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There are lot of scholars and even non-scholars issuing Fatwas to be followed by all followers of Muslim faith. Many of these Fatwas are against commonsense and scientific advancements. Already the Muslim brethern are backwards because of resistance to change.Why not some learned scholars from acredited centres authorised to issue Fatwas on all India basis? Rest should either be debarred from issuing Fatwas or Fatwas from them ignored?

Asked by SATYAPRAKASH AGRAWAL, 30 Dec '08 01:57 pm
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In nations where Islamic law is the basis of civil law, but has not been codified, as is the case of some Arab countries in the Middle East, fatwa by the national religious leadership are debated prior to being issued.During the early islamic Goldan age , these were the interpetations or advices on the base of Islamic laws by distinguished scholars & judges.But according to the Principle of Jurisprudence Fatwa must be relevent with legal proofs,must have been issued by a person or a board, having due knowledge and sincerity of heart; and it should not from individual opportunism, and not depending on political servitude, and should be adequate with the needs of the contemporary world. There is a binding rule that saves the fatwa pronouncements from creating judicial havoc, whether within a Muslim country or at the level of the Islamic world in general: it is unanimously agreed that a fatwā is only binding on its author.This was underlined by Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Obeikan ...more
Answered by drdinesh sharma, 30 Dec '08 04:13 pm

 
  
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I believe that the only fatwas those need to be issued and respected in India, are the ones that are passed by the Indian Parliament and the Supreme Court of India. Beyond these two, I believe no one, howsoever high or mighty he might be, should arrogate to himself this right. And, if anyone shows such audacity, his place should rightly be behind the bars of an Indian jail.
Answered by Jaisingh Thakur, 30 Dec '08 02:00 pm

 
  
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It is Very Important for all of us to understand term "fatwas". The Fatwas are the declaration of the statement , may be anything which is against the rule or the laws mentioned by allah in his holy Quran or by prophet Muhammed P.B.U.H. To get a better understanding, let me take up an issue of the fatwa declared against the well known Tennis player Sania Mirza that if she continu wearing the skirts for playing tennis, she would not be considered as muslim. on this we all indians as well as the entire world gave a negative wind against the muslim laws saying that they are against the advancement. however if we look into other religion we may get our answers.
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1. Bible says that the women should wear the clothes in which she can cover her entire body (imagine the dress of NUN in a church)... SO WHY NOT QUESTION SERENA WILLIANS as she is also not covering her entire body.

2. In hindu culture, the shastras says that " a man should not wear the clothes of the ...more
Answered by salim dalal, 31 Dec '08 11:24 am

 
  
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Muslim are backward just coz they majority do not follow Islam and Quran .Muslims were on top of the world when they followed Quran and Sunnah . It is time for them to start following Mohammad pbuh and his teachings properly so that they can also contribute more to world civilization and bring and end to turmoil the world is facing now .Since Islam is perfect religion can can add or delete anything to it . Since India is secular country Fatwas do not have any impression on common muslims .Muslims vast majority even don't know who are Issuing the FATWAS but some time we learn from Media that some fatwa is issued . it's effect remains confined to media only
Answered by misconception, 30 Dec '08 02:41 pm

 
  
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FATWA by so many shows that they are all paid huge amount of money ,and are employed for no work except to misguide fanatic Muslims.This will happen and no one will be able to check it unless everyone uses his /her brain before following the Fatwa.Fatwa is for mindless who never use their brain and blindly following it.
Answered by kanhaya, 30 Dec '08 02:04 pm

 
  
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