Fatwa


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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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It is stated in the fatwa that blood donation will be organized for the patients in need during the mourning days.
He said SIS should instead go to the Shariah courts to challenge the fatwa.
The robot will provide pilgrims under the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques' guests program with fatwas and other religious advice.
"We will likely hear soon a fatwa which says wine is halal," Sattam said.
A fatwa was issued by a cleric against Jahan for her "un-Islamic" attire in Parliament on June 25, when she took oath as an MP.
However, the bill raised controversy among Al-Azhar's senior scholars, the Ministry of Religious Endowments' General Fatwa Department, and other institutions responsible for issuing fatwas.
The fatwa was approved by 13 Muslim religious leaders of the Regional Darul Ifta.
Therefore it is believed that their mutual advice based on new scientific research on any specific issue will help in issuing a relevant fatwa and would be in line with teachings of all sects,' he said.
Shaikh Bin Bayyah said the establishment of this sole fatwa authority was necessary because many individuals had started bypassing the authority of official religious bodies and issued fatwas that caused disputes and dissent among Muslims.
Where the fatwa seeks to reform the rationale behind extremist ideologies, it also holds the legal system prevailing in Pakistan as impeachable.
Furthermore, Afghanistan is alsonot convinced with Pakistan's move, insisting that Pakistani fatwa should have explicitly mentioned Afghanistan.
The fatwa section of Dubai's Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) issued the edict in response to a question from an anonymous reader about the legality of people secretly using other's wifi.