Obviously the imams of Darul Ulum Deoband are Misunderstanders of Islam and of Sharia, for everyone knows that Sharia is completely benign religious law that is not incompatible in the slightest with Western freedoms — just ask the Ground Zero Mosque Imam Rauf or any other Muslim leader in the U.S. Yet for some reason they never raise their voices against all these Misunderstanders.
What’s more, it isn’t just these Muslim authorities in India who are getting Islam all wrong. Jihadists have attacked beauty parlors in Nigeria, and Islamic supremacists implementing Sharia have closed beauty parlors in Aceh in Indonesia and Fallujah in Iraq, as well as in Kashmir.
Islamic seminary Darul Ulum Deoband has issued a fatwa against beauty parlours saying running such a place is against the Shariat law.
The fatwa was issued in response to a question posed before the Darul Uloom asking whether the profession of running beauty parlours by Muslim women is justified by the law according to the Shariat.
The fatwa said Muslim women are not permitted to practice this profession under Shariat.
“Women are not allowed to run beauty parlours as it is against the norms of parda,” Mufti Arif of Darul Ulum Deoband said.