[Ed. – Does this apply to the 70 virgins jihadists receive as a reward for martyring themselves? If so, sounds like a raw deal.]
The Darul Uloom Islamic school at Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district is known to issue several fatwa, many of which go on to create quite some stir. After banning the use of CCTVs and saying that women mustn’t pluck and shape their eyebrows, the school has now issued a fatwa against waxing and shaving.
The Darul Uloom spoke about waxing and shaving while replying to a query by a local man, identified as Abdul Aziz, who had asked if it was okay for men and women to shave or wax their arms and legs. The seminary said that waxing and shaving are not considered to be good under the Sharia law.
It added that apart from armpits, moustache and lower part of the navel, shaving and waxing other parts of the body were not good. “Removing hair through waxing or shaving from other parts of the body is khilaf-e-adab (against the culture),” the Times of India quoted the seminary as saying.