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UAE to set up a Fatwa Council.

6/25/2018 12:00:00 AM   |      |   

UAE to set up a Fatwa Council.

The Cabinet has approved the formation of the UAE Fatwa Council to coordinate fatwas and unify their sources as well as to regulate their affairs and mechanisms of issuing them in the country.

The new council, chaired by Shaikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, will be the official reference source for fatwas in the country.

It aims to combine relevant efforts, visions and objectives, and organize the work of government authorities, institutions and individuals related to fatwas.

The council is mandated to issue general fatwas concerning various topics, or upon the request of official authorities, institutions or individuals. In addition, the council is responsible for granting licenses to issue fatwas, train muftis and develop their skills, and conduct related studies and research, in coordination with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.

The council's members include experts in Islamic Shariah, such as Omar Habtour Thaib Al Darai, Shamma Yousef Mohammad Al Daheri, Abdullah Mohammad Ahmad Al Ansari and Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Yousef Al Shehhi, who will represent the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.

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