The Darul Uloom Deoband in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh – among the largest Islamic seminaries in India – has issued a fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media sites.
Darul Iftaa – which issues the fatwas for the Darul Uloom Deoband – has decreed that all Muslims – men and women – should abstain from posting pictures of themselves or their family on social media as this act counted act as 'un-Islamic'.
Unnecessary uploading of pictures on social media is wrong. Fatwa of Darul Uloom Deoband is appropriate: Shahnawaz Qadri,Darul Uloom Deoband— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 19, 2017
Several days ago, written question submitted to the Fatwa department at Darul Iftaa asked if posting pictures of themselves or their spouse on Facebook and Whatsapp was un-Islamic or not, reports India Today.
The fatwa decreeing banning photographs on social media came out following this question.
Earlier this month, the Darul Uloom Deoband also issued a fatwa banning women from plucking, trimming, shaping their eyebrows and cutting hair.
With inputs from ANI and PTI