Skip to comments.Now Fatwa Against Photography! (Behold ... "The Religion of Peace")
Posted on 09/11/2013 7:59:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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.
“Islam forbids photographing of humans and animals. Whoever does that will be answerable to God.”
Where is that in the Koran?
Good grief! A bunch of NUTS!
Yes...nuts who want to hack off your head and the heads of your infidel family.
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.
It might be simpler to draw up a list of things Islam doesn’t hate.
.....On the “commands” of their god.
Because so many of them are so darn fun-ugly.
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.
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.
Tell them not to worry. If I’m looking at them through a lens it will be a telescopic sight, not a camera.
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!!
Does this mean we won’t get any more pictures of the Muslims beheading us Infidels?
All your questions about Islam will be answered there.
Prepare to suspend belief.
The Reliogion of PEE - CE.
But porn is still ok right?
Hopefully this means no more photos and video of the Imam Obama.
Can’t stand to look at the bastard.
It stems from the idea that Islam forbids idolization through image, etc.
“Smile - Wait for flash”
they wil demand cities take down cameras that record them’in public.
i hear france already surrendered. /s
This is why it is good to have a cell phone that can take pictures, or do video, they will not know.
(I would imagine that there have been a number of pics of women on FR which have been subjects of worship, to varying degrees.)