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Top 10 bizarre and ridiculous fatwas

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  1. divya

    divya 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    10, Sun and earth



    The Fatwa: Grand Mufti Sheikh Ibn Baaz: The Sun Revolves Around the Earth

    In a 2000 Fatwa titled “The Transmitted and Sensory Proofs of the Rotation of the Sun and Stillness of the Earthâ€￾, Saudi Arabian Grand Mufti Sheikh Ibn Baaz asserted that the earth was flat and disk-like and that the sun revolved around it. He had insisted that satellite images to the contrary were nothing but a Western conspiracy against the Islamic world.

    Source: Al-Ahram Weekly Issue 477, 13-19 April, 2000.




    9. Satanic verses


    The Fatwa: Ayatollah Khomeini: Kill for A Book None of Us Can Should Read!

    In 1988, publication of Salman Rushdie’s novel “The Satanic Versesâ€￾ led Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa against Rushdie, with a huge bounty for his death. This triggered several attacks on the novel’s translators, publishers and booksellers, including the murder of Japanese translator Hitoshi Igarashi. Millions of Muslims around the world who had never read a single line of the book, and who had never even met Rushdie before, wanted him dead. Interesting fact, 24% of Iranians at the time couldn’t even read.

    Source: “The West Is Choked by Fearâ€￾, Der Speigel Jan 4, 2010, Henryk Broder

    8.Tomboys


    The Fatwa: Malaysian National Fatwa Council: Tomboy fatwa

    A University of Massachusetts study recently reported that girls who play sports have higher self esteem, and are less likely to enter (or remain in) abusive relationships. Could this fact have threatened the he-men at the Malaysia National Fatwa Council? Maybe. Perhaps that’s why Kuala Lumpur had a near riot on their hands when the Sisters in Islam marched against a Malaysian fatwa banning tomboys, which branded any girls who act un-ladylike as violating Islamic tenets. Fortunately, the as-yet undefined punishment for Malaysian girls in t-shirts and jeans hasn’t been incorporated into Sharia law yet.

    Source: The Malaysian Insider



    7. Mickey Mouse
    The Fatwa: Muhammad Al-Munajid: Bring Me the Head of Mickey Mouse

    That’s right, somebody put on hit on Mickey Mouse. Calling Mickey “one of Satan’s soldiers,â€￾ Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid decreed that household mice and their cartoon cousins must be “killed in all casesâ€￾, according to the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph.

    And get this—the guy’s not your average nutjob, either—Munajid used to be a former diplomat at the Saudi embassy in Washington D.C. He made the remarks on Arab television network al-Majd TV after he was asked to give Islam’s teaching on mice.

    But don’t worry, Mickey won’t be alone. Munajid also put a hit on Jerry from “Tom and Jerryâ€￾. Maybe they could rent a flat with Salman Rushdie (above).

    Source: Report: Saudi Cleric Says Mickey Mouse ‘Must Die’.



    6. Emoticon


    The Fatwa: Multaqa Ahl al Hadeeth: Emoticon fatwa

    I can almost get behind this one. Sure, they’re annoying, but evil? Really? Well, to a Muslim forum looking to make a name for itself—yes.

    According to Muslim Internet Forum Multaqa Ahl al Hadeeth, “Emoticons are forbidden because of its imitation to Allah’s creatures whether it is original or mixture or even deformed one and since the picture is the face and the face is what makes the real picture then emoticons which represent faces that express emotions then all that add up to make them Haram.â€￾ Additionally, “A woman should not use these images when speaking to a man who is not her mahram, because these faces are used to express how she is feeling, so it is as if she is smiling, laughing, acting shy and so on, and a woman should not do that with a non-mahram man. It is only permissible for a woman to speak to men in cases of necessity, so long as that is in a public chat room and not in private correspondence.â€￾

    Source: Jihadwatch


    5.Football

    The Fatwa: Football fatwa

    No, not even the beautiful game is safe from stupid fatwas. As part of a government drive to eliminate frivolous fatwas, the Saudi newspaper Al Watan lampooned one very real edict setting out new rules for football. Ridiculous demands included “do not play with 11 people like the heretics, Jews, and Christiansâ€￾, and “play in your pyjamas or regular clothes (because) colored shorts and numbered T-shirts are not Muslim clothingâ€￾. Especially ridiculous is the edict to “remove the crossbar in order not to imitate the heretics and in order to be entirely distinct from the soccer system’s despotic international rules.â€￾

    Source: “A Fatwa on Footballâ€￾, The Guardian, Monday 31 October 2005.



