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LUCKNOW: After terming tattoos as anti-shariya, the Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa against dyeing hair black.

According to the Islamic seminary, sharia does not permit one to colour his or her hair black. Some believers had sought the view of the authorities of the seminary on this issue. Answering the questions, the seminary saidcolouring hair black was not in accordance with the shariah, though one could apply a colour like henna (mehndi) on the hair.

According to the seminary, the sharia prohibits use of such dyes that leave a layer on the hair as it obstructs water from reaching the roots of hair during wazu (ablution) and make it invalid. Answering the question if namaz was permissible after applying colour on hair, the seminary said that it was allowed to use colour other than black provided the colour does not contain impure things and does not leave such a layer on the hair that prevents water from reaching the roots.