A new fatwa (decree) from Darul Uloom Deoband has yet again caused controversy. The fatwa from this Islamic seminary bars Muslims from posting pictures online.
The seminary has announced that Muslims, be they men or women, must 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.
It may be known that Darul Uloom Deoband is one of the largest Islamic seminaries in India and is based out of Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district. It is Darul Iftaa which issues edicts for the Darul Uloom Deoband.>