Questions tagged [fatwa]

A Fatwa فتوى is a juristic ruling concerning shariah issued by a scholar.

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Examining fatwa-request questions

There's currently some momentum on chat behind changing the off-topic close reasons. So I'm writing this post to identify some example fatwa-request questions, as mentioned in chat. This is a ...
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We need to set a standard for fatwa questions

The issue of allowing fatwa questions on this site has been brought up before. The two most pertinent examples I recall are, Islam: Should requests for rulings and/or fatawa be permitted? A higher ...
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Please can you only link to fatwas when giving information

I don't mean to say this to hurt or offend anyone, because your help is excellent. However a scholarly opinion is the best sought, I'm saying this so as to help you.
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What should be done about fatwa questions where the questioner doesn't specify any particular school, but the accepted answer is specific to one?

A number of fatwa questions, especially older ones, ask for rulings about particular matters, but do not specify which (if any) school they're actually seeking answers from. These questions are often ...