Frozen fans are going to be disappointed...
The religion of Islam is under attack by those who have no understanding of what it is, and fear it due to extremists who continue to pervert the religion and its teachings. The world is waiting to hear from intelligent Islamic leaders to explain the peaceful nature of Islam. Instead of clarifying the beauty of Islamic beliefs, a prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has decided to issue a fatwa not against the ISIS men twisting Islam, but rather the building of a snowmen.
Considering it doesn't snow often in Saudi Arabia, one confused father decided to ask Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid if it was alright to build snowmen for their children. Common sense would dictate it is fine, however quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that the building of a snowman in the image of a human being is an action considered sinful under the kingdom's strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.
"God has given people space to make whatever they want which does not have a soul, including trees, ships, fruits, buildings and so on," he wrote in his ruling. As one can imagine many took to social media to show their outrage on this nonsensical fatwa.
My "Frozen" obsessed daughter might take umbrage to this fatwa. Olaf is her buddy, no f-ing body messes with Olaf. http://t.co/BjRwgoQWVN— Dan Kim (@danielmkim) January 12, 2015
In case you feel stupid, Saudi Arabia banned snowmen today.— Josh Barnett (@_josh_barnett) January 13, 2015
Despite the absurdity, some Munajjid supporters allegedly said “It (building snowmen) is imitating the infidels, it promotes lustiness and eroticism.”
We can only assume that next week we will find out that snow angels are also sinful.