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Henryk M. Broder

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Eine Fatwa für alle Fälle

The Grabd Mufti was also criticized - and praised - earlier this year when he issued a fatwa saying that it was permissible for women to have reconstructive hymen surgery before marriage to conceal that they were no longer virgins. He said that since it is impossible to tell if a man is a virgin or not, women should have the same option. But he took his opinion a step further, when he said that if a married woman had sex with another man, regretted her action and asked God for forgiveness, she should not tell her husband. The goal, he reportedly said, was to preserve the family.

The breast-feeding fatwa came in mid-May. A religious scholar who headed the department of the teachings of the Prophet at the Foundation of Religion College in Al Azhar University wrote that there were instances in the time of Prophet Muhammad when adult women breast-fed adult men in order to overcome the need for women to veil in front of men. “Breast-feeding an adult puts an end to the problem of the private meeting, and does not ban marriage,” wrote Izat Atiyah. “A woman at work can take off the veil or reveal her hair in front of someone whom she breast-fed.”

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