May 15, 2017, 08.47 AM IST
CHARMINAR: A city-based religious leader has urged Muslims to exercise caution before buying prayer rugs, mats or carpets that have been manufactured in China.
Maulana Mohammed Husamuddin Sani, who is a member of the United Muslim Forum, a body of Muslim religious leaders, said given the restrictions on practising Islam in China, which have been reported in sections of the media, it is better to 'think twice before buying' Chinese prayer carpets. "We have read that China has placed several restriction on Uighur Muslims from practising the faith, including some on sporting beards and others rituals. A country that stops people even to a certain degree from praying and also has some restrictions on naming their own children according to wishes of parents is strange and undesirable. In this connection, buying prayer rugs that have been manufactured by that very country is inappropriate," he said.
Maulana Sani said that India is an industrialised country and its manufacturing centre has the capacity to cater to its population.