New Delhi: Darul Uloom Deoband, an Islamic seminary, has issued a fatwa (decree) banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media sites.
Darul Uloom Deoband, one of the largest Islamic seminaries of the country based in Uttar Pradesh’s Sahranpur district, has reported to have announced the decree asking both men and women not to post pictures of themselves or family members on social media.
The Fatwa was issued by the seminary after a person submitted a written question to Darul Iftaa seeking an explanation whether posting pictures of himself or his wife on Facebook and Whatsapp was un-Islamic or not. The seminary in reply to the query said that Islam doesn’t allow the act.
The seminary has termed the act of India Muslims posting pictures on social media as ‘un-Islamic’. Shahnawaz Qadri of Darul Uloom Deoband justifying the move told the media that unnecessary uploading of pictures on social media is wrong.
“Fatwa issued is appropriate,” said Qadri. Earlier it was reported that the Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa calling ban on women plucking, shaping their eyebrows, trimming and cutting hair.