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Endorsement of breastfeeding for grown men in Saudi Arabia

Endorsement of breastfeeding for grown men in Saudi Arabia

One cleric`s endorsement of breastfeeding for grown men and another`s saying music is not un-Islamic have opened up a pitched battle in Saudi Arabia over who can issue fatwas, or Islamic religious edicts. Hardline and progressive religious scholars, judges and clerics have taken the fight public in what some describe as outright “chaos” in the once ivory-tower world of setting the rules that govern much of life in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom. Much of the fight in the past week has focused on a fatwa endorsing music issued by Adel Al-Kalbani, a Riyadh cleric famed as the first black imam at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam`s holiest city.

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