Plastics in soil threaten food security, health and environment: FAO    Guterres urges greater support for peacekeeping amid mounting threats    Bachelet describes 'disastrous' human rights situation across Occupied Palestinian Territory    Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change have created a perfect storm of challenges: Grandi    Countries with regulations against industrial trans fats tripled in a year    The Ministry of Defense: Interception, Destruction of a Hostile Air Target Towards The Western Region    GACA's Al-Duailej meets Director General of ACI for the Asia Pacific region    Aramco and Larsen & Toubro to collaborate on manufacturing sector development    Aramco announces $15.5 billion landmark gas pipeline deal with global consortium led by BlackRock    Bilateral ACE exercise maneuvers between RSADF and US Air Force begins    Lt. Gen. Al-Ruwaili receives Iraq's Lt. Gen. Salih    Dr. Al-Awwad, Strong discuss issues in field of human rights    Shoura speaker receives head of US Mission to Saudi Arabia    Al-Attiyah, Aalvarez go head-to-head for FIA World Cup glory in Saudi desert    SABIC signs MoU to study new petrochemical project in Oman    New Zealander wins Tuwaiq International Sculpture 2021 top prize    MDLBEAST announces hottest line up at SOUNDSTORM 21    David Gulpilil: Profound legacy of a trailblazing Aboriginal actor    Saudi Embassy in Paris clarifies that what was reported in media about arrest of Saudi citizen suspected in the case of citizen Jamal Khashoggi is incorrect, calls for his immediate release    Winners of "Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium 2021" Announced    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 11,108.20 Points    HRH Saudi Crown Prince, Sultan of Oman Review Bilateral Brotherly Ties and Latest Developments in Regional, International Arenas    UAE Government Announces Four and Half Day Working Week, Weekend on Saturday, Sunday as of 01 January, 2022    S.Korea Records 4,954 New Cases of COVID-19    Saudi and Omani Companies Sign 13 MoUs Related to Joint Work in Promising Economic Sectors    Arab Parliament Condemns Terrorist Houthi Militia's Targeting of the Cities of Riyadh and Khamis Mushait with Ballistic Missiles    Saudi Export Development Authority Organizes Saudi Trade Mission to USA    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower at 11021 Points    Saudi and GCC entrants set to dominate motorcycle and quad battles in Hail    Saline Water Conversion Corporation Shares its Initiatives in Realizing Saudi Green Goals in London Forum    World Directs Attention to Final Round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup in Hail    UAE condemns terrorist Houthi militia attempt to target Saudi Arabia with drones    Lewis Hamilton wins thrilling Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Crown Prince attends inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Deputy Governor of Hail: Hail International Rally is a practical translation of the wise leadership's support    Hail International Rally to Kick off Tomorrow    Briton Lewis Hamilton Dominates 1st Session of Testing Before Official Launch of Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021 Sunday    BIENALSUR Exhibition Arrives in Jeddah at Historic Site of Qasr Khuzam    Saudi Hind Al-Showaier Elected Regional Director of World Federation of the Deaf    Saudi Film Commission launch its strategy to develop film and cinema sector    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to dazzle Riyadh Season on Dec. 10    Bollywood star's 'India got freedom in 2014' remark stirs controversy    23 Saudi women obtain favorable verdicts in 'adhl' lawsuits    Bride's fingerprint not required in revised e-marriage contract    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Conference discusses rules to change Fatwa
By Hani Al-Lahyani and Salman Al-Sulami
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 19 - 01 - 2009

Rules governing a change in Fatwa were discussed at the international conference here on Sunday.
In third and fourth sessions of the conference, organized by the Muslim World League, participants highlighted the importance of issuing a Fatwa and urged set conditions for altering a Fatwa.
The sessions were attended by Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh, Grand Mufti and head of the MWL founding council, Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdulmohsen Al-Turki, MWL Secretary General and Dr. Saleh Bin Zaben Al-Marzouki Al-Bgumi, Secretary General of the Islamic Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Academy.
The third session was chaired by Dr. Saleh Bin Abdullah Bin Humaid, Chairman of the Shoura Council where prominent Ulema and scholars presented their papers.
The speakers said it becomes incumbent upon a scholar to issue a Fatwa if he is the only one capable of doing it. Issuing of the Fatwa becomes a collective duty if there are two or more Muftis in a country, they said. A Mufti, when ignorant of a matter, should refrain from issuing a Fatwa, they added.
The participants said a Mufti should neither become lenient in permission without evidence nor lean heavily on people with the strictest Fatwa which they cannot endure. They added that moderation is the right path.
The researchers urged the Muftis to exercise caution in issuing a Fatwa. They noted that some Muftis irrationally throw out some Muslims outside the purview of Islam even when they commit an unintentional sin. By doing so, the mufti in question will be sowing the seeds of discord among Muslims that would even lead to bloodshed.
A Fatwa leads people to the right path and is issued according to the situation obtaining at a given time. With the change in situations, Fatwas also change accordingly, they asserted.
In the fourth session chaired by Dr. Abdulsalam Al-Abadi, Secretary General of the International Islamic Jurisprudence Academy, researchers focused on the responsibility of the Ulema to tackle new and modern issues. This entails the necessity of Ijtihad to manage such issues.
Meanwhile, well-known cleric Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qardhawi criticized “semi-literate” scholars who issue Fatwas through satellite channels and other means of mass media.
He also criticized some students of Islamic studies for entering the field of issuing edicts. “Whoever reads a book cannot become a Mufti to issue Fatwas on serious issues,” he said in the conference's opening session on Saturday.
Al-Qardhawi said differences on issuing edicts will never cease as there are both moderate and hard

Clic here to read the story from its source.