fatwah


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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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At the age of 82, Mahfouz was stabbed in the neck in 1994 by an Islamic extremist in an assassination attempt following a huge wave of hatred that followed the fatwah (Religious statement) issued by Ayat Allah Khomeini of Iran against Arab/English author Salman Rushdi over his famous book "Satanic Verses".
LANDAU, 21st August, 2019 (WAM) -- Shaikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Chairman of the UAE Fatwah Council and President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, participated in the 10th edition of the International Conference of Religions for Peace held yesterday in Landau, Germany.
This is not Pakistan, you can not issue a Fatwah against a Member of Parliament," Chowdhury had said.
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.
Hence, the Darul Ifta (Fatwah Council) declared Eid al-Fitr today, which ends 30 days of fasting.
Fatwa / Fatwah: A religious decree; a legal verdict given on a religious basis.
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. Today, thanks to social media, everyone is their own editor, their own publisher.
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.