At a time when ridiculous fatwas have become somewhat rare, a top Saudi Cleric has now declared that men can eat their wives! Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi, the top most authority in the world of Islam has now declared that men can eat their wives!
Men can eat their wives ….but
The Cleric went on to explain how men would have to satisfy certain preconditions to eat their wives. He said the men should be “suffering from severe hunger” in order to eat their wives. Eating one’s wife for please would be wrong said a radical Muslim who went to justify his speech.
The cleric said that it is the duty of a woman to sacrifice and obey her husband. Several woman’s rights activists have hit out at the cleric for issuing such a statement. Some people from the Muslim Women’s Movement (MWM) however said that the cleric’s statement has been misunderstood and he did not mean what we interpreted.
On being asked whether a wife could do that same is really hungry, his supporters said that this would be against their values as only men have these superior rights.
“A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his wife or parts of her body if the husband was afflicted with a severe hunger, raised concern and debate over social media since yesterday evening. The fatwa is interpreted as evidence of the sacrifice of women and obedience to her husband and her desire for the two to become one. Attempts by enemies to distract society from their main cause at the moment, which is standing together behind our wise leadership against attempts to distort the ummah [the world’s Muslims],” his press statement which was released to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said. (Source)
Not the first controversy
This is not the first time the Cleric has been in news for his controversial statements. Earlier, the cleric had said that all the churches in the world should be destroyed as they were against Islam.