Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Fatwa collection

Kemalpaşazâde, Şemseddin Ahmed ibn Süleyman ibn Kemal Paşa

Date: Before 1534

Original Language: Arabic


The ahl al-dhimma often feature in the fatwas issued by Ibn Kemal. Some of these legal cases are related to family law and conversion. For instance, the wife of a dhimmī who is absent (and it is unknown whether he is alive or dead) converts to Islam. Is she allowed to remarry, or should she wait until her husband’s circumsta…

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& Muharrem Kuzey, Lejla Demiri, “ Mecmûatü'l-Fetâvâ”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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