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A legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar.
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(Islam) a non-binding judgment on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized religious authority
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an Islamic religious decree issued by the ‘ulama.
[1985–90; < Arabic fatwā]
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1989 The death sentence pronounced by a fundamentalist Iranian leader on the British writer Salman Rushdie for his novel The Satanic Verses, deemed blasphemous by devout Muslims.
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|Noun||1.||fatwa - a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority|
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fatwa[ˈfætwə] N → fatwa f
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fatwafatwah [ˈfætwɑː] n → fatwa f
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