Islamic body bans women from posting photos on social media
The Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa banning Muslim females from posting their photos and those of their families on WhatsApp and social media, calling it un-Islamic. This is the second time the Uttar Pradesh-based Islamic seminary has issued a bizarre fatwa this month curtailing the freedom of women. On October 7, it had banned Muslim women from grooming eyebrows and cutting hair.
Here's what prompted the issuance of the fatwa
The ban came as a response to a Muslim man's query, who asked if his wife could share her pictures on social media. Since Islam prohibits Muslim women from showing their faces in public, Deoband did what it does best - issue a fatwa!
'Islam doesn't allow Muslim women to be photographed'
According to Mufti Tarikh Qashmi of Deoband, Muslim women aren't allowed to show their faces to other males. He said uploading selfies and other photos of any Muslim on social media is against the laws of Islam and Sharia. He has urged the Muslim community to make sure that girls and women wear hijabs and burqas and adhere to the religious tenets.
Not just burqa, Muslim women can't even visit beauty parlors
As per Darul Iftaa - Darul Uloom Deoband's fatwa-issuing body - 10 acts, including plucking eyebrows and cutting hair, are banned for Muslim women. Since hair adds to a woman's beauty, no Muslim woman is allowed to get them cut. They are also not permitted to wear makeup, groom themselves, go to beauty parlors, or do anything else that might potentially attract another man.