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fatwa

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Islam
fatwafat‧wa /ˈfætwɑː/ noun [countable]  RRIan official order made by an important Islamic religious leader
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fatwaNobody has issued a fatwa or put out a contract.An earlier fatwa, handed down in 1964, elucidates the context in which the issue of contraception has been re-evaluated.Tomorrow, the fourth anniversary of the fatwa falls.There was no chance that Khomeini would withdraw the fatwa.
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