Egypt - Egyptian preacher and Vice President of the Salafist Call Yasser Burhami says Muslim men are allowed not to defend their wives in case of rape if their lives are under threat.
He described that allowing one's wife to be raped is like "getting mugged for money," when one is not obliged to defend the wife in order to save their life.
In another recent controversial religious edict, or fatwa, the preacher said that a Muslim man can on religious grounds claim an adultery case and therefore kill his wife if he actually sees her engaging in an intercourse with another man.
The fatwas were met with condemnation within Egypt and prompted an outcry on social media. Many Islamic scholars have expressed their disagreement by pointing out that Burhami's fatwa had no basis in either Sharia or common law.
On Thursday, Egypt's religious endowments ministry banned the Salafist sheikh from preaching in any of the country's mosques, citing as a reason the fact that Burhami is not a graduate of Al-Azhar University, a center of Islamic learning.