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

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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 claimed a Fatwah has been issued against him, forcing him to flee the country.
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.
See Sheikh Usamah Bin-Muhammad Bin-Ladin, Fatwah Urging Jihad Against Americans, in AL-QUAS AS-'ARABI (London), Feb.
If you're prepared to remove the fatwah, I'm prepared to forgive the sticky carpets.
This is an interesting proposal, but surely governments have to be converted to the idea: the imprimatur of state muftis, enshrined, for instance, in a long series of revisionary fatwah, could be requisite where gender restrictions have to be waived.