Darul Uloom Deoband an Islamic school on Saturday said the Islamic University has issued a fatwa against Muslim women cutting hair and grooming and shaping their eyebrows.
Darul Ifta, the team which has issued fatwa termed the act as ‘un-Islamic’ and said such acts do not comply with the laws of Islam.According to reports, a Muslim man from Uttar pradesh’s Saharanpur had sent a query to the seminary seeking to know if haircut and eyebrow doing were allowed in Islam.
In response to his query, Darul-Uloom Deoband issued a fatwa against such acts and said such acts violate Islamic laws.Women activist Mariya Alam questioned the fatwa issued and said, “Darul Uloom is also becoming the part of world’s conspiracy against Muslims, where they are portrayed as extremists, terrorists and are believed to torture women.” She further said that it is misrepresentation of Islam and shows it of carrying anti-women values.According to the reports In September 2013, this school issued a fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic.
And in May 2010 a fatwa stating that men and women cannot work together in public offices unless the women are properly clothed was issued.As per Darul Iftaa, there are ten such acts that are banned for Muslim women. “Muslim women should never go for a haircut as it adds to the beauty of a woman,” said Sadiq Qasmi, head of Darul Iftaa.
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