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India: Darul Uloom Deoband issues fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media, calls it ’un-Islamic’

Saturday 21 October 2017, by siawi3

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/fatwa-ban-muslims-posting-pictures-social-media-darul-uloom-deoband/1/1071390.html

Darul Uloom Deoband issues fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media, calls it ’un-Islamic’

Calling it ’un-Islamic’, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa that bans Muslims from posting pictures on social media sites.

IndiaToday.in
Edited by Shreya Biswas

New Delhi, October 19, 2017 | UPDATED 12:33 IST

The Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, one of the largest Islamic seminaries in India, has issued a fatwa that bans Muslims from posting pictures on social media sites.

Yes, that’s correct. No Facebook, no Instagram, no SnapChat.

Darul Iftaa, which issues edicts for the Darul Uloom Deoband, is said to have announced that Muslims, men and women alike, should not post pictures of themselves or their family members on social media. They counted this act as ’un-Islamic’.

WHY THE FATWA?

A few days back, a person submitted a written question to the Fatwa department at Darul Iftaa, asking whether posting pictures of himself or his wife on Facebook and Whatsapp was un-Islamic or not.

In the wake of this query came the fatwa saying that Islam doesn’t allow the act.

Reports have it that earlier this month, the Darul Uloom Deoband also issued a fatwa calling ban on women plucking, trimming, shaping their eyebrows and cutting hair.

[With inputs from ANI]