Ahead of her marriage with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza has landed in another controversy with the Sunni Ulema Board issuing a ‘Fatwa” for living together at her residence before the marriage is performed.
Sunni Ulema Board, which had issued religious edict earlier for “indecent dressing” on court and in advertisements, has now termed the act of the celebrity sportspersons of mingling together ahead of marriage as “haram” and urged the members of the community to keep away from their marriage slated for April 15.
They have brought disrepute to the community by freely mingling together before marriage and setting a bad example to the members of the community, according to religious scholar Maulana Haseeb-ul-hasan Siddiqui. Islam permitted a man to meet his would be wife only once before marriage and never allowed them to together before, he added.
The Board in September 2005 had issued fatwa on her dress code saying that Islam does not permit a woman to wear skirts, shorts and sleeveless tops.
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