Cleric declares snowmen anti-Islamic

Tuesday 13 January 2015 09:00
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A Saudi Arabian cleric has issued a ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic.

Asked if fathers could build snowmen after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.”

It's unlikely this will be something many people in Saudi Arabia need to worry about. The temperature in the country's capital Riyadh, is not expected to drop below 15 degrees Celsius in the next week.

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