Fatwa Meaning in Hindi

Fatwa Definitions and Meaning in English

  1. 1. A ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority
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Fatwa Sentences from Popular Quotes and Books

1. "Portraiture has its risks, and I suppose a dissident Free Presbyterian fatwa is one of them."
- Alexander McCall Smith, 44 Scotland Street

2. "It's so difficult to sustain a fatwa,' said Domenica. 'One has to be so enthusiastic. I'm not sure if I could find the moral energy myself."
- Alexander McCall Smith, 44 Scotland Street

3. "All over the world great writers were dying young: Italo Calvino, Raymond Carver, and now here was Angela wrestling with the Reaper. A fatwa was not the only way to die. There were older types of death sentence that still worked very well."
- Salman Rushdie, Joseph Anton: A Memoir

4. "Ao contrário da fatwa proclamada por Khomeini, que condenou à morte Salman Rushdie, a castração corretiva sonhada por Buckley não vinha acompanhada de nenhum incentivo financeiro para possíveis executores. No entanto, foi ditada por um espírito tão exigente quanto o do aiatolá, e em nome de ideais tão elevados quanto os dele."
- Philip Roth, The Human Stain

5. "here is something strange. Between the fatwa and the present, religious killers have murdered just one Western artist – the Dutch director Theo van Gogh, assassinated in 2004 for making a film with the Somali feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Yet in the same period Western culture changed, and not for the better."
- Nick Cohen, You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

6. "Compared to the millions killed in wars and genocides in the years that followed the fatwa, the pain the enemies of the novel inflicted was small. But it was sufficient. The threats against Rushdie produced a fear that suffused Western culture and paralysed its best instincts."
- Nick Cohen, You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

7. "The local Cairo clergy offered to issue a fatwa recognizing Napoleon as the legitimate ruler of Egypt—provided the entire French army formally convert to Islam. Napoleon actually considered the offer, but when it became clear that the muftis’ demand included mass adult circumcision and total abstinence from wine, the conversion plan was scrapped."
- Tom Reiss, The Black Count: Glory

8. "What is he going to do? Richard shook his head in frustration. He has a nuclear bomb and an airplane. What do you think he’s going to do? Lance nodded in agreement at the unspoken fear. He’ll kill as many people as he can, as soon as he can. That’s his nature. His fatwa. This is jihad. Richard turned to look him in the eye. That’s right. Chicago is the second largest city in the country, and all he has to do is fly straight down the coast a few hundred miles."
- Skip Coryell, We Hold These Truths

9. "Later in the fatwa, Osama Bin Laden said: ‘We – with Allah’s help – call on every Muslim who believes in Allah and wishes to be rewarded to comply with Allah’s order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they can find it. We also call on Muslim ulema, leaders, youths, and soldiers to launch the raid on Satan’s U.S. troops and the devil’s supporters allying with them, and to displace those who are behind them so that they may learn a lesson."
- Skip Coryell, We Hold These Truths

10. "Despite the efforts of the regime to marginalize him, Montazeri is still the marja-e taqlid for many religious Iranians, along with others who keep a certain distance from the regime. Another important example is Grand Ayatollah Yousef Sanei, who has stated directly that the possession or use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable, and that Iran did not retaliate with chemical weapons against Saddam because marjas concurred that weapons of mass destruction as a whole were unacceptable. Sanei has also issued a fatwa against suicide bombings. Although Shi‘as may have been responsible for the devastating suicide attack against the U.S. marine headquarters in Beirut in 1983, Lebanese Hezbollah later stopped using the tactic and since then to my knowledge Shi‘a Muslims have not perpetrated suicide attacks."
- Michael Axworthy, A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind

 
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