A Muslim cleric in Jammu and Kashmir has reportedly issued a fatwa against women visiting beauty parlours. The cleric has called the beauty parlors un-Islamic. According to the cleric, women should not even attend parties.
The cleric called beauty parlours as un-Islamic as according to him women do not properly cover themselves in beauty parlours which is bad in Islam.
President of Majlis-e-Shura told in an interview that Parda is a duty in Islam. When there is a wedding party or musical night, men and women dance together which is prohibited in Islam. He also said that musical nights were stopped in Kishtwar after the fatwa was issued. But around one or two weeks ago, these musical nights started again. “We will try to curb these by citing Quran and Hadis to the people as we do not own any army or police station or jail to enforce the fatwa”, he said.
Darul Uloom in Deoband, who recently issued a fatwa against use of nail polish by Muslim woman, had issued a diktat against beauty parlours in 2012.
The seminary, in response to a query, had said at the time that the Sharia (Islamic law) did not allow Muslim women to run beauty parlours on the ground that adornment is not allowed in the Sharia. By extension, it also means that women cannot even go to parlours for what is regarded as “adornment”, though the fatwa relates to the running of parlours.
Fatwas are legal opinions provided under Islamic law by a Muslim cleric.
This is not the first time that an Islamic seminary has issued such kind of the fatwa.
In June, Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa where it has directed the Sunni Muslims to avoid attending the Iftar party and any other social event organised by Shia Muslims
In July, Deoband-based Darul Uloom had issued a fatwa against waxing and shaving saying that these are against Islamic culture and are not considered under Sharia law.
In October, Darul Uloom had issued a fatwa saying posting pictures on social media was prohibited in Islam. It also banned posting selfies on WhatsApp and Facebook.