Religion and its followers, and then suffering the repercussions of the religion you follow. Where the right to life and personal liberty under chapter III, article 21 is only confined to the pages of Indian constitution. Among other bizarre Fatwas, latest being about posting photos of self or family on social media sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp is not allowed in Islam.
Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur on October 18, has issued a new fatwa (edict) that prohibits Muslims men and women alike from posting pictures on social media sites.
The contemporary world that circles new media around us, how would you escape social interaction then? From Sania Mirza to Irfan Pathan and his wife we have recently witnessed many such cases indulging mockery and even death threat. The edict was issued after a man approached it asking if posting photos on social media sites were allowed in the religion.
When taking unnecessary photos are not allowed in Islam how can posting photos on social media be righteous then, Mufti Tariq Qasmi, an Islamic scholar associated with a madrasa explained.
This is not the first time that the Islamic seminary has issued such preposterous restrictions, previously on October 7, it had banned Muslim women from grooming eyebrows and cutting hair since it is NOT ALLOWED in Islam. Although Maulana Mohammad Sultan, president of Markaz Aulia, the main religious center of Darul Uloom, said, “We also know that in certain circumstances, getting pictures clicked becomes necessary, like for official documents. So in these cases, it is allowed. But, putting photos on social media, which is for fun, should be discouraged.”
“Photography is not allowed in Islam” claimed another.
In my opinion, it is the need of the hour that such mentality and force are to be curbed that disseminate inequality, discrimination and designs a diffident paradigm empowering gratuitous dogma. People in India have the so-called freedom to perform utter nonsense on one hand and an antidote provided to exaggerate it later. Why not follow the scheme of LIVE AND LET LIVE!