Question: Who gives fatwa?

Fatwa, in Islam, a formal ruling or interpretation on a point of Islamic law given by a qualified legal scholar (known as a mufti). Fatwas are usually issued in response to questions from individuals or Islamic courts.

Who issued fatwa in India?

Shah Abdul Aziz Anti-colonial fatwas A number of such fatwas were issued during the 19th century, including in 1803 by Shah Abdul Aziz in India and in 1804 by Usman dan Fodio in West Africa.

What is the purpose of fatwa?

Abstract. Fatwa in general refers to the legal opinion issued by any Muslim jurist (mufti) relating to certain rulings of Islamic law. In principle, fatwa serves as a means of clarifying any issue that arises in Muslim society.

Can a fatwa be withdrawn?

A fatwa can be canceled and is not a binding ruling that absolves someone of any guilt, Newby said. In Islamic theology, on judgment day, Each individual is morally responsible for his own acts, he said.

What is the meaning of fatwa in English?

: a legal opinion or decree handed down by an Islamic religious leader.

Is smoking haram?

Smoking is one of the things which has caused a lot of problems and harm these days and it has spread like wild fire. According to Quran and Hadith (The saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) all intoxicants are haram whereas tobacco is an intoxicating substance.

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