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.