Sunday, October 07, 2007

Fatwas

The last 20 years I was wondering who can issue a fatwa, and who are authorized to do so? So many ridiculous of these kinds of 'verdicts' are issued in the last years.
Here is a list of fatwas, I don't know if we have to take them seriously. And here is a fatwa against naked sex...
But Saudi Arabia came with a solution: a web site with authorized fatwas. A pity that the site is in Arabic only...
Although the Saudi authorities announced to modernize their judiciary, they started this week with giving two gay men each 7.000 lashes. Do you survive that?

16 comments:

Tara said...

Its really distubing that they try to impose fatma, random, on non-Muslims!

Tara said...

Ha, ha, I mean fatwas, not 'Fatma'..))

Hüseyin said...

hans,
one should be very courageous to say any word as a fatwa because a wrong fatwa's responsibility is considerably high and binding on fatwa's owner.
i would attract attention to another point. it seems you did not pay any attention to tag "terror" on your fatwa link speeple. i wonder what woould you say abour that.

Hans said...

Huseyin,
Do you mean that I have to watch my back while writing about fatwas. Or do you want me to link fatwas with terror?
regards

Metin said...

I have issued a fatwa against people who are too quick to accept a job as the 'lasher' to lash 'lashees.'

I mean what is that job interview like, and could these people be considered sadomasochists. And I don't mean the ones inflicting the pain either.

I wish though they had blogfatwas against certain bloggers and commenters.

Maybe some Turk can start one and call it FatmaFatwa.com or something . . .

Too funny . . .

:)

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mirdifderya said...

Hans; I couldn't get into List of Fatwas which is blocked here:)

But Saudi Arabia is something else, I have not much to say the way their country runs and practice their religion because its not what Muslim religion is all about.

Friend of mine who is Saudi thinks they need someone like Ataturk can come and change everything:)

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Hans said...

Dear Derya, the block a lot there in UAE.)) Too bad for you.
Celia is spam. You can delete these kind of comments...
There is a 'trash sign' below each message, click on it and voila..))

Hans said...

Metin,
Why are you not starting such a blog, you are a Turk and live safe in the USA..))

Metin said...

Hans,

Thanks for the recommendation, but some of us have to work for a living.

Being a starving executive only allows me to manage one blog at a time.

Besides, us in the US, we're immune to fatwas. The only fatwas I have to worry about here are the erosion of civil liberties behind a hidden agenda and the fear instilled by those neo-cons that I have to keep in check.

And I have learned not to take things so seriously. After all, we're all doomed to live out the rest of our lives while we are still alive and well.

Hüseyin said...

hans,
i didn't mean either of those you mentioned. i meant that it seems linking islam with terror seems normal and maybe a matter of fact and that kind of tagging seemed normal to you also, i hope i could be more clear this time.

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

Husseyn,
The association you made didn't come 1 second in mind!
And...I don't link Islam with terrorism. In that case, I have to watch every day my back with a Muslim wife..))

Hans said...

One fatwa hurt the USA badly, and as a result the Patriot act..((
A starving executive, youu Metin, thats something to remember..))

Ardent said...

Hans,

Who is going to police the Fatwa against naked sex??????

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

The guy who wrote this fatwa, probably he is a voyeur..)))