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  • n. Plural form of fatwa.


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  • Yet last year, under the noses of warders, it is said that Qatada and Adel Abdel Bary, leader of the UK branch of Egyptian 'Islamic Jihad', were able to smuggle out a series of 'fatwas' - religious decrees - legitimising attacks by al Qaeda.

    Zee News : India National

  • His fatwas are the nearest equivalent that al-Qaeda has to an ex cathedra statement from the pope.

    The Longest War

  • (He holds the same rank as Iraq's Ali Sistani; Shiites recognize a small number of "grand ayatollahs" who issue religious rulings known as fatwas and serve as objects of "emulation.")

    A Dialogue With Lebanon's Ayatollah

  • But Osama bin Laden does issues these things called fatwas, these religious decrees.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2004

  • At the institution's ministry-size headquarters in Ankara, state-employed astronomers calculate prayer times around the world, while state-educated theologians pore over the hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad in the library and issue the religious rulings known as fatwas.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The Westminster-based think-tank Civitas found that Muslim clerics have been handing out hundreds of Sharia judgments - known as fatwas - through mosques around the country.

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  • This led to a very rigid reading of the Koran and also to a series of fatwas, meaning legal opinions, that scholars could no longer question.

    CNN Transcript Feb 9, 2007

  • After the Arabs' defeat in 1967 at the hands of the Israelis, he let his beard grow "like Castro," he said, and soon got super-secret theological "fatwas," or rulings, giving him sacred permission to overthrow the Tunisian government.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Several examples of these 'fatwas' will be found among the papers bound up with the author's 'Ramaseeana'.

    Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official

  • CHANDIGARH: Political as well as public opinion is divided in Haryana over the role of self-styled Khap Panchayats (caste councils) especially in the context of recent phenomena of honour killings and "fatwas" issued by them against marriages in the same gotra

    The Hindu - Front Page


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