fatwah

World English Dictionary
fatwa or fatwah (ˈfætwɑː)
 
n
a non-binding judgment on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized religious authority
 
[Arabic]
 
fatwah or fatwah
 
n
 
[Arabic]

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fatwah

noun
(Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar; "bin Laden issued three fatwahs calling upon Muslims to take up arms against the United States" 
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