Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The kooky Mufti of Lebanon

This is now a big story.  The Lebanese Mufti, Muhammad Qabbani (who is a corrupt and incompetent man who was plucked from obscurity by the ill-cited, Rafiq Hariri, and appointed to the post only for his loyalty to Hariri money) has ruled that any Muslim who accepts civil marriage is an apostate and that it is impermissible to wash his body after his death.  Rafiq Hariri started the fanatic opposition to civil marriage in Lebanon in the late 1990s, when Ilyas Hrawi proposed it, and it won a vote in the Lebanese Council of Ministers.  Mufti Qabbani did not explain whether his fatwawa applies to placing the body of the apostate in a washer and/or dryer.