Snø som nylig har falt nord i Saudi-Arabia har skapt hodebry. Her er det plutselig anledning til å leke seg litt. Det må umiddelbart stanses. Snømenn er anti-islamsk, sier en religiøs leder.
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, 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.
Denne er lett og rask å lage. Med livet som innsats, riktignok…