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Fatwa

An opinion on Islamic law made by a scholar regarded as having authority. For example, a fatwa may state that a new financial vehicle complies with the sharia and that Muslims may invest in it. A fatwa may not be universally accepted, and scholars have deep disagreements as to what Islamic finance products are indeed Islamic.
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Prasad and Pinaki Chandra Ghose restrained forums like Dar-ul Qaza, Dar-ul-Ift and Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband from giving verdicts or issuing fatwas against a person who is not before it on the basis of complaints by "strangers".
Indian apex court cited the Imrana case and said fatwas can cause irreparable damage to the rights of an individual.
The idea for the fatwa came after the Muslim council members traveled to Sumatra last September, where they visited Tesso Nilo National Park and spoke with conservation groups, government officials, and local communities.
Al-Sirari believes the increase of fatwas is because they are being used more and more for political purposes since the 2011 uprising.
I don't blame social media platforms or the people who make fatwas up without any research," said Dr Al Haddad.
Fatwas are considered to be the interpretations of God's judgment and so should only be made by credible Shaikhs who have certain characteristics and knowledge.
The Union said that the fatwa of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the so-called head of the World Union of Muslim Scholars, in which he labeled groups of Muslims as heretics, means that the World Union has lost its credibility as a representative of Muslim scholars as it deviated from Islamic teachings, stressing that such fatwas seek to keep the nation in a state of strife, division and weakness.
They are likely to reprise a long-standing claim: Iran will never build nuclear weapons, because Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa banning "the bomb.
The two other members reportedly stayed in Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, to heed the fatwa.
Masoon Yasinzai said that in traditional Islamic Law, the Fatwa has played very important role to regulate the individual and the collective conduct of the Muslims.
Le Mufti d'Egypte, Dr Ali Gom'a, a appele a la necessite de creer un observatoire islamique pour corriger toutes les fatwas (avis religieux) relatives a la femme.
Standardisation of fatwas among different states in Malaysia is not a new issue (Othman 1981; Zaini 2004).