The Crucial Status of Fatwa in Islam and Its Impact – Habib Umar

Habib Umar bin Hafez recently addressed the Jordanian General Ifta’ Department on the status of fatwas in Islam and the grave responsibility of the scholars who issue them.   The Weight of Giving Religious Verdicts The Habib began by reminding everyone of the tremendous role that the mufti plays in that he is standing before […]

Is There Reward for Issuing a Fatwa?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Asslamu Alaykum I understood from Shaykh Hamza Yusuf that a fatwa is what the trained scholar (mufti) believes is Allah’s judgement on the case presented to him. Is there a reward for the scholar and the individual who follows the fatwa? If the fatwa was wrong will Allah forgive […]

Fatwa Against Terrorism and the Targeting Of Civilians – By Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti

Full article can be found here. Mudâfi’ al-Mazlum bi-Radd al-Muhâmil ‘alâ Qitâl Man Lâ Yuqâtil With An Introduction By Shaykh Gibril F Haddad Fatwa Against The Targeting Of Civilians © 2005 Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Introduction In the Name of God, the All-Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Gentle reader, Peace upon those who follow right guidance! I […]

Is it Permissible to Seek Out Legal Dispensations?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Aslamualaykum. If one opinion in the Hanafi school is difficult to follow, then is it permissible to ask another Hanafi scholar and follow that opinion if it is easier? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this finds you in the best of health and spirits, […]

Is it Obligatory to Follow a Fatwa?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Is it fard to follow a fatwa?  How do we know if it’s fard or not? Can there be a difference of opinion regarding following a fatwa?   Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. The short answer […]

What is a fatwa? Who can give one? By Sheikh Musa Furber – Washington Post

What is a fatwa? Who can give one? – Washington Post By Sheikh Musa Furber Recently at a conference in Cairo, Imam Hashem Islam issued a fatwa (religious edict) to the people of Egypt. His edict was that an upcoming protest, aimed at criticizing Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, was illegitimate, as the newly elected president […]

Death Shaykh Nuh Ali Salman al-Qudat, former Mufti of Jordan and distinguished scholar, on December 19, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful   Shaykh Nuh Ali Salman al-Qudat, former Mufti of Jordan, died on Sunday, December 19th, in Jordan. Shaykh Nuh al-Qudat was a distinguished Shafi`i jurist, internationally recognized mufti known for his keen insight, caution, piety, balanced understanding, and deep knowledge.   In the West, his knowledge […]