Houthi cleric says internet is ‘haram’, prompting crackdown on Wi-Fi routers

Monday, 25 September 2017

Mufti of the Houthi militia in Yemen, Shams al-Deen Sharad al-Deen, has issued a fatwa (religious edict) which forbids the use of the internet “because it leads to corruption.” The Mufti called on internet investors to pull out. Armed Houthis responded to the fatwa and forcefully implemented it in Qabal village located in Hamdan district of Sanaa governorate. According to the villagers, the Houthis shot down several houses hosting a Wi-Fi router. Speaking to Al over the ...

Egyptian preacher who issued ‘sex with dead wives’ fatwa banned from TV

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued a decision to ban preacher Dr. Sabri Abdel Raouf from making TV appearances after he issued a fatwa (religious edict) granting husbands the right to have intercourse with their dead wives. The decision bans Sheikh Sabri from appearing on private or public satellite channels or to be hosted on radio stations. Makram Mohammed Ahmed, chairman of the media body, said on Monday that the council had taken the decision because Sheikh Sabri ...

Saudi imam refuses to issue fatwa allowing man to marry his wife to friend

Sunday, 26 February 2017

A Syrian national who lives in Saudi Arabia with a visitor status contacted Saleh al-Humaid, the imam of the Great Mosque of Mecca, to request a fatwa (religious edict) that allows him to marry his wife to a friend so he can bring her to the Saudi kingdom. The strange request was made to Humaid during the television program Light on the Trail. The man asked the imam if his wife, a Syrian who lives in Syria, can marry his friend who has residency status in the Saudi kingdom in order to help her ...

Office of the Two Holy Mosques responds to ISIS’ fatwa on Jihad

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, published a video clip on Tuesday responding to the fatwa issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which says that non-fighters should not issue advisory opinions to militants. This came in a tweet from the office’s official Twitter account: “Non-sense, they are tempering with meanings when they claimed that non-fighters shouldn’t issue advisory opinions to those fighting. The attractiveness of words leads them ...

Pokemon, fatwas and terrorism

Monday, 18 July 2016

The focus on fatwas is based on the premise that clerics have a strong hold on the conscience of the average Muslim

Abdullah Hamidaddin

Dubai's Islamic authorities issue fatwa against WiFi theft

Monday, 11 April 2016

Stealing WiFi from your neighbour would not be proper Islamic conduct according to

Indian Muslims clerics condemn ISIS, calling it ‘un-Islamic’

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Religious leaders across India have signed the edict saying the actions of ISIS goes against Islam

Saudis ridicule ‘women look at football players’ thighs’ fatwa

Saturday, 30 May 2015

The imam had said it should be “haram” or forbidden for women to watch football games causing controversy in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Grand Mufti DENIES fatwa allowing men to eat wives

Friday, 10 April 2015

The unsubtantiated fatwa attributed to the Grand Mufti claims that such sacrifice is the ultimate way of showing subordantion

Qatari fatwa: Destroy Egypt’s pyramids, Sphinx!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Religious edict suggests the destruction of the historic monuments are a 'religious duty' Egyptians must fulfill

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