    4.Vaccine


    The Fatwa: Infidel Vaccine

    Polio is actually increasing in India, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Why? Because an anti-polio fatwa by anti-Western clerics forbid Pakistani children from immunizations, because the clerics are saying the vaccine is a conspiracy to make Muslims sterile. Ironically, it’s the clerics’ plans that would produce this result, as dead/paralytic kids don’t breed all that much.

    Source: “POLIO ERADICATION: Looking for a Little Luckâ€￾, Roberts Science 6 February 2009



    3.Nudity and Sex

    In 2007, the former dean of Islamic law at al-Azhar University in Cairo issued a fatwa that nudity during sexual intercourse invalidates a marriage between husband and wife. Debate was immediate. Suad Saleh, head of the women’s department of Al-Azhar’s Islamic studies, pleaded for “anything that can bring spouses closer to each otherâ€￾ and Islamic scholar Abdel Muti concurred, saying “Nothing is prohibited during marital sex, except of course sodomy.â€￾
    For his part, Al-Azhar’s fatwa committee chairman Abdullah Megawar backpedaled and said that married couples could see each other naked but should really cover up with a blanket during sex.

    Source: SimplyDumb


    2.Urine
    The Fatwa: Sheik Ali Gomaa: Urine Fatwa

    According to Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, drinking the urine of Muhammad is deemed a great blessing. What, they have a lot of this stuff lying around, going to waste or something? Remember, Muhammad never claimed that he himself was divine—so why does his piss have magic properties? Failing to pass the laugh test with Muslim scholars, Mufti later recanted, saying it was only his “personal opinionâ€￾.

    Source: “A Fatwa Free-for-All in the Islamic Worldâ€￾, New York Times, Michael Slackman Published: Monday, June 11, 2007



    1.Breastfeeding

    The Fatwa: Ezzat Attiya: Adult Breastfeeding in the Workplace

    In May 2007, Ezzat Attiya wondered how unrelated men and women could work together in the same office, when Islam forbids men and women who aren’t married or related to be alone together. His answer: let her suckle him FIVE TIMES. Yes, that’s right, an adult female breastfeeding an adult male coworker will defuse all sexual tension in the office. See, the female worker will now be the male worker’s foster mother, and they can be alone together anytime. Attiya’s ruling was intergalactically mocked, and quickly condemned on the homefront as well. He was later suspended from his job, pilloried in Arab newspapers, and issued a hasty retraction saying it was a “bad interpretation of a particular case.â€￾

    Source: “A Fatwa Free-for-All In the Islamic Worldâ€￾, New York Times, Michael Slackman, Monday, June 11, 2007.
     
  2. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    I was of the view that Purely religion based discussion was not allowed in IDF!!
    Correct me if im wrong!!
     
  3. divya

    divya 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    it has more to do with the nutcase mullahs then with religon. just the word fatwa is religious else we can call it a legal decree....
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Religious decree would be more fitting that legal decree!!
     
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    JanjaWeed Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    i like that 1st one (no: 10).. earth is flat & sun revolves around earth!! my kudos to that mufti who brought in that fatwa!! btw did he mention the shape? is it square or round like dosa?? if it's square, there must be four sides to it & which countries fall under those four sides & if it's round, which are the countries represent the circumference?? love to know!!
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    looks like some people have not learnt from the mistakes of the church(which it later rectified)!!
     
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    he said that earth is like disc as in disc throw game hehe
     
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    Makes sense, if you see the world map in 2D it appears like a disk. I support him :triniti:
     
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    oh.. more like a fluffy pancake!!:lol:
     
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    if everyone learns from their mistakes, whole world would be a boring place to live!!:lol:
     
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    True enough, but sometimes "religious decrees" have the same standing as "legal decrees". :tongue:
     
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    Do you think they could think that much !! :lol:
     
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    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Mickey Mouse ‘Must Die’ is hilarious guys :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    funny :laugh::rofl::rofl:
    thanks divya
     
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    Fatwa- One Eyed Veil

    Saudi cleric favours one-eye veil

    A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye.

    Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.
    The question of how much of her face a woman should cover is a controversial topic in many Muslim societies.
    The niqab is more common in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, but women in much of the Muslim Middle East wear a headscarf which covers only their hair.
    Sheikh Habadan, an ultra-conservative cleric who is said to have wide influence among religious Saudis, was answering questions on the Muslim satellite channel al-Majd.

    BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saudi cleric favours one-eye veil
     
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