Deoband issues fatwa against full body scans

Muzaffarnagar (UP): Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa against full body scans, ruling that the exercise is against the Shariyat law.

The fatwa was issued on Friday on a query raised by a man after his body was scanned at an airport in Manchester (UK).

Noting that the exercise of going through full body scanners was against Islamic principles, the fatwa termed it a violation of Shariyat law that "men or women be seen naked by other men and women".