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Fatwa Forbids Mars Travel For Muslims

Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion

A fatwa committee under the United Arab Emirates' General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment has issued a proclamation against travel to Mars,...

When Mere Mortals Talk With God

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion
Dorian de Wind

I have difficulty accepting that those who preach hate, intolerance and just plain evil from the pulpit, the Amud, the minbar or from whatever elevated religious or political position they hold, are hearing and relaying the Word of God.

The Stupidity of Saudi Senior Clerics

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Although the Saudis did rid their society of Al Qaeda after seeing the error of their ways in fanning pan-Islamic jihadism, they have failed to see any issues with the continual oppression of women.

Saudis Try to Put an End to Crazy Fatwas

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Nearly a year after Saudi King Abdullah warned religious scholars that issuing careless fatwas gives extremists credibility, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has finally said enough is enough.