June 27

Imam Shafai on Issuing a Fatwa

Issuing a Fatwa

Imam Shafai said the below regarding the qualifications of the one who can issue a fatwa

“It is not permissible for anyone to give a fatwa about the religion of Allaah except a person familiar with the Qur’aan, who knows what is abrogating and what has been abrogated, who knows what is muhkam (definitive) and what is mutashaabih (ambiguous), who knows the interpretations of its verses and the circumstances of their revelation, who can distinguish between Makkan verses and Madeenan verses, and knows what is intended by [its wordings]. Continue reading