Uttar Pradesh’s Darul Uloom Deoband, one of the largest Islamic seminaries in India, has issued a fatwa or decree banning Muslims from posting photographs on social media sites, calling it “un-Islamic”.
Darul Iftaa, which issues the edicts for the Darul Uloom Deoband, announced both men and women should not post pictures of themselves or family on social media, ANI reported.
The order was issued after a man sent a written question to the Darul Iftaa, asking it to explain if posting pictures of himself or his wife on Facebook and WhatsApp was un-Islamic, India Today reported.
Earlier this month, it banned women from plucking, trimming, shaping their eyebrows and cutting hair, Firstpost reported. Maulana Mufti Arshad Faruqui, the head of the Darul Ifta, had said then that grooming eyebrows to look beautiful was against the tenets of Islam, The Telegraph reported.