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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 a statement before the conference entitled "The role of fatwas in stabilizing the society" from October 17 to 19, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb said that Egypt nowadays is facing an unprecedented wave of distortion of Islam's teachings issued by unlicensed persons.
Hyderabad: A debate is raging in Hyderabad after the premier Islami Seminary in the city, Jamia Niamia, issued a fatwa (decree) saying the consumption of prawns is not halal.
The fatwas have an impact on public perception but hardly damage militant movements.
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 07 ( ANI ): The Darul Uloom Deoband, an Islamic school, issued a fatwa (religious edict) on Saturday that banned women from plucking, trimming and shaping their eyebrows and also cutting their hair.
An MILF statement received by the Inquirer on Tuesday morning said that the Bangsamoro mufti, Sheik Abehuraira Abdulrahman Udasan, declared the fatwa 'against the entry and spread of violent radicalism or extremism in any part of the Bangsamoro Homeland.
Salman Rushdie and his book: It is indeed the most famous fatwa issued by any religious cleric in the world.
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 .
The top court said Islamic judges, who interpret religious law, can only rule when individuals submit voluntarily to them and their decisions, or fatwas, are not legally enforceable.
The apex court said that either Darul Qaza or any mufti cannot issue fatwas and try to enforce against a person who has not approached for religious opinion.
Many of these fatwas have become controversial as they affected personal liberties though many fatwas have been received well for the high values the decrees sought to uphold.
In March, the nation's top religious body, The Indonesian Council of Ulema, issued a fatwa against poaching and wildlife trafficking and called on the country's 200 million Muslims to protect endangered species.
In fact, Ayid thinks Abulnasser's writings are unethical, but he disagrees with the issuing of fatwas against writers and intellectuals.