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Deoband says shooting videos against Islam

Sanjay Pandey, Lucknow, Dec 20, 2012, DHNS: 2:00 IST

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.

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