The sparring between two factions over who’s the legit titular Nizam IX reached theological proportions after one faction sought a fatwa from the Islamic seminary Jamia Nizamia.
The faction supporting Azmat Jah, son of the titular Nizam VIII Mir Barkat Ali Khan, often called Mukarram Jah Bahadur, who in a ceremony in Chowmahalla Palace was named successor sought the jurisprudential opinion from the seminary.
In a query to the Jamia Nizamia, they acknowledged that Raunaq Yar Khan, who has additionally claimed the title, is an individual with no reference to Mukarram Jah’s household. They sought to know, within the gentle of the Sharia, if an individual not associated to the household could possibly be made a successor.
In their response, Jamia Nizamia acknowledged that relying on the authenticity of the query, if Raunaq Yar Khan, who is just not associated to Mir Barket Ali Khan, and was claiming to be his successor, then this declare is fake.
The fatwa was shared by the pro-Azmat Jah Majlis-e-Sahebzadagan Society which maintained that Azmat Jah continues to be the legit Nizam IX.
In their response, the pro-Raunaq Yar Khan faction, also referred to as Majlis-e-Sahebzadagan Society, disagreed with the fatwa. They claimed that the opposite faction “misled” the muftis. They additionally questioned why Azmat Jah was dwelling overseas, regardless of being a titular head.
According to this faction, Nizam VI Mahboob Ali Khan’s daughter Dawoodunnisa Begum was married to Nazeer Nawaz Jung, a nobleman. They had a daughter Lateefunnisa Begum and Raunaq Yar Khan is her son.
There additionally exists a dispute over the title of the society.