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Fathul Bari, iddah and grounded Muslim widows

Abdar Rahman Koya  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT There are doctors and PhDs, and then there is Dr Fathul Bari Mat Jahaya, Umno’s youthful high priest in charge of Islam (and Muslims).

This fatwa factory has dropped another ridiculous religious edict with his recent Facebook post that Mastura Yazid, the “mourning” widow named as the BN candidate in Kuala Kangsar, is prohibited from campaigning outside her home.

Why? Well according to Fathul, she is still in the period of iddah following her husband’s death about a month earlier, and so she is forbidden from venturing out of her house for the next three months.

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