January 21, 2016

Saudi Arabia's Mufti issues fatwa on chess, says Islam forbids it

Rebel Staff
 

A Saudi cleric believes chess is a 'waste of time' and considers it gambling.

According to Telegraph, the news comes as a chess championship is set to take place in Mecca.

Chess association member Musa bin Thaily said that “chess activities in Saudi have prospered in recent years because the ban wasn't strictly enforced.”

However, Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh said the fatwa still applied and the fatwa has meant, for example, that bringing chess pieces into the country is formally forbidden.

He said “chess was a part of gambling”, a ''waste of time” and could interfere with prayer times.

The Telegraph adds that chess is treated like popular music - allowed as long as it is not advertised too widely.

Chess was also banned in Iran after the Islamic revolution in 1979.

The ban has nothing to do with the queen being allowed to move freely without the king's permission or the fact she isn't covered in a burka.

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commented 2016-01-22 17:54:44 -0500
Looks like I was not the only one who thought that chess got banned because of the queen being so powerful.
commented 2016-01-22 01:08:21 -0500
I guess it takes too much intelligence for them to grasp the game. Either that or they keep trying to rape the queen and it ruins the game.
commented 2016-01-21 23:22:28 -0500
“The history of chess spans over 1500 years. The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India, before the 6th century AD; a minority of historians believe the game originated in China. From India, the game spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe. "
wikipedia

Not entirely up on history, but hey its his own history right…..
commented 2016-01-21 19:16:32 -0500
@ Lad Reme commented 3 hours ago
So some jumped up Cleric dose not like Chess.because he thinks it is gambling. I wonder what he thinks about the 25 year old Muslim Guy who just cut off his wife’s nose because she complained when he took a 6 year old Girl for his second wife.

Source, ‘Jihad Watch’.
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Saw that – it made a few other media outlets as well – all secondary – no main stream.

Women are property.

And why should we care?

Feminazis have told us this treatment of islamic women is quite all right.

Now, if you or I had done that it would have been three inch headlines on an international scale.

Feminazis tell us through their silence this treatment of islamic women is quite OK.

Time to find one of them and do the same – but be sure to get an islamic to do it – that way it is also OK
commented 2016-01-21 16:26:11 -0500
So some jumped up Cleric dose not like Chess.because he thinks it is gambling. I wonder what he thinks about the 25 year old Muslim Guy who just cut off his wife’s nose because she complained when he took a 6 year old Girl for his second wife.

Source, ‘Jihad Watch’.
commented 2016-01-21 16:16:18 -0500
Too funny – I thought it was actually a game of war.

The islamics probably find it rather difficult to understand – most of them are of lower intelligence due to serious and generational in-breeding.
commented 2016-01-21 15:59:32 -0500
ClimateFallacy, I thought you were talking about Justine “Puff Puff” Trudeau until you got to “theocratic”.
commented 2016-01-21 15:17:51 -0500
Gotta love those tyrannical, totalitarian, despotic, authoritarian, autocratic, statist, theocratic dicktatorships; what a bunch of party poopers. :-\

@climatefallacy