Islamic city council bans female flatulence in Indonesia

An Islamic city council in the Indonesian province of Aceh, which follows Sharia, has banned female citizens from passing gas.

Sayyid Yahia, mayor of the city, told media that a ban was needed, as farting does not go well with the Islamic values of modesty. “Muslim women are not allowed to fart with sound, it’s against Islamic teachings,” he said. Meanwhile, the Indonesian Feminists Association told local media they will attempt to block the smelly law as they deem it discriminatory.

Islamic city council ban women fart

Talking to The Wadiyan, mayor Sayyid Yahia said the law aims to save people’s morals and behaviors. “When you see woman fart loud, she appears like a man. But if she sit sideways and pass it quietly, she looks like a woman,” Sayyid said.

Although the proposed law does not ban “quiet fart,” passing gas with sound is actually not uncommon in Southeast Asia, particularly for women consuming potatoes and peas. Obviously, women maintain that they feel healthier, farting loud. Fathima Khan, a medical doctor at the Al Banni Islamic Hospital in Aceh’s capital is critical of the proposed law: “There is no need to question this practice, let alone regulate it, because people do it for their health and safety,” she said.

The mayor declined to give The Wadiyan details of what the punishment would be for violators. While another member at the City council, who wished not to be named, said if convicted by the sharia court, the offender could receive 20 lashes for small farts and up to 3 months prison time for larger ones.

On another note, the local Islamic scholars were mostly divided over the law. Well-known Muslim activists like Bshar Abdulla voiced his objection, “How to pass gas is not regulated in Sharia. There is no mention of it in the Koran,” he said on his Twitter account. However, “the Islamic tradition and the values of modesty does not support women farting loud,” said Mehmood Hussain, a scholar and stenchy supporter of the law.

Under the new regulation, the mayor says that only women in the public space are going to be monitored. “It will be the responsibility of the husband to make sure that his wife upholds Islamic values at home”. He also argued that there is no scientific evidence supporting health benefits of passing gas, in Koran.

The City council will be evaluating the regulation in a week, after which it could turn into a by-law.

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  1. kiwiinphils says:

    Excellent satire; reposted on my FB thankyou

  2. Seamus Ruah says:

    Perhaps they could issue Beano to the female populace?

  3. Nomad says:

    hmm, I would like to see the Fart Police in action.

  4. Shiranee says:

    Jeez this cracked me up !!…………….tell me someone has extended APRIL fools joke here ???

  5. Geoff says:

    Farts only smell for the benefit of those that didn’t hear it, so what they are pontificating here is the silent but deadly approach….LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  6. Fatima Iqbal says:

    Sorry.. I just farted :(

  7. Scoth McBeast says:

    Queefing still allowed?

  8. Wassupwivu says:

    One elderly woman, on hearing the news, was reported to have said “they can blow it out of their arse!”

  9. Jessica says:

    Well this raises a lot of serious issues. What is you fart by accident, like when you sneeze or cough? Or what if it’s malicious and a man farts and blames the woman? Does the “whoever said it let it” or “smelt it delt it” defense hold up in court?

  10. umbaryanto says:

    This should apply to any gender, not to mention frontal farting which is disgusting and exciting as well

  11. Kay Milton says:

    So what’s the differentiation between a “small fart” and “larger” ones?

    • Mike J says:

      Well to guage that you need a flatulence intensity detector was designed with the goal of detecting the intensity of a fart. This invaluable device was invented by two computer engineering students from Cornell University

  12. Desy says:

    so men are allowed to loudly fart while women are not. this world needs feminism.

  13. Fadlan says:

    The build up feminism to women starts here

  14. Gicutsu says:

    what happens if Hilary Clinton does it ? is she going to be spanked in public ? What about Michelle O.?

  15. says:

    There is no such law in indonesia. i am indonesian.

  16. natalia says:

    i fart like thunderstorm!

  17. Meghna says:

    lololol… will they post police n watch dogs inside the toilets?? what is woman farts while taking shower?
    This can’t be happening…

  18. TC says:

    What constitutes LOUD farts and what constitutes soft? Should the personnel monitoring the fart check the decibel the fart emits?

  19. They need to understand….The more silent the fart…the more violent it is… They are young…

  20. Mike J says:

    I agree with this entirely. Everybody knows that women do not need to fart, its just not natural. Besides which its, well, not feminine is it, and especially on a first date. I say bring on the wind of change.

  21. bochap says:

    It’s just crazy! Have u heard that got sound no smell; no sound smells like hell. What do u expect the female to do when she needs to pass wind? Put a stopper? It’s so unfair..

  22. You know that you apparently have nothing better to do when you’re trying to regulate how a woman fart.

    “Women aren’t allowed to fart without sound”. Hey, feel free to tell my arse THAT.

  23. Veronique says:

    Me? Never!

  24. Aisha Nasir says:


  25. Abdulla says:

    There is no difference between everyone A woman between men and everyone he directed it or what they feel

  26. Ali says:

    This story is like a fart! A lot of aroma but little substance!

  27. greissia says:

    Sorry, some government of my country are brainless….i am really shame….

  28. Jran says:

    What? Men don’t fart there? That’s a new one.

  29. youmbre says:

    What the fart?????!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. This is rediculous. Ppl shouls study basic physiology before doing such madness. It is inhuman.

  31. Mike says:

    Did the Islamic council issue a fartwah?