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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Islamic Ruling on Breastfeeding...

Don't know if you heard, but there was a recent ruling in Islamic Law from the Al-Azhar University (the leading authority on Islam) in Egypt that stated essentially, that if a woman had to work or be in the company of a man or men to whom she is not related, then she had to breastfeed them in order for it to be 'lawful' in Islam. I'm not kidding... It's a ruling given by Muhammed during his life to one of his followers.

Don't believe me? Check out the multitude of links on this topic, or google it.

It's unsurprising that the scholar had to retract this edict under pressure, but it's also interesting how because of the Internet and modern communication we can now hear about such bizarre incidents from the life of Muhammad as people start paying attention to what's happening around the world and in this case, Islam.

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3 comments:

satvinder said...

what?!! that's absolutely insane!!

Anonymous said...

mr singh is INSANE

Kaptaan said...

I'd say the cleric who made the ruling is insane... don't get mad at the messenger, get mad at the mullah who made the ruling...