And contraceptives are only by permission. Sharia Alert from the Darul Uloom Deoband in India: “Jeans, skin-tight clothes, contraceptives come under Darul Uloom fatwa,” from Indian Express, December 22 (thanks to Twostellas):
In a statement that might trigger a dress-code debate, leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has said that wearing jeans or other tight-fitting clothes is not appropriate as per religious beliefs.
In another controversial observation, it said a couple should first seek the opinion of a ‘hakim’ or Unani practitioner before resorting to use contraceptives if needed for medical reasons.
However, a Muslim social activist and a gynecologist from the community felt that such fatwas are rarely followed by the people.
In a posting yesterday, the seminary said wearing ‘skin-tight’ dresses is “not lawful” and that clothes should be “loose and simple”.
It gave its opinion on the issue when asked by a woman whether wearing “skin tight” trousers and jeans were allowed as per religious beliefs.
“It is not lawful,” the seminary said in its response that is posted on the ‘fatwa online’ section of its website.