Mujahid leader, Hussein Madavoor's participation at an online all-religion prayer session to end Coronavirus pandemic, has sparked a controversy within the Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM) with a section in the organization raising concerns about it, Times of India reported.
According to a media report, Hussein Madavoor including Cardinal George Alencherry, Swami Chidanandapuri, Panakkad Syed Hyder Ali Shihab Thangal, Swami Visalananda, Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar and Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis had taken part in the online prayer session held on May 3.
While talking to media, another KNM leader and popular preacher Haneef Kayakkodi said, "Madavoor's participation in the programme pointing out that fixing a specific day for prayer is an unheard-of practice in Islam."
The Mujahid movement has always upheld the Holy Quran and Hadees as its guiding principle and had fought against any deviation or efforts to bring in new concepts in the religion, he said.
Kayakkodi added that many in the KNM have admitted that such a practice is not in Islam, but they are constrained to justify it in the name of the religious fraternity. It is not correct to justify something, which is not sanctioned by religion, he said.