Photo Of The Day: Eid Kids Don’t Play No More (and other conversations)

AP Photo – Jordanian children wait for their turn to have a ride on a wood traditional swing during the second day of Muslim’s Eid al-Adha, in Amman, Jordan, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. The thing about Eid is that it’s a time when people typically spend two full days visiting each other. In Amman, they […]

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New Jordanian Fatwa: Chatting Between The Sexes Is Haram

A new fatwa has been issued in Jordan by the country’s official fatwa-making body (it’s akin to making sausages, you don’t want to see how that’s done either) that has made chatting between two sexes haram, or, forbidden. I thought that was a rather interesting piece of news. Their “reasoning” seems to be centered on […]

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