Posts tagged ‘fatwa’

January 14, 2015

Frosty Fatwa

by duncanr

saudi snowman1while on the subject of snow – see previous post – a Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa banning the building of snowmen –

[this is going to be a sore disappointment to the muslim kids building snowmen in my local park !]

apparently GOD is against the building of snowmen (who knew, eh ?) – funny how it has taken all these centuries until . . .

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March 19, 2014

Greedy Buggers Buffet Ban

by duncanr

buffet meals fatwa200I can’t say that Saudi Arabia was ever on my list of must visit countries – what with the no alcohol thing

But this latest nonsense just removed any remote possibility I might ever have gone there –

February 6, 2013

Fathead issues Fatwah

by duncanr

The three members of the Kashmiri girl band, Pragaash, have disbanded after Grand Mufti Mulehead issued a fatwah against the girls, sparking a torrent of abuse and threats against them on social media sites like Facebook

The fathead who issued the fatwah claimed the girls singing in public was ‘unislamic’. He also argued that women should wear the veil at all times and that women performing in public were to blame for the increasing numbers of rape and sexual assaults upon them

Strange argument innit, that it’s not men who are to blame for rape or ‘eve teasing’ but women for placing temptation in the way of men.

Why do these grand mufti’s not use the same reasoning for other crimes – I have yet to hear one blame the victim of a robbery for putting temptation in the way of thieves by openly displaying goods they then steal

July 28, 2011

Saudi Fatwa Defends Child Marriage

by duncanr

Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, a member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council, has condemned those calling for the introduction of a minimum age at which girls can be married.

He has just issued a fatwa asserting that there is no minimum age for marriage, and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.” – though the man should not attempt sexual intercourse until the girl is old enough to bear his weight on top of her.

In support of his view he quotes . . .

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July 9, 2010

Blow for Vuvuzelas

by duncanr

Few people outside of Africa had heard of it up to 3 weeks ago.

Now, thanks to the World Cup many more people around the world have heard the Vuvuzela – and they don’t much like what they’ve heard.

Anxious to prevent damage to their citizens eardrums the UAE has declared a Fatwa banning the Vuvuzela (The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments’ fatwa number 11625)

This will come as a bit of a blow to those budding entrepreneurs who shipped thousands of the bloody things into UAE hoping to cash in on the instruments current high profile

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