Tuesday, 16 January 2018
More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says. Suicide attacks are frequently condemned as fanatical and immoral, especially when civilians are killed, but insurgents view the tactic as their most effective weapon. Seeking to curb “terrorism” that has resulted in tens of thousands of casualties since the early 2000s, the clerics declared suicide bombings to ...
Sunday, 17 December 2017
In a press conference held at the Egyptian Supreme Council for Media Regulation, a list of the names of 50 scholars authorized by al-Azhar, Egypt’s top religious authority, to issue religious edicts fatwas in Egyptian media outlets was released. According to the council, this step aims at putting an end to a series of groundless fatwas issued by unqualified preachers who appear on TV shows until a legislation is issued to regulate religious discourse in the media. The council, which in ...
Monday, 25 September 2017
Mufti of the Houthi militia in Yemen, Shams al-Deen Sharad al-Deen, has issued a fatwa (religious edict) which forbids the use of the internet “because it leads to corruption.” The Mufti called on internet investors to pull out. Armed Houthis responded to the fatwa and forcefully implemented it in Qabal village located in Hamdan district of Sanaa governorate. According to the villagers, the Houthis shot down several houses hosting a Wi-Fi router. Speaking to Al Arabiya.net over the ...
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued a decision to ban preacher Dr. Sabri Abdel Raouf from making TV appearances after he issued a fatwa (religious edict) granting husbands the right to have intercourse with their dead wives. The decision bans Sheikh Sabri from appearing on private or public satellite channels or to be hosted on radio stations. Makram Mohammed Ahmed, chairman of the media body, said on Monday that the council had taken the decision because Sheikh Sabri ...
Sunday, 26 February 2017
A Syrian national who lives in Saudi Arabia with a visitor status contacted Saleh al-Humaid, the imam of the Great Mosque of Mecca, to request a fatwa (religious edict) that allows him to marry his wife to a friend so he can bring her to the Saudi kingdom. The strange request was made to Humaid during the television program Light on the Trail. The man asked the imam if his wife, a Syrian who lives in Syria, can marry his friend who has residency status in the Saudi kingdom in order to help her ...
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, published a video clip on Tuesday responding to the fatwa issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which says that non-fighters should not issue advisory opinions to militants. This came in a tweet from the office’s official Twitter account: “Non-sense, they are tempering with meanings when they claimed that non-fighters shouldn’t issue advisory opinions to those fighting. The attractiveness of words leads them ...
Monday, 18 July 2016
The focus on fatwas is based on the premise that clerics have a strong hold on the conscience of the average Muslim
Monday, 11 April 2016
Stealing WiFi from your neighbour would not be proper Islamic conduct according to
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Religious leaders across India have signed the edict saying the actions of ISIS goes against Islam
Saturday, 30 May 2015
The imam had said it should be “haram” or forbidden for women to watch football games causing controversy in Saudi Arabia