Saudi Arabia’s grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh has denied fatwa (religious order) according to which a hungry man can eat his wife.
Denying the authenticity of the Fatwa, he said this is an ‘attempt 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’.
He stated that this is also falls under attempts to distort the image of Islam which has honoured the human-being without discrimination between men and women.
Meanwhile, a rumour has been circulated on social media that the afore-mentioned grand Mufti has issued an order allowing all men to eat their wives in case they found nothing to satiate their hunger. However, report of the fatwa being issued are likely a ‘practical joke’ as none of them carried any evidence or specified where or when such an order had been issued.
The Fatwa was interpreted as testimony of the devotion of women and obedience to her husband and her desire for the two to become one whole.
‘The truth is that this is fabricated and made up from its basis. These ill thoughts can’t come from any Muslim, regardless of a great scholar who Muslims refer to from around the world. It was made up to create this confusion and damage,’ Khalid bin Abdul Rahman El-Shaye,’ assistant secretary general of the Global Commission for Introducing the Messenger, affiliating to the Muslim World League, told media.