Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Mother's Day Against Islam," Says Saudi Grand Mufti!

Celebrating anniversaries, birthdays or mother's day is against Muslim 'righteousness', Saudi Arabia's top cleric has said, quashing suggestions by a colleague that Islam permits personal celebrations.

Media savvy cleric Salman al-Awdah told viewers during a call-in television show last week that celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries was not against Islam, sparking a debate in the conservative kingdom and prompting the mufti to weigh in.

Grand Mufti Abdul-Aziz al-Shaikh said celebrating such events would make Muslims like followers of other faiths including Jews and Christians, al-Madina newspaper reported.

Shaikh embodies Wahhabism, the hardline Islamic doctrine that has ruled hand in hand with the Saud family since the kingdom was founded some eight decades ago.

Women are banned from driving and mixing with unrelated men in Saudi Arabia, whose clerics issue edicts ordering Saudis not to buy red roses on Valentine's Day on an almost annual basis.

"A Muslim should thank almighty Allah if his children are healthy and if his married life is stable as the years pass by," the paper quoted Shaikh as saying.

Two occasions call for celebration in the Muslim world, Shaikh said: Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual haj pilgrimage.

Awdah, who follows a relatively softer line, is widely believed to be favoured by circles close to King Abdullah. The monarch has repeatedly said that Saudi Arabia needs reforms. (Reuters)
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7 Comments:

Blogger Garrett said...

I'd love to have the PAS dimwits come out and say the same thing! I'd love to have the non-Muslims who voted for PAS to come to their senses and realize what they have voted for!

11:08 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PAS doesn't call foe Wahhabism, a cultural Arabic Islam much as it is a conservative party.

12:45 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These mad mullahs will next claim that defaecating is also against islam

9:45 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous jihadmyass said...

yeah rite coz they are happiest chopping off dickheads, heads, hands, etc. Wankers!

1:55 PM GMT+8  
Blogger dominic said...

Is the Saudi Grand Mufti telling the world that children do not need to thank their parents for bring them up in life, loving and supporting them physically and spiritually, encouraging them when they are down. Is the Mufti saying that children need not appreciate what their parents have done for them? This Mufti is devoid of love....Heartless .. Is that what his religion teaches????

5:18 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Living in the very dark ages !!!

5:55 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let them be . Why are you so busybody. they dont have a fatwa to chop off you dickhead.

5:28 PM GMT+8  

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