fatwa

[ faht-wah ]
/ ˈfɑt wɑ /

noun

an Islamic religious decree issued by the ʿulama.

Origin of fatwa

First recorded in 1985–90, fatwa is from the Arabic word fatwā
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fatwa

fatwah

/ (ˈfætwɑː) /

noun

a non-binding judgment on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized religious authority

Word Origin for fatwa

Arabic
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