Another confusing Ruling by Saudi Scholar

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Another confusing Ruling by Saudi Scholar


Unread post by SBM » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:18 pm

Pilgrims can borrow money from the government and banks to perform Haj, said Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq, a member of the Saudi Council...

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Re: Another confusing Ruling by Saudi Scholar


Unread post by feelgud » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:34 am

Fatwas Are Opinions, Not Laws

The sharia distinguishes between a fatwa and a qaza. The former refers to the opinion given by a mufti when someone consults him on a personal matter. Fatwa literally means opinion and is not legally binding. It is applicable only to the person concerned, who can decide whether to accept it or not. Qaza, on the other hand, means judicial verdict. No mufti is allowed to issue a qaza, which is the prerogative of a State-authorised court and binding on everyone.