Republic Day and Independence Day ceremonies

Q: I am from India. I work as a teacher in a government school. Maximum of my colleagues are Hindu. In the school, on Republic Day or Independence Day, the cultural ceremony is held by the order of government. On these days we are forced to show and respect many dead freedom fighters by putting a flower on their picture and statue. Is it shirk? Or what type of sin is this?

A: It is a major sin. Muslims must have nothing to do with these types of kaafir practices.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)