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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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And if either of them attempted to tell an Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman joke they would be at risk of attracting a fatwah from the politically correct.
(20) See Reuven Paz, "Yes to WMD: The first Islamist Fatwah on the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction," Prism Special Dispatches 1, no.
It took the 1989 fatwah issued by Islamic Republic of Iran ruler Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for the death of Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie to impel Ibn Warraq to concentrate his formidable talents as scholar and author on writing for the public about the question of Islam.
It left the local dignitaries and the expectant interpreter looking totally baffled and it even perplexed the Wales captain Gareth "Alfie" Thomas, who wasn't aware of the coach's verbal fatwah.
However, the story's main claim is that Latino gangs are waging "a campaign of 'ethnic cleansing'--racial terror that is directed solely at African Americans." Mock claims that the Mexican Mafia prison gang (La Eme in Spanish) has issued a "green light" or "gang-life fatwah" on Blacks all over Southern California, to be carried out by the numerous gangs under its influence.
Mir claimed a Fatwah has been issued against him, forcing him to flee the country.
Mir told the programme that a Fatwah has been issued against him, forcing him to flee the country ( and believes Woolmer might have faced a similar level of anger.
He told the programme a fatwah has been issued against him, forcing him to flee the country, and he believed Woolmer might have faced a similar level of anger.
she in her luxury pinstripe Gulag / Asti and fatwah
To illustrate: Osama bin Laden issued a fatwah (edict) in 1998 proclaiming in effect that all those who believe in Allah and his prophet Muhammad must kill Americans wherever they find them.
(2.) See Sheikh Usamah Bin-Muhammad Bin-Ladin, Fatwah Urging Jihad Against Americans, in AL-QUAS AS-'ARABI (London), Feb.
If you're prepared to remove the fatwah, I'm prepared to forgive the sticky carpets.