Indian cleric issues decree against women watching football

Indian cleric issues decree against women watching football

Indian cleric issues decree against women watching football By Bimbo Ogunnaike A senior cleric at an influential Islamic seminary in northern India has issued a religious decree saying that Muslim women should not watch men playing football. Mufti Athar Kasmi said that watching men “playing with bare knees” violated the tenets of Islam and was forbidden for women. Kasmi is cleric at Darul Uloom, Asia’s largest Sunni Muslim seminary in the northern town of Deoband. The cleric also lashed out at the men who allow their wives to watch football,…

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