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

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While this linguistic trend has changed over the course of the past few years, especially (as David Waterman and Cara Cilano's respective books attest) with the advent of the new millennium, as more authors using English as a medium have emerged in the subcontinent, fatwahs can be issued against books written in English as well, as in the famous case of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses.
Rushdie's head also was re-priced in connection with a recent fatwah issued against the "Innocence of Muslims" filmmaker, but Rushdie said this didn't concern him.
This was jihad, and it was based on a fatwah issued in Khartoum in January 1992.
He said that the downfall of the Muslims began when they denied the importance of printing press and issued Fatwah against it.
Osama Bin Laden, "Text of Fatwah Urging Jihad Against Americans," World Islamic Front Statement, February 23, 1998.
Christian morality meant death for uncountable numbers in Aids-stricken Africa because of a Vatican fatwah against contraception.
Having previously upset the good people of Liverpool with comments about his home town, here was his chance to get the fatwah lifted.
However, ministry representative Ibrahim Shehab said there was a fatwah (Islamic ruling) that housing loans and instalments comply with Islamic law.
Unlike fatwah subjects Salman Rushdie and Theo Van Gogh, pop stars David Byrne and Brian Eno got off comparatively lightly when they turned Koranic recitation into groovy dance music in 1981 for "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.
And if either of them attempted to tell an Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman joke they would be at risk of attracting a fatwah from the politically correct.
20) See Reuven Paz, "Yes to WMD: The first Islamist Fatwah on the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction," Prism Special Dispatches 1, no.
It took the 1989 fatwah issued by Islamic Republic of Iran ruler Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for the death of Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie to impel Ibn Warraq to concentrate his formidable talents as scholar and author on writing for the public about the question of Islam.
It left the local dignitaries and the expectant interpreter looking totally baffled and it even perplexed the Wales captain Gareth "Alfie" Thomas, who wasn't aware of the coach's verbal fatwah.
Mir told the programme that a Fatwah has been issued against him, forcing him to flee the country ( and believes Woolmer might have faced a similar level of anger.
He told the programme a fatwah has been issued against him, forcing him to flee the country, and he believed Woolmer might have faced a similar level of anger.