Qardawi ex-wife denies press reports tackling private life: TV interview

Updated 09 September 2018

Qardawi ex-wife denies press reports tackling private life: TV interview

  • Frustrations and fantasies of Doha-based Muslim Brotherhood sheikh exposed by ex-wife
  • Previous fatwas include allowing masturbation for men, but prohibiting it for women

JEDDAH: Asma bin Qaddah, the ex-wife of Qatari Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi has denied reports that he had ‘forced her to watch a film of sexual nature’ on the night of their marriage.

The original report, which this newspaper translated, was published in Saudi daily Al-Riyadh. At the time of publishing the translation, the story stated clearly that the claims published in the original report could not be verified and that Qaradawi could not have been reached.

Bin Qaddah explained her position in a television interview with Algerian channel, Annahar.

 


Sheep take over streets of Madrid for annual migration

Updated 20 October 2019

Sheep take over streets of Madrid for annual migration

  • The annual event, which started in 1994, allows shepherds to exercise their right to use traditional routes to migrate their livestock
  • The herd includes 2,000 merino sheep and 100 goats

MADRID: Sheep replaced traffic on the streets of Madrid on Sunday as shepherds steered their flocks through the heart of the Spanish capital, following ancient migration routes.
The annual event, which started in 1994, allows shepherds to exercise their right to use traditional routes to migrate their livestock from northern Spain to more southerly pastures for winter grazing.
The route would have taken them through undeveloped countryside a few centuries ago, but today it cuts through Madrid’s bustling city center and along some of its most famous streets.
Sheep farmers pay a nominal charge in symbolic acknowledgement of a 1418 agreement with the city council that set a fee of 50 maravedis — medieval coins — per 1,000 sheep brought through the central Sol square and Gran Via street.
The herd includes 2,000 merino sheep and 100 goats.