fatwah fatwah

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar

Usage(s):

  1. How is this any different from a fatwah issued from the Arab street that demands that Rushdie or the a Danish cartoonists be put to death on sight?.
  2. PTI: Has your view of Midnight's Children changed with time ? post-fatwah? Rushdie: Midnight's Children in my mind belongs to its moment.
  3. That's an important point because too many Americans, all they see is this lunatic on the air declaring how many Americans he will kill, declaring a fatwah, but that is not .

Quotes

  1. Osama Bin Laden said in 1998, "In compliance with God's order, we issue the following fatwah (ruling on Islamic law) to all Muslims. The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies......civilians and military......is an individual duty for every...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

  2. "What did England do about this (the fatwah). Have they banned these organisations? Have they arrested the person who has done that? No, nothing. In the name of human rights, in the name of liberty, human liberty, freedom of speech, this is going...
    on Jul 21, 2005 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Hindu

  3. General Secretary All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Nizamuddin says, "The muslim girls who participate in sports competitions do not fall under the fatwah."
    on Feb 1, 2006 By: Nizamuddin Auliya Source: CNN-IBN

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