Fatwa against shaving leaves barbers jobless

Prominent Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa that shaving beard is un-Islamic, sparking a debate on the issue. The fatwa comes in response to a query by Mohammmad Irshad and

Mohammad Furqan, who run a salon in Badjia-ul-Haq locality of Deoband, where the Islamic seminary is located.

The Darul Ifta department which issues religious decrees stated in its fatwa that shaving or trimming beard was against the Sharia law and thus it’s un-Islamic to shave or trim beard.

“The sharia doesn’t allow us to cut the beard of a person of any religion. If someone is in this business then he should try to shift to some other work”, read the fatwa.