Is it permitted for a Muslim to sing ‘Jan Gan Man’?



Asalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

What is the Meaning of National Anthem of India?

Jana gaṇa mana adhināyaka jaya he

Bhārata bhāgya vidhātā

Pañjāba Sindhu Gujarāṭa Marāṭhā

Drāviḍa Utkala Vaṅga

Vindhya Himāchala Yamunā Gaṅgā

Ucchala jaladhi taraṅga

Tav śubha nāme jāge

Tav śubha āśiṣa māge

Gāhe taba jaya gāthā

Jana gaṇa maṅgala dāyaka jaya he

Bhārata bhāgya vidhāta

Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he

Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!

& is it permitted to sing for muslim children or not? 

kindly clarify..


Muhammad Irfan Naik


Islami Jamiat e Talab J&K

District Doda

Answered by Allama Syed Abdullah Tariq:

Wa Alaikum-as-Salaam WRWB

Following is almost the literal translation:

Applause to You, O Ruler of the minds of all people,

Dispenser of the Destiny of India.

Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, Maharashtra

Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Bengal

Central India, Himachal, Yamuna and Ganga

and the swinging waves of the sea

They arouse Your Holy Name

They seek your Holy Blessings

They sing the song of Your applause

Applause to you, O giver of happiness to all people

Dispenser of India’s destiny.

Applause to you, applause to you, applause to you.

A longer poem was written by Rabindra Nath Tagore, out of which these stanzas were picked for National Anthem. Tagore declared that he wrote it in God’s praise which means it is a Ham’d (song written in praise of Allah).

 No National anthem of any other country is sung in the praise of God. Even Iqbal’s Sare Jahan Se Achchha was in praise of the country and not for the Destiny maker of the country. The supporters of Vande Mataram claimed that he wrote it in praise of King George V and the Queen of England. They want it to be replaced by Vande Mataram.

Whatever the truth, if we sing it with the intention of praising Allah SWT, it is a very good Ham’d.

Salam to all

Syed Abdullah Tariq

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