Sunday, January 17, 2010
Pre-Wedding Photo is Haram?
Further, said organization also declared that it is Haram for females to have their hair Rebond because it will arouse sexual desire.
Later, I was very glad when I read that the above news was denied by the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) which said that it is not Haram to take photos before wedding. MUI said that the photos can only be Haram if the photos show the couple kissing.
For detailed media reports on the above (in Indonesian) please click here, here, here and here.
I hope that in the future religious organizations would consider various aspects before declaring Haram. If it is limited for members of such organization then it's okay. But if it is intended for the public, it would surely be protested.
Although Haram declared by religious organization would not have legal consequences according to our legal system, but it bring some kind of moral obligations for many Muslim.
Photo: Courtesy of Kompas.