(Strange) Sayings of Ayatollah Khomeini

In my search for (mainly second-hand) books and knowledge I stumbled upon a translation of the book of Ayatollah Khomeini, called The Little Green Book, translated by Clive Irving. I bought it because I was curious. Take a look at what (to name a few) strange (and seemingly hypothetical) sayings I found inside:

– The meat of horses, mules, or donkeys is not recommended. It is strictly forbidden if the animal was sodomized while alive by a man. In that case, the animal must be taken outside the city and sold.

If one commits an act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed as quickly as possible and burned, and the price of it paid to its owner by him who sodomized it.

A Moslem who insults one of the Twelve Imams or declares himself their enemy is impure.

Wine and all other intoxicating beverages are impure, but opium and hashish are not.

If a man – God protect him from it! – fornicates with an animal and ejaculates, ablution is necessary.

– During daily prayer, it is permissible to cover one’s body and genitals with grass or the leaves of trees, but it is better to do this only when there are no other means at hand.

– If a man sodomizes the son, brother, or father of his wife after their marriage, the marriage remains valid.

 

These are just some of the odd and strange sayings by Khomeini. Odd and strange in the sense that one can not even imagine doing the acts mentioned by him and then he gives the ruling on it.

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