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Indian Deoband Seminary forbids selfies and social media photo uploads

On Wednesday 18 October, the Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, India issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from posting photographs on social media sites.

The fatwa prohibits Muslim men and women from posting selfies of themselves or photographs of their families on social media sites, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram. The Darul Uloom Deoband is one of India’s, largest Islamic seminaries.
A man sent a written question to the Darul Iftaa seminary to ask whether it was ‘halal’ to post pictures on social media. The edict was issued by the fatwa department of the Darul Uloom Deoband.
Times Now, which reported the story stated that Mufti Tariq Qasmi, an Islamic, said when clicking pictures unnecessarily is not allowed in Islam how posting photos on social can be allowed.