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Noun1.fatwah - (Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar; "bin Laden issued three fatwahs calling upon Muslims to take up arms against the United States"
judgement, legal opinion, opinion, judgment - the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
Islam, Muslimism - the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion; "Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia"
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Auction are invited for 9338 sqft of landed property at industrial area fatwah village kirodharpur pargana bhimpur p.
Faced with death threats and constantly under attack in the press and by the government and clergy, Nasrin went into hiding and was ultimately forced to accept political asylum in Norway in order to survive the fatwah issued against her in Bangladesh.
There also seems to be some kind of blogger fatwah against bright colours and groovy patterns - and I like giant geometrics, digital prints, tangerine and electric blue.
They heartened many, their sub-text a rebuke to the wicked and/or uneducated who feel the slightest censure merits a fatwah.
The media is unrecognisable since the days when Salman Rushdie was issued a fatwah.
Hopefully, on this issue of international relations, I won't incur the kind of wrath my colleague Joe Riley regularly incites (a few years ago, I thought he'd had a fatwah put on him and was only allowed into work when it was safe until I found out he'd taken semi-retirement), but nonetheless I feel there's a certain foreign issue that is being dealt with with such kid-gloved, high-minded pomposity that I need to say something about it.
Meanwhile, the supreme leader has issued a fatwah against the development of nuclear weapons.
Air Force Counterproliferation Center at Maxwell Air Force Base, Post remarked that: "According to bin Laden's fatwah, it is not bin Laden, but God, who has ordered religious Muslims to kill all the Americans, God, for whom bin Laden speaks with authority.
For I've heard some strange things, fake fiqh, fatwah and sins.
Relying on stale translations, we therefore see Fatwa, Shia (or Shiite), Shura (or Shoura), Sharia or even Ulama, although the proper transliterations for these words would be Fatwah, ShiaACAyah, Shurah, ShariaACAyah and aACAyUlamah.
On September 18 Salman Rushdie published Joseph Anton: A Memoir (Random House), recounting the nine years he spent in hiding after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni issued a fatwah in 1989, sentencing Rushdie to death for writing The Satanic Verses, a satirical novel that the Ayatollah found offensive to Islam.
As for me offending someone by writing it, I'll take my chances with a death-decree fatwah.