Fatwa: Overview
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In Islamic legal parlance, fatwa (fatwā, pl. fatāwā) refers to a clarification of an ambiguous judicial point or an opinion by a mufti , a jurist trained in Islamic law, in response to a …

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Shehabuddin, Elora, “Fatwa: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 18 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0080>
First published online: 2009

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