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Title: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: Maha on December 08, 2011, 12:42:06 PM
How stupid are someone allowed to be ? Just take a look at this:   CAIRO: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any ?sexual thoughts.?
 
The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.
 
He said that these fruits and vegetables ?resemble the male penis? and hence could arouse women or ?make them think of sex.?
 
He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.
 
The sheikh was asked how to ?control? women when they are out shopping for groceries and if holding these items at the market would be bad for them. The cleric answered saying this matter is between them and God.
 
Answering another question about what to do if women in the family like these foods, the sheikh advised the interviewer to take the food and cut it for them in a hidden place so they cannot see it.
 
The opinion has stirred a storm of irony and denouncement among Muslims online, with hundreds of comments mocking the cleric.
 
One reader said that these religious ?leaders? give Islam ?a bad name? and another commented said that he is a ?retarded? person and he must quite his post immediately.
 
Others called him a seeker of fame, but no official responses from renowned Islamic scholars have been published on the statements.
     


Taken from http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://bikyamasr.com/50403/islamic-cleric-bans-women-from-touching-bananas-cucumbers-for-sexual-resemblance/&date=2011-12-08
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: KDC501 on December 08, 2011, 02:31:42 PM
How stupid are someone allowed to be ? Just take a look at this:   CAIRO: An Islamic cleric residing in Europe said that women should not be close to bananas or cucumbers, in order to avoid any ?sexual thoughts.?
 
The unnamed sheikh, who was featured in an article on el-Senousa news, was quoted saying that if women wish to eat these food items, a third party, preferably a male related to them such as their a father or husband, should cut the items into small pieces and serve.
 
He said that these fruits and vegetables ?resemble the male penis? and hence could arouse women or ?make them think of sex.?
 
He also added carrots and zucchini to the list of forbidden foods for women.
 
The sheikh was asked how to ?control? women when they are out shopping for groceries and if holding these items at the market would be bad for them. The cleric answered saying this matter is between them and God.
 
Answering another question about what to do if women in the family like these foods, the sheikh advised the interviewer to take the food and cut it for them in a hidden place so they cannot see it.
 
The opinion has stirred a storm of irony and denouncement among Muslims online, with hundreds of comments mocking the cleric.
 
One reader said that these religious ?leaders? give Islam ?a bad name? and another commented said that he is a ?retarded? person and he must quite his post immediately.
 
Others called him a seeker of fame, but no official responses from renowned Islamic scholars have been published on the statements.
     


Taken from http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://bikyamasr.com/50403/islamic-cleric-bans-women-from-touching-bananas-cucumbers-for-sexual-resemblance/&date=2011-12-08

I read a similar article with the same story just yesterday. For some people there stupidity knows no bounds.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/honour-killing-afghan-student-shot-dead-in-up/209685-3.html - Honour killing? Afghan student shot dead in UP




Peace,

Kevin
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: Student of Allah on December 08, 2011, 09:35:08 PM
Shalom,

The sad thing about these fatwa giving people is that they can do it because there is a market for it. If people stop making partners to God, the market for such fatwas disappears.

Ofcourse, for those who believe, the reasonable refutation to such fabrications would be something similar in nature to this:

6:145 Say: "I do not find in what is inspired to me to be unlawful for any eater to eat except that it be already dead, or running blood, or the meat of pig - for it is foul - or what is a wickedness, dedicated to other than God." But whoever is forced to, without seeking disobedience or transgression, then your Lord is Forgiving, Merciful

PEACE
------------------- Student of Allah

Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: youssef4342 on December 09, 2011, 09:04:02 AM
Peace  :peace:
Have they considered that God Almighty Commands us to be chaste (24:30), and to only have sexual relationships with our spouses alone? (23:6).
Thus it does not matter if you have any illicit thoughts or not, what matters is that you try to subdue them, and seek refuge in God Almighty, as the devil can wipers to us to do evil (24:21) , and the best way is to take Refuge in God Almighty (7:200  and 114:4)

"Do they have idols who decree for them religious laws never authorized by God? If it were not for the predetermined decision, they would have been judged immediately. Indeed, the transgressors have incurred a painful retribution. (42:21)
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: Assassino on December 09, 2011, 02:45:01 PM
What about two melons? French bread?

Hell, why stop at food? Pens? Screwdrivers?

Some mullahs are obsessed with sex (and probably don't get enough of it).
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: Abdul-Hadi on December 09, 2011, 03:07:33 PM
Greetings and Peace, all  :group:

geoduck/gooey duck FTW!  8)

 :eat:

 :peace:

~Abdul-Hadi
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: hey on December 10, 2011, 04:21:49 AM
I get angry every time I see a fatwa like this.  >:( Most Muslims don't really listen to these clerics and even make fun of them but the media attention that they get is damaging Islam.
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: TheNabi on December 10, 2011, 12:15:52 PM
So shouldn't this be for men as well? I mean they are against homosexuality right? I can't imagine that they think that a man putting a banana in his mouth is cool if they think women cannot eat them since they look like penises.

Joe
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: Student of Allah on December 10, 2011, 02:26:34 PM
So shouldn't this be for men as well? I mean they are against homosexuality right? I can't imagine that they think that a man putting a banana in his mouth is cool if they think women cannot eat them since they look like penises.

Joe

Shalom,

I think we should calm down a bit. I dont think any mainstream ulema council would approve of this either. Even they will criticize I believe. Having said that, have a look at this fatwa about women making their colleagues suckle their breast :

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/06/04/saudi-clerics-advocate-adult-breastfeeding/

This fatwa originated in Al Ahzhar university I believe. It is based on hadith from Sahih-Muslim which I dont have the reference at this moment and dont care. But I testify, I found it in a sahih source back when I verified it. The fatwa was eventually pulled back by Al-Ahzhar.

Now, why did I mention this fatwa ? Well, just imagine the scenario in the Al Ahzhar university campuses on the day this fatwa was published. There must have been a breast sucking frenzy all over !!   :rotfl: :rotfl:

Now, about the scholar who gave the fatwa, I think he was honest enough to prescribe rulings based on what he revered as truth from God.

Having said all that, I apologize if I hurt the feelings of any traditional Muslim who have deep faith in Sahih-Hadiths from the 6 canonical collections. But I also invite you to the straight way of God where it is not acceptable to compose things with your own hands and associate that with God or His messengers.

PEACE
--------------- Student of Allah
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: IMHO on December 10, 2011, 03:05:48 PM
I can see how much interest this type of news generates, seeing that this gives you all another chance to look down at others and make fun of what you usually refer to as the sunni. Surely you can see that this is nothing but anti muslim propaganda news, but why let a chance of sunni bashing go to waste eh? Let's make the most of it, as this is how you all spend your time. Why waste time on promoting goodness, when this vain talk and back biting is so much more engaging?
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: TheNabi on December 12, 2011, 02:08:30 PM
I dont think any mainstream ulema council would approve of this either.

Peace

Mainstream or not I meant this particular person/s who came up with this idea.

Joe
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: theNabster on December 12, 2011, 05:32:30 PM
Peace
I think this proves that the mentioned cleric is a pervert...
and better still how can he make edicts on what Allah has made lawful?
these are grounds for blasphemy on him...
Title: Re: Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblanc
Post by: Jafar on December 12, 2011, 06:51:16 PM
and better still how can he make edicts on what Allah has made lawful?
these are grounds for blasphemy on him...

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