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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In the political field, Al-Azhar University Professor Sheikh Mahmoud Shaaban issued a controversial fatwa in 2013 that any opposition that aims to bring down a leader elected by the public should be punished by death.
President Ashraf Ghani said the Pakistani fatwa should have included the entire Muslim world including Afghanistan.
He said issuance of the unanimous Fatwa through consultations is a step in the right direction and it would go a long way in projecting soft and positive image of Pakistan in the comity of nations.
Mohammad Azeemuddin, the head Mufti of Jamia Nizamia, issued the fatwa in response to a question earlier this week basing his opinion on the fact that prawn is an arthropod (insect) and consuming one comes under Makrooh-e-Tahrimi (strictly abominable).
Issuing a Fatwa asking Muslims not marry people employed in the banking sector is wrong.
To what extent a fatwa can affect a resistance movement such as that of the Afghan Taliban is debatable; it is not certain who will issue and support such a decree, as Pakistani religious scholars have in many instances declared the Afghan Taliban's resistance a jihad.
The fatwa also states that there is an urgent need to fight violent extremism or radicalism, in compliance with the injunction of the Qur'an and the Prophetic Tradition (Al-Hadith),' it said.
The fatwa said it is not permissible for people to use what belongs to others without payment or, at least, without their permission.
Ayatollah Khomeini, the then Supreme religious leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, issued this fatwa as a death warrant against Salman Rushdie after the publication of his book 'The Satanic Verses' which was published in the United Kingdom in 1988.
Sumaida'ie said in a statement today that "these volunteers responded to the national appeal made by Sunni Clerics and their Fatwa Advisory Council emanating from the anti position of expiatory extremist groups and insistence to expel them , which came simultaneously with the Jihadist Fatwa of Cleric Ali Sistani .
In the written fatwa sent to the DG Health Services Punjab, Allama Saeedi further stated: "After necessary consultations with scholars from all major
He said migrant populations posed a challenge in Punjab and the fatwa would be greatly helpful in addressing the problem in areas where the council is influential.