Challenges in fatwa management in terengganu, malaysia

Wan Zulkifli Wan Hassan, Jamsari Alias, Nazri Muslim, Luqman Abdullah, Sidek Abdullah

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Abstract

The institution of fatwa (ruling) is considered important as society requires solutions to various religious issues in life. In the context of Malaysia especially the state of Terengganu, the persons authorized to provide such solutions in any religious issues are the muftis, who are appointed by the government. However, does the institution of fatwa have a good system in the management of fatwa issuance such that they are disseminated to the society effectively and efficiently? Are there problems and challenges faced by the institutions that need to be resolved to ensure that fatwa issuance is an effective method in addressing religious problems in the Muslim community? The primary method used in this study was field studies and analysis of literature materials. Information and data gained from the study were analyzed qualitatively. This article therefore will put forward several challenges faced by the institution of fatwa and propose steps in solving them in the management of fatwa in Terengganu. The result of this study identifies some challenges faced by the Terengganu fatwa institution which requires attention. The authors herein suggest possible solutions to the problem so as to make the institution more credible and respected by society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-18
Number of pages10
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume5
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Challenge
  • Fatwa management
  • Terengganu

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Challenges in fatwa management in terengganu, malaysia. / Wan Hassan, Wan Zulkifli; Alias, Jamsari; Muslim, Nazri; Abdullah, Luqman; Abdullah, Sidek.

In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 29, 2014, p. 9-18.

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