New Delhi: A Muslim legal expert Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah came under fire in April 2015, after he gave a green light to cannibalism in Saudi Arabia.
A number of Arabian websites reported, quoting Abdullah “a man is allowed to to eat his wife in the event he is afflicted with a severe hunger.” On part of women, he defined the move as evidence of the sacrifice and obedience to her husband.
As the news went viral, religious authorities came forwards to defend the Mufti.
Khalid ben Abdel-Rahman El-Shaye, assistant secretary general of the Global Commission for Introducing the Messenger, affiliating to the Muslim World League, told CNN Arabic: “The truth is that this is fabricated and made up from its basis. These ill thoughts cannot come from any Muslim, regardless of a great scholar who Muslims refer to from around the world.”