Such communications are allowed only in cases of necessity, the fatwa says.
In fact, nowadays, you can get a fatwa to validate any point you want to make.
The fatwa drove Rushdie into hiding, but his publisher, who was also condemned to death by it, stood firm.
And by fatwa I mean a big bucket of period blood on his head.
In an interview, the artist says Tehran is instigating outrage—and he fears a fatwa.
But the years since have revealed that, indeed, there is nothing to fear—or revere—about the fatwa.
She was driven from office by death threats when a Mullah announced a fatwa on her and called her Afghanistan's Salman Rushdie.
According to the Iranian government, the failure of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.
Not all fatwa fights provided such a vivid illustration of the way a country actually works.
The fatwa of a Muhammadan law officer should be dispensed with in such cases.
1620s, from Arabic fetwa "a decision given by a mufti," related to fata "to instruct by a legal decision." Popularized 1989 when Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran issued a ruling sentencing author Salman Rushdie to death for publishing "The Satanic Verses" (1988). It was lifted 1998.