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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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Mir claimed a Fatwah has been issued against him, forcing him to flee the country.
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.
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.
Second, she noted bin Laden's fatwah against the U.
This is an interesting proposal, but surely governments have to be converted to the idea: the imprimatur of state muftis, enshrined, for instance, in a long series of revisionary fatwah, could be requisite where gender restrictions have to be waived.
Shahin Portohfeh, who has been living in Hillfields, Coventry, for about 15 months, claims he has a fatwah on his life and faces the death penalty if he returns home.
Rushdie's own critique of religious and political extremes of all origins attracted a fatwah, keeping him out of the public eye for years.
22) See the text of the 1998 fatwah allegedly issued by Osama Bin Laden against Americans.
After Iran imposed a fatwah on him, Salman was forced to go into hiding for much of the nineties - pretty much the same period that Kylie dropped off the radar after being dumped by Mushroom Records.
In her tribute to Salman Rushdie's thinly veiled resistance to censorship, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Lurie wisely refrains from suggesting that the author rediscovered his child-like naivete after being the object of a years-long fatwah.
Anger is sometimes present, especially in the more political essays, several of which are on censorship and the persecution of artists and writers in the past and the present--the example of the fatwah against Salman Rushdie is cited in several different essays.