The member of parliament from the Satkania-Lohagara constituency in Chattogram, Abu Reza Muhammad Nezamuddin, has stirred up controversy with the fatwa of permitting dancing at wedding ceremonies.
Some videos from his daughter's post-wedding reception have become a hot topic of criticism on social media.
A video shows some girls dancing in front of the bride and groom. In another video, the MP is speaking on the stage with reference to the Hadith in favor of dance.
In the video, the MP said, "Little girls came to the reception ceremony to dance and welcome my daughter and son-in-law."
"During the time of our Prophet (pbuh), little girls played the 'Daf' (leather drum). They used to sing and dance and welcome the guests. It is a Sunnah. We didn't do much wrong with this. Yes, the tabla is being played, but what can I do? Sometimes this happens, what should I do? Anyway, I welcome you all," he added.
He also speaks in Urdu and in Hindi in the video.
In this regard, Maulana Syed Abu Taleb Mohammad Alauddin, the Khatib of Jamiatul Falah mosque, said, "There is no history of dancing at weddings during the time of our Prophet (pbuh). At Eid, little children used to play the 'Daf' to sing Hamd and Nath. African people had their own tradition of dance. In our law, everyone under the age of 18 is a child. But according to the law of Islam, after the age of 9, no one is a child anymore. Now much of our culture is in conflict with Islam. If one observes our culture, it should not be justified by the standards of Islam."