Darul Uloom Deoband Fatwa Asks Muslims Not To Post Photos On Social Media
Lastly, Darul Uloom Deoband which is one of the largest Islamic seminaries in India has made sure that the trend of issuing absurd fatwas in our country continues.
The seminar in UP’s Saharanpur has issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from posting their or their families’ photographs on social media sites. The fatwa was issued after a man approached it recently asking if posting photos on social media sites were allowed in the religion.
For the record, fatwa is defined as a ruling on an issue related to Islamic law given by a recognized authority.
Let us See some cases happened in India:–
Recently a day later, on 9 October, clerics of Majlis-e-Shura who is a religious conglomerate belonged to Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district just issued a fatwa barring women from going out alone in public.
As per the recent reports, the fatwa had further prohibited women from going to markets and public events alone, interacting with men on the streets. The fatwa had also said that there will be separate classrooms for boys and girls because co-education was “un-Islamic”.
In July this year, a fatwa had been issued against Bihar minister Khurshid Alam alias Firoz Ahmad for shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Although the minister had earlier said that he hardly bothers about any kind of fatwa against him, he had to apologize later.
In April, the All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) had issued a fatwa against cow slaughter. For us Shias, horses are considered an important animal and likewise cows are considered holy by the Hindus. Hence, we need to respect other religions as well. If due to the death of one cow, a hundred humans are killed, I think it is best to save that cow,” the report had quoted an AISPLB member as saying.
Even the popular mobile game Pokemon Go could not escape the wrath of the fatwas. In August 2016, Dargah Aala Hazrat in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, issued a fatwa against the game because of “a high possibility that players may enter a religious shrine while prayers are being performed”.
In April 2016, the Darul Uloom was at it again as it issued a fatwa against the chanting of the nationalist slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, which had become a politically charged issue at that time. In that year, the village panchayat in Uttar Pradesh’s Charthawal village and the Darul Uloom Deoband (yet again) issued a fatwa after a woman was raped by father-in-law which forced the woman to accept her husband as her “son” because his father had sexually assaulted her.