Muslims shouldn’t post pictures online: New fatwa from Darul Uloom Deoband
Darul Uloom Deoband terms the act of Indian Muslims posting pictures on social media as ‘un-Islamic’.

Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a new fatwa (decree) that bans Muslims from posting pictures on social media sites.

Darul Uloom Deoband, which is one of the largest Islamic seminaries in India, is based in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district.

Darul Iftaa, which issues edicts for the Darul Uloom Deoband, is reported to have announced that Muslims, men and women alike, should not post pictures of themselves or their family members on social media.

Darul Uloom Deoband terms the act of Indian Muslims posting pictures on social media as ‘un-Islamic’.

Justifying the move, Shahnawaz Qadri, Darul Uloom Deoband, said, ”Unnecessary uploading of pictures on social media is wrong. Fatwa of Darul Uloom Deoband is appropriate.”

The seminary issued the fatwa days after a person submitted a written question to Darul Iftaa, asking it to explain 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.

Darul Iftaa had then clarified that there are ten acts, including eyebrow plucking and hair-cutting which are banned for Muslim women under Islam.
source: zeenews