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December 29, 2008

Religion of peace and tolerance update: 'Love and jeans are 'un-Islamic'

Topics: Understanding Islam
whale_tail_005.jpgVia Winds of Change we have this interesting example of the Islamic middle age mindset: After terming love as "un-Islamic", the Darul Uloom Islamic seminary in Deoband has said that Muslilms wearing jeans is a gunah (sin):

The seminary recently issued a fatwa (religious decree) against the wearing of jeans and transplanting and dyeing of hair in black.

These fatwas have been issued in response to three different queries, according to the Darul Uloom's Darul Ifta (department of fatwa). In response to a query on wearing of jeans by women, especially in cold countries in Western Europe, the seminary has made it clear that "jeans pants and shirts are against the shariat (Islamic rules)". "The physical structure (curves) of the body is reflected if one puts on a jeans. Wearing them by a woman is a sin", the fatwa said adding that it should not be put on by the menfolk also. "It is barred for men as well. Women, who want to look as men, are cursed", the fatwa went on to say.

On a query on dyeing one's hair in black, the fatwa said that any other colour other than black is permissible. "Use of black hair dye is un-Islamic", it said.
Perhaps the jeans wearer in the above image may be a bit of a stretch under anyone's guidelines, nonetheless, calling it a sin is rather middle age-ish. As for the hair dye issue, go figure.

And, by the way, I personally like the picture but would rather see more of whose wearing the jeans.

Posted by Hyscience at December 29, 2008 12:43 PM

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