Love, Moroccan style: Fatwa allows man to have sex with dead wife’s corpse

by editor on May 17, 2011

Call it sick. Twisted. Depraved. Bizarre. Choose whatever word you want to describe this latest fatwa for lovesick Moroccans. Trust us, you can’t come up with a word that’s harsh enough.


"Not tonight, dear. I have a dead ache." issues the fatal fatwa facts:

Necrophilia is now Halal in Morocco by the grace of (Islamic Scholar and member of the religious establishment) Alem Zemzami.

I should perhaps be more specific in Zemzami’s Fatwa: he allows the widowed husband to have sexual intercourse with the corpse of his deceased wife. The Fatwa does not say whether it reciprocates for a woman (although I suspect even with rigor mortis, it will not do) nor does it specify how many hours after the wife’s death a man can still, you know… perform their marital duties. If it was not for the scholar’s level of seniority, I would dismiss this fatwa as yet another deranged, lonely individual who did not get some for a while. But this is Zemzami. And it is a Fatwa from an official of the Habous ministry. If indeed such Fatwa is genuine.

… Zemzami justifies his ruling by means of analogy: Since a good Muslim couple will meet again in Heaven, and since death does not alter the marital contract (in his opinion) it is not a hindrance to the husband’s desire to have sexual intercourse with the corpse of his (freshly) deceased wife. A deranged mind and flawed logical thinking seem not to be part of the position of Senior Alem’s requirements. I am no Islamic Scholar (thank God) but I remember from my (compulsory and utterly boring) High School Islamic courses that there is a minimum amount of logical thinking when the Imam (or Alem) makes their Ijtihad, or investigations. And quite frankly, I really don’t see how he managed to find a ruling for the deceased; The Islamic literature is very extensive on the living (as it normally it should be) but Zemzami’s ruling tops them all. He seemed to overlook the procreating objective of marital mating (this is why concepts such as “نكاح المتعة” are forbidden) …

So much for the “’til death do us part” section of the wedding vows.


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Man, that’s just. . . cold.



WRONG. The article specifically says freshly deceased wife.

The real question is: How how is she? You going to tell me that if there’s a freshly deceased victorias secret model laying there, still all warm, smooth and smelling of perfume, and nobody’s looking you wouldn’t? She’s already dead…no harm no foul.



Sometimes, when I think that you can’t go over the top of your previous comments, you go and surprise me like this.

Ewww. Just ewww, man.



Next thing you know, there will be a Fatwa legitimizing homonecrobeastopedophilia. Go ahead, take it apart and analyze it.