Yes. Sharia requires a man to cover his private parts when out in the public space, including any clothing showing a “sign of adornment.” The law is clear that it is unlawful to display anything “indecent.” In addition, it is unlawful to use “any means or mechanism to exhibit or display any indecent article (such as a penis or buttocks).”
The Arabic word for “dancing” in this context generally means “to sway or to take a turn in a circle.” It does not mean the act of dancing. Thus, one does not need to observe the law directly. It is merely a guideline that should guide one in applying the law.
Is it legal to take sexual pictures?
Yes. It is not lawful to take “lascivious” pictures of a person’s genitals or breasts. Some laws may apply to such pictures, however.
Sharia does not permit women to cover their pubic area (except in some circumstances). Under Shariah, the Islamic dress code, women must cover themselves from head to toe in public. This applies even to public displays of affection such as the touching of one’s partner’s hair. Women must look straight forward so as not to reveal anything else.
Sharia requires that men cover their genitals as well as their underarms. The law also states that it is unlawful for a man to expose “his face” or “the genital parts” of his “wife.” In the same vein, it is not lawful for a man to show his genitals to another man or a woman – regardless of whether such photos are being taken.
Sharia does not permit photographing male genitals from outside of a man’s house when women are inside. However, a man who “tries to take a film from a place in another man’s house” is subject to the penalty of flogging.
What about the male genitalia before marriage?
Sharia does not distinguish between female genitalia before marriage and those after marriage. In general, the law is very clear that female genitals can be covered and that a woman is not obligated to cover herself.
The Arabic word for “naked” in this context also means having undressed. In fact, it is the male genitals in the case of the Muslim woman who is “sultan” (princess, wife or concubine, also called a mawla, a slave).
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