From The Sydney Morning herald.
An Egyptian cleric's controversial fatwa claiming that nudity during sexual intercourse invalidates a marriage has uncovered a rift among Islamic scholars.
According to the religious edict issued by Rashad Hassan Khalil, a former dean of Al-Azhar University's faculty of Sharia (or Islamic law), "being completely naked during the act of coitus annuls the marriage".
The religious decree sparked a hot debate on the private satellite network Dream's popular religious talk show and on the front page of today's Al-Masri Al-Yom, Egypt's leading independent daily newspaper.
Suad Saleh, who heads the women's department of Al-Azhar's Islamic studies faculty, pleaded for "anything that can bring spouses closer to each other" and rejected the claim that nudity during intercourse could invalidate a union.
During the live televised debate, Islamic scholar Abdel Muti dismissed the fatwa: "Nothing is prohibited during marital sex, except of course sodomy."
It's 7:30 AM and all's well.
Plans tonight are still up in the air, sort of. crescent_gaia and raaltina may or may not be staying again tonight. I do know I have to see them before they leave since they've got lady_fox's key and she's off to Utah today.
CONFIDENTIAL TO suburbaknght: I emailed you my address. It's pretty much a straight shot down M (Junction road); I included directions from M to my place. Booze would not be remiss in appearing. :) Mmm...
So, tonight may be lots of drunken Kung Fu watching with a "to be dtermined" number of people.
Side bar: Why isn't Kung Fu: The Legend Continues out on DVD?? This is my childhood, people! I must have that show again. I missed the LAST FEW EPISODES! Did Peter die??!?!
David Carradine was my childhood hero, you see.
Oh yeah.. books.
Last Read: Julie and Julia.
Pages Red in '06... er.. At least 672 (length of two books read through). I lost count because I started reding essays from one book and am reading another. Oops.
Current Reading: Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software