If Women Controlled Ijtihad

Last week news emerged of the latest fatwa admonishing women against bananas, cucumbers and other phallic edibles.

In the same week, I engaged in a discussion regarding the dwindling role of ijtihad (the gauging of knowledge from Islamic teachings to be applied in contemporary society) in Middle Eastern and Asian states.

I believe that the increasing irrationality of such fatwas indicates a paucity of sagacity on the side of Man.

Fresh perspectives are needed and it is time for women to step forward and assume the reins of logicality once more.

And the below would be one of the foremost changes on the agenda:

;-)

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