What Is A Fatwa?

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Throughout the world, Islamic scholars issue fatwas to Muslims looking for interpretations of the Quran. But what exactly is a fatwa?

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What is a Fatwa?
http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/legal-rulings/44-what-is-a-fatwa.html
“In recent years, the term “fatw?” has been widely used throughout the media, usually to indicate that a death sentence has been dealt to someone or some group of people.”

Islamic State Issues Fatwa On How To Properly Rape Enslaved Women, Girls
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/islamic-state-rape-fatwa_568237e7e4b0b958f65a55ae
“Far from trying to conceal the practice, ISIS has boasted about it and established a department of “war spoils” to manage slavery.”

32 Islamic State Fatwas
http://www.jihadica.com/32-islamic-state-fatwas/
“In mid-February, self-declared Islamic State resident Abu ‘Umar al-Masri (@__UmBack__) Tweeted photos of 32 official Islamic State fatwas.”

How one book ignited a culture war
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/jan/11/salman-rushdie-satanic-verses
“It’s 20 years since Iran’s religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini pronounced a death sentence on Salman Rushdie for ‘insulting’ Islam with his novel The Satanic Verses.”

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