New Delhi: Deoband-based Darul Uloom called the use of nail polish and trimming fingernails un-Islamic, urging women to use mehendi (henna) instead, according to Times Now News.
“Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa against Muslim women using nail polish because it is un-Islamic and illegal. Rather, women should use Mehendi on their nails,” Mufti Ishrar Gaura of Darul Uloom Deoband was quoted as saying by ANI.
The seminary had issued a similar fatwa in July against shaving and waxing, claiming such grooming practices went against Sharia law. In the past, it has also said posting photographs and selfies was banned in Islam and asked Muslims to refrain from such practices.
The Darul Uloom Deoband was founded in 1866 and is where the Deobandi Islamic movement began in India.
This article originally appeared in Times Now News.