It snows in norther Saudi Arabia and as such, people decided they wanted to build snow camels in a tribute to the local culture. One citizen in the Province of Tarif used his creativity to create a camel with colors of local teams. Another guy decided to make a traditional ghitra and agal to cover the head of the snowman he created. The problem is that a religious scholar just said that building snowmen or snow creatures was not acceptable in Islam.
This fatwa by Mohammad Saleh Al Minjed believes that building snowmen or any replica of an animal, even for fun, is unacceptable. He believes that only lifeless things and inanimate objects can be imitated. The fatwa was circulated on social networks which resulted in a wide debate among Gulf nationals. People on the one side believe it is a weird imitation of Westerners, while others think a fatwa on the subject is ridiculous.