Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country's north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: "It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun."
Quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, 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. (Continue Reading.)
Monday, January 26, 2015
Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa against Snowmen
Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid has issued a fatwa against building snowmen. Anyone here ever been tempted to worship a snowman? Me neither.