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Now Fatwa Against Photography! (Behold ... "The Religion of Peace")
BDNews24.com ^ | 2013-09-11 | News Desk, bdnews24.com

Posted on 09/11/2013 7:59:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Now Fatwa against photography!

India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa branding photography ‘unlawful and a sin’. Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of the institution, has said Islam does not permit videotaping of marriages or taking of pictures to save as mementos.

"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 was quoted as telling the Press Trust of India over phone.

Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside Makkah and live telecast of namaz and Hajj on TV across the world.

Mufti Nomani said Saudi Arabia “can do it, but they will not allow it”.

The Darul Ifta in Deoband had issued a religious edict on a query from an engineering graduate, saying he was passionate about photography and wanted to pursue it as a career.

"Photography is unlawful and a sin. Hadith 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.

Mufti Nomani agreed with the fatwa.

Another platform of Indian Muslims, All India Muslim Law Personal Board, has agreed with the Deoband fatwa.

Its member Mufti Abul Irfan Qadri Razzaqi told PTI: "Islam forbids photographing of humans and animals. Whoever does that will be answerable to God."

A similar fatwa was issued when a television reporter asked if his "facing the video camera" is against Islam.

"…it is prohibited in Islam to photograph and to let others photograph you," reads the fatwa.

Another one reads that any work which involves ‘unlawful things’ is ‘unlawful’. If part of a person's job includes oral or written reporting as well as photography, then the entire income will not be labelled unlawful.

Shia Chand Committee President Mufti Saif Abbas, however, differed.

He said his sect allows photography and television viewing.

"Islamic channels such as Peace TV, QTV, ARY and others beam live coverage of namaz, Hajj...are they all wrong?

“I have argued with my Sunni colleagues that there is nothing wrong with photography," he said.

On Jan 1, 2001 the High Court in Bangladesh declared fatwa illegal.

In 2010, the High Court had ruled against extralegal punishment of people by issuing fatwa in local arbitrations in Bangladesh.

Fatwa has been often used as a tool of punishment in Bangladesh and was in practice particularly in some the rural area.

A petition said local religious leaders and socialites torture, harass and punish women in the name of fatwa, which cause incidents like injuries, killings and suicide.

The bench of justices Syed Mahmud Hossain and Gobinda Chandra Thakur had issued the verdict.

The opinion enclosed in the copy of the judgment said persons found involved in ordering, executing or assisting such extra-legal punishment will face criminal proceedings.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bangladesh; cameras; fatwa; india; islam; islamofascism; muhammadsminions; muslims; photography; religionofpeace; sharia
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1 posted on 09/11/2013 7:59:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

“Islam forbids photographing of humans and animals. Whoever does that will be answerable to God.”

Where is that in the Koran?


2 posted on 09/11/2013 8:02:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Good grief! A bunch of NUTS!


3 posted on 09/11/2013 8:03:02 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: BenLurkin

Nowhere.


4 posted on 09/11/2013 8:04:10 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Yes...nuts who want to hack off your head and the heads of your infidel family.


5 posted on 09/11/2013 8:05:49 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: BenLurkin

Hmmmm ... I don’t think there was any photography during the time of Mohammed in the 6th Century.

Of course, the muslims will then just claim that their advanced civilization created the sceince of photography only so it could be banned by fatwa in the 21st Century.


6 posted on 09/11/2013 8:07:42 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

It might be simpler to draw up a list of things Islam doesn’t hate.


7 posted on 09/11/2013 8:08:51 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: ogen hal

.....On the “commands” of their god.


8 posted on 09/11/2013 8:09:11 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: DogByte6RER

Because so many of them are so darn fun-ugly.


9 posted on 09/11/2013 8:09:31 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: DogByte6RER

They have a ban on intelligence, deodorant, soap, toilet paper, dogs, common sense, photography, but no ban os sex with children or animals, terrorism, wife beating and honor killings, cannibalism, and all the other things they enjoy. Islam is a disease that needs to be destroyed.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 8:10:30 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: BenLurkin

We were taught back in the 50s in the 8th grade that it had something to do with “Make no graven images.”

This was why the Alhambra and other sites were decorated with mosaics and advanced tesselations. Couldn’t depict any animals or humans.

I was actually surprised years ago to see pix of the Ayatallah on signs carried by Muslims.

Of course, the fatwah of the day depends on the phase of the moon or something.


11 posted on 09/11/2013 8:10:36 PM PDT by Boojum
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To: ogen hal

Tell them not to worry. If I’m looking at them through a lens it will be a telescopic sight, not a camera.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 8:11:23 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Islamic channels such as Peace TV, QTV, ARY and others beam live coverage of namaz, Hajj...are they all wrong?

PEACE TV: ? now thats just WRONG.

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These people must snort the stuff Botox is made from!!


13 posted on 09/11/2013 8:13:45 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: DogByte6RER

Does this mean we won’t get any more pictures of the Muslims beheading us Infidels?


14 posted on 09/11/2013 8:14:31 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.islamicity.com/qa/

All your questions about Islam will be answered there.

Prepare to suspend belief.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 8:23:52 PM PDT by Boojum
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To: DogByte6RER

The Reliogion of PEE - CE.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 8:24:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: DogByte6RER

But porn is still ok right?


17 posted on 09/11/2013 8:25:02 PM PDT by DaveyB (Note to the NSA agent monitering this: the peace of tyranny is the enemy of humanity)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hopefully this means no more photos and video of the Imam Obama.

Can’t stand to look at the bastard.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 8:43:19 PM PDT by Ceausescu (Put Hillary in a burqa!)
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To: BenLurkin

It stems from the idea that Islam forbids idolization through image, etc.


19 posted on 09/11/2013 8:50:23 PM PDT by paudio (Liberals teach Whites about guilt and shame better than Christian churches do...)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Yep.

“Smile - Wait for flash”


20 posted on 09/11/2013 8:54:31 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: DogByte6RER

they wil demand cities take down cameras that record them’in public.

i hear france already surrendered. /s


21 posted on 09/11/2013 9:16:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

This is why it is good to have a cell phone that can take pictures, or do video, they will not know.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 3:24:47 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: BenLurkin
The Qur'an and Hadiths have prohibitions of images of people and animals, primarily to prevent idolatry.

(I would imagine that there have been a number of pics of women on FR which have been subjects of worship, to varying degrees.)

23 posted on 09/12/2013 3:36:12 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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