Here’s a post by a someone at a Muslim debate site upset over a fatwa giving approval of a husband getting it on with his dead wife. But Mohamed did the exact same thing, so imam AbdelBari’s fartwa is closer to the truth than these “secularist” Muslims would dare admit.

H/T Holger Dansk

Fatwa: Necrophilia Is Now Halal in Morocco, sexual attraction to dead body

Self proclaimed Imam and Islamic scholar Mr. Zamzami AbdelBari, got himself in hot water and quite a bit of ridicule when he delivered a most unusual – some characterize it as depraved-

Yes, we do have a freak show going on these days. But none of our Monstres Sacrés can match the latest Fatwa published by the (respected) Islamic Scholar and member of the religious establishment, Abdelbari Zemzami. He basically allows sexual intercourse with a corpse. Yes. Necrophilia is now Halal in Morocco by the grace of Alem Zemzami.

I should perhaps be more specific in Zemzami’s Fatwa: he allows the widowed husband to have sexual intercourse with the corpse of his deceased wife. The Fatwa does not say whether it reciprocates for a woman (although I suspect even with rigor mortis, it will not do) nor does it specify how many hours after the wife’s death a man can still, you know… perform their marital duties. If it was not for the scholar’s level of seniority, I would dismiss this fatwa as yet another deranged, lonely individual who did not get some for a while. But this is Zemzami. And it is a Fatwa from an official of the Habous ministry. If indeed such Fatwa is genuine.

Zemzami justifies his ruling by means of analogy: Since a good Muslim couple will meet again in Heaven, and since death does not alter the marital contract (in his opinion) it is not a hindrance to the husband’s desire to have sexual intercourse with the corpse of his (freshly) deceased wife. A deranged mind and flawed logical thinking seem not to be part of the position of Senior Alem’s requirements. I am no Islamic Scholar (thank God) but I remember from my (compulsory and utterly boring) High School Islamic courses that there is a minimum amount of logical thinking when the Imam (or Alem) makes their Ijtihad, or investigations. And quite frankly, I really don’t see how he managed to find a ruling for the deceased; The Islamic literature is very extensive on the living (as it normally it should be) but Zemzami’s ruling tops them all. He seemed to overlook the procreating objective of marital mating (this is why concepts such as “نكاح المتعة” are forbidden).


Indeed, Zemzami’s ruling is funny. It is so, because if one wants to think of it otherwise, the first thing to spring to mind is something like: “what goes on the man’s life to take such a keen interest in such an obscure issue to devote time and resources and come up with a an even stranger ruling”? I mean, perhaps the Habous officials do bore themselves to death in their offices, but still, they are civil servants and receive their salaries (comfortable salaries in Zemzami’s case) on the taxpayer’s dime. It is only just to question the man’s competence (never mind sanity) and legitimacy to dream up rulings regulating our lives.

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3 Responses

  1. But he has 3 other wives, or are they not submissive enough? Do they have to be totally dead and not move? Do all Muslims therefore have premature ejaculation?

  2. I think it is rather sweet of him. Islam is a faith which closely regulates personal behaviour and I suspect that many devout Muslims work on the basis “if it is not permitted, it is forbidden.” I suspect that imam Zemzani had had to comfort and council many grieving husbands – as part of his normal pastoral work – where the man has expressed the desire to make love to his newly dead wife for one last time – the ultimate in farewells – but feared it would be a sin to do so. I suspect that the imam has told these husbands individually that what they want to do is OK – after all she was / is the man’s wife – provided she is recently dead. After all, it takes several hours for the dead to grow cold and a bit longer before rigor mortis sets in. Why should a loving and bereft husband not take advantage of this “window” ? You may consider such permission unnecessary – I assume it is in Western secular society – we do things anyway without feeling the need for official permission, but I hope the imam’s ruling will bring a lot of comfort to a lot of grieving husbands.

    1. Blanche, you’re one sick individual, your apologist attempt at giving normalcy to something depraved is telling. Actually, this is just one more case in which an islamic ruling trumps the rights of a woman, even over her own corpse. The man is given complete authority of it, as in life. Misogyny 101 Islam style.

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