Fatwa, Fatwa, Fatwa. Now a Breastfeeding Fatwa

Posted on August 14, 2010


It looks like nowadays issuing “Fatwa”, is the only work of Muslim clergy. They are busy in issuing Fatwa on every matter, Fatwa on what to do, what not to do, etc etc. Some time before an India media company’s journalist caught a Muslim Cleric from Deoband , India ’s biggest Islamic Seminary situated in western Uttar Pradesh. In that case Cleric was caught red handed while accepting money for issuing a “Fatwa”.

Recently a very very interesting Fatwa was issued in Saudi Arabia – world’s most revered Islamic Country. This Fatwa was issued by Sheikh Abdul Mohsin Bin Nasser Al Obaikan. He is the member of Saudi Council of Senior Scholar’s and Advisor to King. According to the Fatwa, “A Saudi Woman can breast Feed Their Foreign Driver’s”.

This Fatwa has far reaching consequences in Saudi Arabia , as most of the driver’s in Saudi Arabia is Christians, Hindu’s and Buddhists from various Asian countries.

Gulf News, one of the most popular newspaper’s of Middle East including Saudi Arabia reported this matter on Sunday, 20th July, 2010. Portion of the newspaper is attached in pdf format for reading the entire matter.


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