Standardisation of fatwa in Malaysia

Management and problems

Zaini Nasohah, Hayatullah Laluddin, Zuliza Mohd. Kusrin, Mohd Rizal Muwazir

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Abstract

In a country where jurisdiction over Islam is placed under state administration, standardization is an aspect that continues to be a formidable challenge. In matters of law, difference in provisions creates complications in its implementation. Similarly, with regards to fatwas difference in fatwas between states on a particular legal problem can create confusion to the public. Although the nature of fatwas in itself allows for differences in opinions and decisions on a legal problem, such difference within a small country like Malaysia can lead to adverse consequences. Hence, this article aims to deliberate upon existing methods for the standardisation of fatwas, looking into the effectiveness of its implementation. For this purpose, several examples of differing fatwas which have been gazetted shall be highlighted. Standardisation methods which will be analysed include the method of administrative action, and the method provided for under the latest version of the State Administration of Islamic Law Enactment. This is in relation to fatwas on issues of national interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-929
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • Fatwa management
  • Fatwa standardisation
  • Malaysia
  • National fatwa committee
  • Religious council
  • Shariah courts

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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Standardisation of fatwa in Malaysia : Management and problems. / Nasohah, Zaini; Laluddin, Hayatullah; Mohd. Kusrin, Zuliza; Muwazir, Mohd Rizal.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 6, 04.2012, p. 923-929.

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