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10 of The Most Funniest Fatwas
Source: fortune.com
Published: Feb 2, 2016

A Fatwa is an Islamic legal pronouncement, issued by an expert in religious law. Though not all experts make the best laws here are some of the funniest Fatwas ever passed.

1. Pokemon

Yeah, Pokemon were banned for being able to possess the minds of your Saudi’s. Saudi Arabias Higher Committee for Scientific Research and Islamic Law said that Pokemon encourage gambling, promotes Darwin’s theory on evolution and the games include the star of David which is connected to Zionism. So stop playing/watching Pokemon!

Source: fortune.com
Source: fortune.com

2. Tomboys

Malaysian National Fatwa Council said if you’re a girl who’s somewhat a tom boy, well guess what? You are supposedly ‘violating human nature.’

Source: pinterest.com
Source: pinterest.com

3. The Sun revolves around the earth

Grand Mufti Sheikh Ibn Baaz knew Galileo Galilei was an idiot all along. The Sun revolves around the earth, the earth also happens to be flat and pictures that prove otherwise are a Western conspiracy against Islam. Damn Westerners

Source: starshipearththebigpicture.com
Source: starshipearththebigpicture.com

4. Mickey mouse

Muhammad Al-Munajid hates Mickey Mouse, calling him “one of Satan’s soldiers,” Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid decreed that household mice and their cartoon cousins must be “killed in all cases”

Source: blogs.tribune.com.pk
Source: blogs.tribune.com.pk

5. Emoticons are evil

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.”… Exactly!

Source: pinterest.com
Source: pinterest.com

6. Unclothed sexual intercourse

Rashad Hassan Khalil dean of Islamic law at al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt said that having unclothed sexual intercourse is unlawful and taking part in it annuls the marriage.

Source: cambiarnews.com
Source: cambiarnews.com

7. Buffets

Saleh al-Fawzan Saudi preacher and member of Saudi Arabia’s senior scholars authority claimed that  open buffet banquets are impermissible on the basis that they do not quote a clear price for transactions….

Source: todaysbuffet.com
Source: todaysbuffet.com

8. Eat your wives

Cleric Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah issued a fatwa allowing men to eat their wives if they’re hungry, doing so shows how devoted the woman is to her husband.

Source: dailymail.co.uk
Source: dailymail.co.uk

9. Women should not watch football

A Saudi cleric has said that women should not be allowed to watch football because they do not care who wins or loses all they do is stare at the players thighs.

Source: whoateallthepies.tv
Source: whoateallthepies.tv

10. Polio vaccines

Pakistani clerics banned polio vaccines saying the vaccine is a conspiracy to make Muslims sterile. Ironically people who suffer from polio aren’t able to reproduce so maybe it’s the Pakistani clerics who should have a fatwa put on them.

Source: india.blogs.nytimes.com
Source: india.blogs.nytimes.com

Which Fatwa did you find the funniest?