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  • noun A written decision of a Turkish mufti some point of law; also applied to opinions by certain other Islamic religious authorities on points of Islamic law, such as in Iran.

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  • noun Archaic form of fatwa.


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  • Your Lordships have now seen this Mustapha Khân imprisoned and sentenced to death by Colonel Hannay, without judge and without accuser, without any evidence, without the _fetwah_, or any sentence of the law.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 11 (of 12) Edmund Burke 1763

  • We desired to see the _fetwah_, or decree, of the judge who sentenced him.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 11 (of 12) Edmund Burke 1763

  • Janissaries, and stealing his head, for the purposes of baking, shaving, and roasting it, and that they should be condemned to pay the price of his blood; but as the kabobchi had been the immediate cause of the tumult by treating the head with such gross and unheard-of insult, and as he was a Greek and an infidel, it was further resolved that the Mûfti should issue a _fetwah_, authorizing his head to be cut off: and placed on the same odious spot where he had exposed that of the Aga of the

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan James Morier

  • I have no appeal; for did I quote their fetwah they would call it blasphemy. "

    The Valley of the Kings Marmaduke William Pickthall 1905


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