Imam Explains Why It’s FORBIDDEN For Muslims to Make Snowmen

Uh, wow.

From Bare Naked Islam:

…a few years ago, a prominent Saudi Arabian cleric whipped up a global controversy by issuing a religious edict forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic because they might resemble human beings.

Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.”

Quoting from Muslim scholars, Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.