But only if you’re a believer in Islam. For everyone else, you can build a SnowMuslim of the prophet Mohammed and his 6-year-old bride, Aisha.
Remember this Christmas don’t make snowmen or you will be among the most severely punished people by Allah. pic.twitter.com/Jcj0g1GB1U
— Ex-Muslims of North America (@ExmuslimsOrg) December 25, 2019
Fatwa declared against snowmen made to look like camels and Arabs in Saudi Arabia as they ‘represent Western values.’
Daily Mail A prominent religious scholar in Saudi Arabia has given the cold shoulder to snowmen – by issuing a fatwa against them. A rare snowfall in the middle eastern country saw Saudis eagerly building snowmen and even snow camels.
However, Mohammed Saleh Al Minjed decreed that building snowmen – or indeed creating any living creature out of snow – was an insult to the Islamic religion.
He declared that inanimate objects such as ships and buildings could be imitated – or food – but not animals, according to Gulf News. He wrote: ‘God has given people space to make whatever they want which does not have a soul, including trees, ships, fruits, buildings and so on.’
He said: ‘We have snow for fleeting days, maybe even hours, and there is always someone who wants to rob us of the joy and the fun. It seems that the only thing left for us is to sit down and drink coffee.’
On Twitter users writing in Arabic and identifying themselves with Arab names joined in the debate. ‘They are afraid for their faith of everything … sick minds,’ one Twitter user wrote.
Another posted a photo of a man in formal Arab garb holding the arm of a ‘snow bride’ wearing a bra and lipstick. ‘The reason for the ban is fear of sedition,’ he wrote.
A third said the country was plagued by two types of people: ‘A people looking for a fatwa for everything in their lives, and a cleric who wants to interfere in everything in the lives of others through a fatwa,’ the user wrote.
Sheikh Munajjid had some supporters, however. ‘It (building snowmen) is imitating the infidels, it promotes lustiness and eroticism,’ one wrote. ‘May God preserve the scholars, for they enjoy sharp vision and recognise matters that even Satan does not think about.’
And blogger Al Marsad wrote: ‘It has no value in our traditions… those fascinated by the West should emulate their inventions and sciences, not their culture,’ according to Gulf News.