By definition, a fatwa is a specific ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority, namely sheikhs
But what happens when fatwas make little sense? 
Here are eight of the weirdest religious edicts issued in the past decade:

1. Women should breastfeed their male coworkers

Dr. Izzat Atiya of Egypt's al-Azhar University found the perfect solution back in 2007 for women and men to coexist at work without any sort of tension.
His fatwa called on women to "symbolically breastfeed" their male colleagues "directly from their breasts" at least five times in order to establish a family bond between the two. 
That way, they would be allowed to be alone at work together and women could even take off their veil to reveal their hair.
The head of al-Azhar University Ahmed el-Tayeb dismissed the fatwa, calling it defamatory to Islam. 

2. Necrophilia is permissible

Even though necrophilia is considered a psychological disorder, Egyptian cleric Dr. Sabri Abdel Raouf doesn't seem to agree.
And for that, Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued a decision banning the religious preacher from making TV appearances, according to Al Arabiya. 
This comes after Abdel Raouf reportedly issued a controversial "fatwa (religious edict) granting husbands the right to have intercourse with their dead wives." 
The latest decision bans Sheikh Sabri from appearing on private or public television channels. He has also been banned from going on radio programs. 

3. You are not allowed to build a snowman

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Contrary to popular opinion, snow does fall in many countries across the Arab world. This is why this Saudi cleric attempted to forbid the building of snowmen through a fatwa issue in 2015.  
Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid said that snowmen are "anti-Islamic" and that "it is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun." 
This religious edict was criticized by many.

4. Having sex while naked is forbidden

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While sex and nudity usually go hand in hand, Rashad Hassan Khalil, a former dean at al-Azhar University's faculty of Islamic law, issued a fatwa in 2006 prohibiting nudity during intercourse.
According to him, "being completely naked during the act of coitus annuls the marriage."
Was a debate ignited? Of course. During the live televised debate, Islamic scholar Abdel Muti dismissed the fatwa: "Nothing is prohibited during marital sex, except of course sodomy," according to AFP

5. If you look like a tomboy, you should change your wardrobe, attitude, and hairstyle...

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As we already know, same-sex relationships are prohibited in most Muslim countries. 
However, in 2008, Malaysia's top Islamic council took the extra mile and added that "tomboyish behavior" is not allowed
Council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin said, “There are teenage girls who prefer the male lifestyle including dressing up in men’s clothes. More worryingly, they have started to engage in sexual activities," reported Reuters. 

6. If you're planning on attending an all-you-can-eat buffet, don't

This one may not go down too well with the foodies, but Saleh al-Fawzan, a Saudi cleric, announced in 2014 that going to a buffet without deciding the quantity one wants to eat beforehand "is violating Sharia law."
Will you have one shawarma sandwich or 10? Make up your mind fast.

7. Women should not eat bananas, cucumbers, carrots, and eggplants

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Thanks to a cleric based in Europe who issued a fatwa in 2011, women cannot touch or eat anything that resembles male genitalia, such as bananas, cucumbers, carrots, and eggplants.
The only way women can consume such foods is for their fathers or husbands to "cut the items into small pieces" and serve it to them.

8. Do not move to Mars

The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the UAE stated in 2014 that a trip to Mars "was prohibited by Islam."
They claimed it is an act resembling suicide, putting one's life in danger, as well as a way "to escape punishment or evade standing before Almighty Allah for judgment."