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 - The Taliban Effect: Dress Code For Men Turns to Salwar Kameez, Women Fully Covered in Hijabs
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 - Bangladeshi Cleric Issues Fatwa Against Facebook’s ‘Haha’ Emoji, Calls it ‘Totally Haram’ For Muslims
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 - COVID Vaccine Can be Taken During Ramzan, Doesn't Affect Roza: 'Fatwa' by Islamic Seminary
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”.