New Delhi, July 21: In yet another controversial fatwa, Deoband-based Darul Uloom on Saturday issued a fatwa against waxing and shaving saying that these are against Islamic culture. Darul Uloom also said that shaving and waxing are not considered under Sharia law. “Removing hair through waxing or shaving from other parts of the body is khilaf-e-adab (against the culture),” the seminary said in its written reply to the local. Also Read - Fatwa on Chinese Goods, Muslim Clerics Urge Community to Stand With Indian Army-Government
Responding to a question by a local, who wanted to know if it was okay for a man or a woman to shave or wax legs or arms, the seminary said that except for armpits, mustache and area under the navel, shaving or waxing hair on other parts of the body are against Islamic culture. Also Read - Can Alcohol-Based Sanitizers be Used to Clean Mosques Amid COVID-19? Darul Uloom Deoband Answers Through New Fatwa
On being asked about the fatwa on waxing and shaving, Darul Uloom justified it saying that it is “absolutely” correct. “The fatwa is absolutely correct and is according to the Sharia law. It should be noted that Darul Uloom has called the practice khilaf-e-adab and has not declared it haram,” Maulana Salim Ashraf Qasmi told TOI. Also Read - Eid-ul-Fitr 2020: Know All About Alvida, Maulana Khalid Rasheed's Fatwa to Offer Namaz at Home And Prayer Time
Last week, Darul Uloom had said that henna applying by unknown men isn’t acceptable in Sharia law. In February, it had asked the Muslim women to not wear bangles from other men at the shops and called it a “big sin”.