Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has said that providing the photograph of a girl to the boy's family for marriage purpose is not allowed under Islamic law.
In a fatwa issued on Wednesday, the seminary said providing the photo of a girl to the boy's family is against Shariat law.
Using photos for only essential purposes was allowed, it said.
The fatwa was issued in response to a question posed by a Muslim girl. The girl had asked if a photo can be sent through an e-mail to the boy's family to arrange a marriage.