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'.
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
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