Thursday, September 04, 2008

Saudi Cleric Denounces Birthday Parties as 'Unwanted Foreign Influence,' Stresses Ban on Celebrating

So few things that are fun are allowed in Islam. What a pity.

FOXNews.com - Saudi Cleric Denounces Birthday Parties as 'Unwanted Foreign Influence,' Stresses Ban on Celebrating - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: "Saudi Arabia's most senior Muslim cleric recently denounced birthday parties as an unwanted foreign influence, but another prominent cleric declared they were ok.

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The Saudi ban on birthdays is in line with the strict interpretation of Islam followed by the conservative Wahhabi sect adhered to in the kingdom. All Christian and even most Muslim feasts are also prohibited because they are considered alien customs the Saudi clerics don't sanction.

Only the Muslim feasts of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha, which concludes the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, are permitted."

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