Darul Uloom Deoband issues fatwa against posting of photos on Facebook

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It says posting photos of yourself or your family on social networks like Facebook, WhatsApp is not allowed in Islam.

Darul Uloom Deoband in Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from publishing photos of themselves and their families on social networks.

In the fatwa issued Oct. 18, Darul Uloom Deoband, one of India’s largest Islamic seminaries, has said that posting photos of himself or his family on social networks like Facebook, WhatsApp is not allowed in the Islam.
‘Not allowed in Islam’

The edict was issued by the seminar fatwa department after a man recently approached asking if he was allowed to post photos on social networking sites in religion.

Mufti Tariq Qasmi, an Islamic scholar associated with a madrasah here, said that when he is not allowed unnecessarily to click on Islam, how can one post photos on social networks?

Another cleric Mufti Mukkaram came out in support of the fatwa. “If you click on an image to use it on the Aadhaar card, the passport and other useful documents, it’s fine, but for useless things, like uploading it to social networks, it’s not good,” Mufti Mukkaram said.