition here, received online threats and absurd comments, forcing them to keep a low profile.


Though there are dozens of bands currently playing popular music of different genres in the valley, the girls – vocalist-guitarist Noma Nazir, drummer Farah Deeba and guitarist Aneeka Khalid (all students of 10th standard) – formed the first all-girls rock band by the name of ” Pragaash” (light) and won the best performance award in their first public appearance.


22 comments on “KASHMIR: First ever All-Girl Rock Band forced to quit after Grand Mufti puts a fatwa on their heads

  1. t he increase in sexual assaults has nothing to do with the girl band. it has to do with the inability of muslim males to control themselves

  2. The lack of logic is what always gets me. Singing is “unIslamic” so then why isn’t the Mufti condemning boys who sing too? Does he only care for girls’s souls?

    • ALL singing and music – as well as all art (excluding Arabic-calligraphy), science and Western medicine – is considered “un-Islamic” and is consequently discouraged at the bare minimum, outrightly-FORBIDDEN for the most part – for BOTH genders!!!

      Islam in essence HATES anything and anybody “un-Islamic” and insists upon its total destruction – that’s a MAJOR REASON (out of many!!!) why I HATE ITS GUTS!!!!!

  3. Of course! As a grand Mufti, one of your duties is to worry 24-7 that someone somewhere might be having a good time, and to put a stop to it –a violent stop if need be. Somewhat like the Puritans of old, but without the charm and with some serious evil thrown in.

  4. islam = no fun and no music and no rights for women, such as driving, playing music and having fun. islam= female genital mutilations, sexual assault of girls as child, raped brides and so on. Women, leave islam and go to freedom.

  5. Singing is un islamic, poetry is un islamic, being happy is un islamic, but….. raping kuffars is islamic, blowing up in suicide bombings is islamic, deceiving others is islamic.
    BTW, BNI in one of your earlier posts, I read about you trying to identify the rapists of that Indian woman in Delhi. I found this comment in a youtube video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvBxJxjbJB4 mohammad afroze delhi rapist who called the girl to bus and inserted rod in her genitals . plucked her intestines. delhi rapist minor boy from minority community . he is a bastard. delhi rapist mohammad afroz the main culprit of gang rape. mohammad afroze the main culprit of delhi gang rape. There must be some truth in this.
    Sorry if you have already posted this before.

      • true BNI, only one of them was Muslim but he was the most brutal. He inserted an iron rod into the victim’s genitals and pulled her intestines out. Nobody in India is trying to defend the other rapists ,in fact vast majority of the public want them to be hanged or lynched. but it is the Indian media which has been trying to hide the identity of the Muslim rapist. They kept referring to him as “Raju” which is a Hindu name. and irony is he will probably be free after 3 yrs because he’s a juvenile. If they are naming and shaming Hindu criminals, why not do the same with the muslim ones ? Is it the same with American media?

        • Thiru, our media never mentions when the criminal is a Muslim unless it is related to terrorism. But we can always figure out if they are Muslim by their names or their country of origin. I always mention that they are Muslims, even when the media does not.

          Please send me anything you can get on the Muslim rapist in that case.

    • Yeah, I agree. Ole muff” is a bit out of touch with the times in a civilized country. He gets a nut doing the sharia thing apparently. Damn, I didn’t think islam could get more f!@#$d up than it already is, I was wrong. A girl band, but than again these assholes like pushing around females and children.

  6. All in line with the teaching and pronouncements of the Ayatollah Khomeini, who said, ” “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” (Political thought and legacy of Khomeini

    IF it pertains to LIFE, LOVE, JOY, Peace, and Happiness, it is Halal in the eyes of Islam.
    No wonder the adherents worship death more than the World worships LIFE – They have NOTHING of SUBSTANCE to live FOR !!

  7. Singing?? Fun?? No, of course that isn’t allowed. The only thing women and girls get out of the death-cult of “islam” is oppression. They aren’t allowed anything, barely even an existence. That is why this cult needs to be eliminated from the face of the earth!

  8. Some time ago I remember the Afghan all girl band that sang “No Burqa” and “Burqa Blue.” Though their music may not be to everyone’s tastes, they like these girls are brave in even trying to challenge the authoritarianism of Islam. Best wishes to these Kashmiri girls, maybe they will find a better forum for their protest against these cold dead souls that dominate Islam.

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