Fatwa meaning

fätwä
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A legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar.
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(islam) A religious and legal decree or edict issued by a council of religious leaders.
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(loosely) A death sentence imposed through, or as through, such a decree.
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(Islam) A legal opinion, decree or ruling issued by a mufti or other Islamic lawyer.

I think the fatwas on that website are totally unreliable.

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(rare) To make somebody the subject of a fatwa, especially a ban or death sentence.
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Origin of fatwa

  • Arabic fatwā legal opinion ptw in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic فتوى (fatwā), a formal legal opinion.

    From Wiktionary