Fatwa on Frosty

(Reuters) – A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.

Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.”

Quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.

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4 thoughts on “Fatwa on Frosty

  1. It’s ridiculous interpretations like this that cause so many problems and cause so much confusion to those that choose to follow Islam. Why doesn’t he just be done with it and issue a Fatwa against innocent joy and laughter! ):
    I spiritual group I attend frequently say that “God wants us to be happy, joyous and FREE”

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