Indian imams issue joint fatwa against IS, call it un-Islamic

  Describing the acts and actions of Islamic State as against the basic tenets of Islam, over 1,050 Islamic scholars in India have issued a fatwa against the terror group. This is the first time that such a large number of religious leaders and Imams have issued a joint fatwa against Islamic State – also known as Daesh – which has unleashed a reign of … Continue reading Indian imams issue joint fatwa against IS, call it un-Islamic

Fatwas and Muslim Women – Irfan Engineer

    The Supreme Court on 7th July 2014 ruled that fatwas had no legal sanctity and the defiance of fatwas would not have civil or criminal consequences as it had no place in independent India under our constitutional scheme. Though the Apex Court did not injunct Islamic religious authorities like the Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband, Dar-ul-Qaza or Nizam-e-Qaza from issuing fatwa as issuance of fatwas per se … Continue reading Fatwas and Muslim Women – Irfan Engineer