Sunday 20 April 2014
News updated at 9:23 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35°C
Min : 22°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

Deoband says shooting videos against Islam

Sanjay Pandey, Lucknow, Dec 20, 2012, DHNS:

Clerics issue fatwa against making films of ceremonies

A new fatwa by the prestigious Islamic seminary Darul Uloom, Deoband, has said that videography conducted at any ceremony or function is wrong in the eyes of shariat and should be avoided.

The religious decree was issued in response to a query by a resident of Pakistan by the Darul Ifta of the Uttar Pradesh-based seminary a few days ago.

The questioner wanted to know if making video of a ceremony and deriving income from such videography was proper in the eyes of Islam.


The clerics of the seminary replied that it was ‘un-Islamic’ and must be avoided. They said the income derived from doing so was also wrong.

“According to Islam, pictures and photographs are improper and hence any income from them will also be improper,” said senior cleric Maulana Mufti Arif Quasmi.

He, however, made it clear that pasting photographs on passports and other documents was permitted. The seminary is known for issuing fatwas at regular intervals, some of them on trivial social issues.

Many fatwas issued by Darul Uloom have drawn flak from a section of the Muslim community and the clergy.

Earlier, the seminary had said that a Muslim woman cannot work as receptionists as it was against the shariat or Islamic laws. It said the religion did not permit women from appearing before men without veil.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Amrita Rao walks the ramp for ‘Ramp for Champs’ organised by Smile foundation to raise fund for ...

Amrita Rao walks the ramp for ‘Ramp for Champs’ organised by Smile foundation to raise fund for ...

Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis launched by Australian Defense...

Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis launched by Australian Defense...

Men of the traditional Sorbian community ride on decorated horses during the traditional Easter...

Men of the traditional Sorbian community ride on decorated horses during the traditional Easter...

A team perform at the 28th International kite festival in Berck, France...

A team perform at the 28th International kite festival in Berck, France...

Coptic Pope Tawadros II, center, swings an incense burner as he walks down the aisle during...

Coptic Pope Tawadros II, center, swings an incense burner as he walks down the aisle during...

This frame grabbed image from NASA-TV Sunday April 20, 2014 shows the SpaceX Dragon resupply...

This frame grabbed image from NASA-TV Sunday April 20, 2014 shows the SpaceX Dragon resupply...

A farmer trying to drain out water from his wheat field with the help of a bucket after heavy...

A farmer trying to drain out water from his wheat field with the help of a bucket after heavy...

New Naval Chief Admiral Robin K Dhowan after inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence Headquarters...

New Naval Chief Admiral Robin K Dhowan after inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence Headquarters...

After 10 long years the Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road was finally thrown open to public in...

After 10 long years the Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road was finally thrown open to public in...

Pope Francis lifts up the chalice as he leads a vigil mass during Easter celebrations ...

Pope Francis lifts up the chalice as he leads a vigil mass during Easter celebrations ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523