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A Mufti (Arabic: مفتى ) is an Islamic scholar who is an interpreter or expounder of Islamic law (Sharia), capable of issuing fataawa (plural of "fatwa"). Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( (help· info)), the peaceful submission to the will of God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... The neutrality and factual accuracy of this article are disputed. ... A fatwa (Arabic: ) plural fatāwa (فتاوى), is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue. ... A fatwa (Arabic: ) plural fatāwa (فتاوى), is a legal pronouncement in Islam, issued by a religious law specialist on a specific issue. ...

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Role of a Mufti in governments

In theocracies like Saudi Arabia and Iran, and in some countries where the constitution is based on sharia law, such as Egypt, the Grand Mufti Mufti rules if capital punishment is in accord with Islamic jurisprudence and the sharia and sometimes overrules criminal courts. The term theocracy is used to describe a form of government in which a religion or faith plays the dominant role. ... The title Grand Mufti refers to the highest official of religious law in a Sunni Muslim country. ... Jurisprudence is the scientific study of law through a philosophical lens. ...


A fatwa is not binding

Contrary to what is believed by many non-Muslims, and even by the majority of Muslims, a fatwa is not binding on all persons professing the Muslim faith. The only ones who are obliged to obey any specific fatwa are the mufti who issued it and his followers.


The Authority of the Mufti

Habib Bourguiba, the late President of Tunisia once argued that "fasting" during Ramadan (Arabic: رمضان ); a Holy month in the Islamic calendar, a lunar calendar and one of the Five Pillars of Islam, should not be observed for it reduces productivity. In a matter of minutes, the Grand Mufti of Tunisia went on television and addressed the audience and read sura Al-Baqara:185 (2:185) : Habib Bourguiba Habib Bourguiba (حبيب بورقيبة) (born August 3, 1903 in Monastir, Tunisia – died April 6, 2000) was a Tunisian statesman and the first President of the Republic of Tunisia from July 25, 1957 to November 7, 1987. ... Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from all food and in some cases drink, for a period of time. ... Ramadan or Ramadhan (Arabic: رمضان) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the holiest month in Islam. ... Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar (also called Hijri calendar, Arabic التقويم الهجري) is the calendar used to date events in many predominantly Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate Islamic holy days. ... A lunar calendar is a calendar whose date indicates the moon phase. ... The Five Pillars of Islam is the term given to the five most fundamental aspects of Sunni Islam. ... The title Grand Mufti refers to the highest official of religious law in a Sunni Muslim country. ... Surah ( ) is the Arabic term for chapter of the Quran. ... Surat al-Baqarah (Arabic: سورة البقرة ) (the Cow) is the second, and the longest, sura of the Quran, with 286 ayat. ...

"The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [worship and say Allah is the Most Great] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.

Allah (God) said the truth" (Arabic: صدق الله العظيم ) , and President Habib Bourguiba lied." The Quran (Arabic: al-qurān literally the recitation; also called Al Qurān Al KarÄ«m or The Noble Quran; or transliterated Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. ... The word is the Arabic term for God. In other languages, it is often used to refer specifically to the Islamic concept of God: see Usage below. ... God is the term used to denote the Supreme Being ascribed by monotheistic religions to be the creator, ruler and/or the sum total of, existence. ... Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ...


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Mufti also refers to ordinary clothes, especially when worn by one who normally wears, or has long worn, a military or other uniform. Ayatollah (Arabic: آية الله; Persian: آيت‌الله) is a high title given to major Shia clergymen. ... } A marja, or marja-e-taqleed (Arabic and persian مرجع تقليد), literally source of imitation or source of tradition, is the second highest authority on religion and law in Shia Islam after the prophet and (Shia) Imams. ... The title Grand Mufti refers to the highest official of religious law in a Sunni Muslim country. ... Mohammad Amin al-Husayni (ca. ... (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ...


The history of this description comes from the term Mufi to describe an official class of men in India who at that time, interpreted the law. Known throughout India as Muftis', they dressed in civilian attire, unlike many other civil servants of the day. So, when a naval officer shifted out of uniform into civilian clothes to proceed ashore, it was spoken of as shifting into 'mufti'. Source: Royal Australian Navy website [1]


Mufti Day is an event at certain schools in which students are permitted to wear ordinary clothing, instead of the usual school uniform. school, see School (disambiguation). ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... This page describes uniform in the sense of clothing. ...


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