Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Al-Mubarak

The Internet, satellite television and even the telephone are now increasingly used in Islam to transfer Fatwas — religious decrees. A fatwa is a ruling by a recognized Islamic scholar, often on a weighty matter. But the traditional definition is becoming blurred as Muslims turn to Islamic websites and “tele-imams” for advice on how to live their lives. However, traditional and very rigidly produced Fatwas are now seeing a change. Many modern Muftis and academics increasingly finding a need to localize, and individualize Fatwas, according to the situated context ofRead More