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Cairo: An Egyptian cleric’s controversial fatwa claiming that nudity during sexual intercourse invalidates a marriage has uncovered a rift among Islamic scholars.

According to the religious edict issued by Rashad Hassan Khalil, a former dean of Al-Azhar University’s faculty of Sharia, “being completely naked during the act of coitus annuls the marriage”.

But wait, all is not lost for the Egyptian Lothario.

Al-Azhar’s fatwa committee chairman Abdullah Megawar argued that married couples could see each other naked but should not look at each other’s genitalia and suggested they cover up with a blanket during sex.

Raises the old arguement I had on this site as to whether the Muslims are stuck in the 7th century or the 12th.

Via reader HRT


  • They must be the most sexually frustrated, naive and downtrodden people on the planet.

  • Don’t you feel sorry for the hormone overdosed teenagers. How terrible for them.

  • Reminds me of the story that I heard about a soldier who returned home to his wife after a long deployment.
    A friend asked – So what is the first thing you did when you got home?
    Answer – You know
    What is the second thing you did?
    Answer – Took off my backpack.
    And after that?
    Took off my boots.

  • So idiotic all this debate. Being a Muslim myself, I strongly believe and practise too that one should DO ALL that is required to satisfy yourself as well as your partner in bed. I doubt these clerics are ‘able’ to do anything otherwise they won’t be saying so and denying the pleasures of coitus as well all foreplay. Is there someone to stop them?

  • >> Is there someone to stop them?