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Fatwa issued against women who apply nail-polish as it's un-Islamic
India

Fatwa issued against women who apply nail-polish as it's un-Islamic

A fatwa or decree was issued against Muslim women wearing nail polish before offering namaz by the Darul Uloom Deoband in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Monday.
'Oru Adaar Love' director refutes objections over Priya's viral song
Entertainment

'Oru Adaar Love' director refutes objections over Priya's viral song

After catching the entire nation's fancy, Priya's viral song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' became the subject matter of a huge controversy.
New fatwa against women taking shopkeepers' help to wear bangles
India

New fatwa against women taking shopkeepers' help to wear bangles

If Muslims were to follow every fatwa issued by the Darul Uloom Deoband, India's largest seminary, they wouldn't be able to buy life insurance, post selfies on social media, or marry bank employees.
Muslim women shouldn't watch football, says new fatwa
India

Muslim women shouldn't watch football, says new fatwa

Another fatwa has been issued from Uttar Pradesh's Deoband, trying "to discipline women and save them from turning immoral."
New Deoband fatwa prohibits Muslim women from marrying bank employees
India

New Deoband fatwa prohibits Muslim women from marrying bank employees

India's largest seminary, the Darul Uloom Deoband, has issued another bizarre fatwa, banning Muslim women from marrying into families whose members work in banks.
Islamic body bans women from posting photos on social media
India

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.
Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas
World

Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas

Fatwas have been at the centre of eye-catching news stories in recent times, especially in the wake of the Sonu Nigam Azaan controversy. They make for interesting reading material both due to reflection of radicalism in some and the sheer absurdity in certain others.

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