Another example of cleric-al errors done in the name of Islam, Indian Islamic scholars/clerics/village elders (aka village idiots) have said that a man who said the word “talaq” (divorce) three times in his sleep should split from his wife and is considered divorced after 11 years. They found out apparently after his wife told her friends about it.
The husband says he didn’t mean it and now villagers are boycotting his family because he is choosing not to accept the clerics’ verdict.
Ã¢??Sobena says: “Enough is enough. We have become a laughing stock. Come what may, I can’t stay without my husband.”
Akhtar’s father, Ebadat, agrees the clerics “have taken a wrong decision”.
“I am victimised as I am still in touch with Akhtar. Nobody is coming to my grocery shop.”
The clerics, though, are refusing to budge. [source]Ã¢?Â
I laughed when I heard this simply because it reaches phenomenal levels of absurdity done in the name of Islam. I am willing to bet everything I own that these “clerics” are illiterate. Obviously this man was not in a conscious state of mind, but I’m thinking that neither were these “clerics”. I would not categorise this as extremism because I believe even extremists would have a tough time proving that their verdict is valid Islamically. I would categorise this under “the crazies”