Recently, Centre asked all schools to make their students recite the first two stanzas of Vande Mataram as part of the centenary celebrations of the National Song on September 7. All India Muslim Personal Law Board(AIMPLB)has protested this move. According to them reciting Vande Mataram is against the tenets of the shariat (islamic law). There are some lines in Vande Mataram which go against our religion. They have said that Muslims could under no circumstances allow their children to recite the song. And as a concesssion they said "Muslims had no problem in reciting the National Anthem, Jana gana mana. As if Nation is asking their permission and begging them to sing National Song!!
Following are first two stanza of Vande Matram:
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving Mother of might,
Glory of moonlight dreams,
Over thy branches and lordly streams,
Clad in thy blossoming trees,
Mother, giver of ease
Laughing low and sweet!
Mother I kiss thy feet,
Speaker sweet and low!
Mother, to thee I bow.
The national song Vande Mataram is "against Islamic beliefs" and asking Muslims to sing it would amount to "suppression" of the community, said Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari.