Saudi Arabia's top cleric Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has slammed reports which claimed that he had issued a fatwa allowing husband to eat his wife in the event of extreme hunger.
According to Arab News, the hoax attributed to the Saudi Grand Mufti was reportedly not only false but was created by the enemies to Islam to "keep the community busy squabbling over irrelevant issues instead of standing united behind the rightly guided rulers."
The top Saudi cleric noted that the Fatwa attributed to him was "nothing but lies." Citing a verse from Quran: "Oh you who believe, if an unrighteous man brings you news, look carefully into it, lest you harm a people out of ignorance, and then regret it," he noted the Saudis should stand united to fight such propaganda.
Early on Thursday, reports, which now have been found to be false, claimed in a fatwa the Saudi grand mufti has "allowed a man to eat his wife or parts of her body, if the husband was afflicted with a severe hunger."
The hoax report even went on to claim that the Saudi cleric justified the fatwa saying they would "become one as their bodies will fuse together after the husband eats his wife."