Deoband (India) issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

Liberal.Punjabi

Senator (1k+ posts)
Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

NEW DELHI: India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom has issued a fatwa, saying "photography is unlawful and a sin", even though Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside the holy city of Mecca and live telecast of 'namaz' is beamed on Islamic channels across the world.


Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of Darul Uloom Deoband, said on the phone, "Photography is un-Islamic. Muslims are not allowed to get their photos clicked unless it is for an identity card or for making a passport."


He said Islam does not permit video-taping of marriages or clicking of pictures to save as mementos for future generations.


When pointed out that Saudi Arabia, which follows the Wahabi school that aspires to return to the earliest fundamental sources of Islam, allows photography in the holiest of Islamic cities Mecca and beams live coverage through the year, Nomani said, "Let them do it. We do not allow it. Not everything they do is correct."


Nomani agreed with the fatwa -- a religious edict issued by Darul Ifta in Deoband -- regarding a query from an engineering graduate saying he was passionate about photography and wanted to pursue it as a career.


"Photography is unlawful and sin. Hadith (recorded Islamic tradition) warns sternly against it. Do not do this course. You should search any suitable job based on your engineering course," reads the fatwa posted on the school's website.


All India Muslim Law Personal Board member Mufti Abul Irfan Qadri Razzaqi also agreed with Nomani's fatwa.


"Islam forbids photographing of humans and animals. Whoever does that will be answerable to God," Razzaqi told .


When reminded that Saudis allow it, he said, "Just because they are richer than us doesn't mean they are also correct. If they are allowing photography they will be answerable on the Day of Judgment in the court of God."

http://m.timesofindia.com/india/Deo...graphy-as-un-Islamic/articleshow/22483056.cms
 

awan4ever

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: Shining India; Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

So what about photography in text books of engineering?
Videos of the teachers lectures saved for use later?
Photos taken on project excursions to be used for data collection and analysis later?
 

khipk

Senator (1k+ posts)
Re: Shining India; Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

This is illiteracy speaking nothing else.
They have confused the word tasvir back then with one used right now, tasvir comes from tassavur, that means something that man creates out of his imagination, thats discouraged in islam (to create something out of your imagination and refer to it as a living thing). the current picture technology is a mere reflection of reality, and has nothin to do with mans imagination. Our Mullahs here in South Asia suffer from illiteracy and close-mindnes,. And I m not just speaking bout Deobandi clerics, Barelvis are not better also.
 

Ahud1

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: Shining India; Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

its not india its stupid interpretation of some of our mullahs
 

realityhurts

Councller (250+ posts)
Re: Shining India; Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

You are like a fly who leave all the healthy body of a person and sit on a dirty or infected place .... You don't see any good in Islam and Muslims...

There are billions around the world who are doing good things , you don't have the
moral courage to highlight that ... but you dig out some unknown fitwa by an unknown mufti.....

so what

who cares......
you are a paranoid
 

Ahud1

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Re: Shining India; Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

yeh molvi jis jaey namaz pey namaz purtha hey us per bhi pholon ki tasvirien buni huti hien
 

Unicorn

Banned
Re: Shining India; Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

What does India has to do with it??

Its a Muslim religious body giving correct guidelines to its adherents.
 

maksyed

Siasat.pk - Blogger
Re: Shining India; Deoband issues fatwa banning photography as un-Islamic

اُٹھا میں مدرسہ و خانقا ہ سے غمناک
نہ زندگی ، نہ محبت، نہ معرفت نہ نگاہ


تیری نماز میں باقی جلال ہے نہ جمال
تیری اذان میں نہیں ہے مری سحر کا پیام


قوم کیا چیز ہے ، قوموں کی امامت کیاہے
اس کو کیا سمجھیں یہ بےچار ے دو رکعت کے امام
 
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