Friday, January 6, 2012

Firecracker jihad

In India, no less.  Noisemakers like fireworks are used for many things, not the least of which is that we, as humans love to light things on fire, and watch them blow up.  Well now you cannot do that, according to the Darul Uloom Deoband, which says firecrackers are against sharia law.

So the big booms are OK, just the little ones are haram.

From ZeeNews January 5

Deoband fatwa against selling of firecrackers

Muzaffarnagar: Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa against manufacturing and selling of firecrackers, saying it was against Sharia law.

Manufacturing and selling of firecrackers is against Sharia law, and bursting of crackers is misuse of money, the fatwa said, adding that men who misuse money are the "brothers of devil." 

The fatwa was issued on a query from a man involved in the business of manufacturing firecrackers. 
A large number of Muslims are involved in manufacturing firecrackers in the country. 

1 comment:

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Sharia Law said...

So firecrackers are now against Sharia Law according to Darul Uloom Deoband?
What they meant to say was that firecrackers that DO NOT KILL, maim, disable, cripple, blind or mutilate innocents are against Shariah Law.
How thrifty of them.