Origin of fatwa
Examples from the Web for fatwa
Such communications are allowed only in cases of necessity, the fatwa says.Egypt’s Fatwa Against Tinder: Clerics Ban Online Chatting|Nina Strochlic|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al-Sheikh and his colleagues who issued the fatwa against The 99 fit that description.
His corpse, which was subsequently dumped in the Bosphorus, had a fatwa pinned to it.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some have even suggested a fatwa should be placed on him while others have threatened they would be “glad to cut your neck off”.British Candidate Receives Death Threats for Tweeting Prophet Mohammed Cartoon|The Telegraph|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to the Iranian government, the failure of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.Salman Rushdie’s New Nightmare: Bounty Upped Amid Mideast Protests|Omid Memarian|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fatwa of a Muhammadan law officer should be dispensed with in such cases.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official|William Sleeman
Word Origin for fatwa
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.