Saharanpur, November 5: The influential Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband on Sunday issued a fatwa (a ruling on a point of Islamic law) banning Muslim women from using nail polish. Calling use of nail paint 'un-Islamic' and 'illegal', Darul-Uloom Deoband asked Muslim women to apply Mehndi instead on their nails for cosmetic purposes.
"Darul-Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa against Muslim women using nail polish because it is un-Islamic and illegal. Rather, women should use Mehendi on their nails," Mufti Ishrar Gaura of Darul-Uloom Deoband told news agency ANI. This is not the first time when a controversial fatwa is issued by the one of leading Islamic seminary of Asia. Uttarakhand High Court Bans Fatwas After Clerics in Haridwar District 'Ask Rape Victim to Leave Village'.
In July, Darul-Uloom had issued a fatwa banning waxing and shaving. It had said the practices were against the Sharia law. In another fatwa, the religious organisation had asked Muslims not to work for banks for their livelihood. It had asked Muslims not to accept a marriage proposal from the family whose member is associated with the bank. UPMC Asks Admn to Seize Properties of Those Who Issued Fatwa to Triple Talaq Victim.
Saharanpur: "Darul-Uloom Deoband has issued fatwa against Muslim women using nail polish because it is un-Islamic and illegal . Rather women should use mehendi on their nails,"Mufti Ishrar Gaura, Darul-Uloom Deoband (4.11) pic.twitter.com/u6TnE8ADy7
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Earlier, Darul-Uloom had issued a fatwa, banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media. It also banned sharing selfies on WhatsApp and Facebook, calling it 'un-Islamic'. Founded in 1866, the institution has a significant place in Islamic history. It also played an essential role in the independence of India.