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Jytte Klausen, in her celebrated study The Islamic Challenge.

Minoritues it is theoretically possible to attach a dissenting opinion to the text of the collective fatwa, qaradzwi is seen as diminishing the authority of the ruling and therefore discouraged. It seeks to understand how the production of this expertise the fatwa is organized and managed, and to what extent it is shaped minlrities policy discourses in the West. The most important result that he has reached is that the “custom” is one of the most important usuli sources on which the jurisprudence of Muslim minorities should be built, and this source comes before the “qiyas” analogical reasoning and the “istihsan”.

Taking the European Council for Fatwa and Reseach as a case study, the author describes the settings, actors and riqh of the production of fatwas in the European context. Located at the periphery of the European Union, in a country where debates on Islam have until recently been less vivid muuslim less hostile than elsewhere, the ICCI’s current prominence as the headquarters of the ECFR is the product of the convergence between three main factors.

These scholars speak less in the collective meetings, and more tentatively; they tend to be more sensitive and vulnerable to local state policies and public debates, and worry more about how the fatwas will be received in their national contexts. A discussion about the French headscarf debate only a few months before the government’s decision to ban it from public schools had materialized is instructive here since it revealed sharp divisions between the French-based members of the UOIF and others.


Dossier 27: Islamic law and Muslim minorities

See for details Abdel-Fadil, But consensus sometimes is difficult to reach; many issues including the following: Distance from the French context and disengagement from local Muslim politics led members such as Qaradawi to voice more vocal criticism. Although it has been read by opponents and defenders of the right of the woman to remain married with her husband as an authorization, some members—including Mawlawi—have claimed that no fatwa has actually been issued on the topic.

When a consensual answer appears impossible, the leadership of the ECFR may decide to produce the fatwa of one of its leading scholars instead: Messick Brinkley,The Calligraphic State.

Contents – Previous document. The institution most closely associated with the qaradawj of minority fiqh is the European Council for Fatwa and Research, a body which aims at providing an authoritative reading of the Islamic tradition in a context of migration and social change.

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What importance can be given to marginal opinions from the fiqh heritage which contradict the views of the majority of the scholars? The complete list of ECFR members is available at http: Log In Sign Up.

Since the early s it is here that the secretary-general finalizes and then disseminates the general statement of each meeting of the ECFR. These texts do not strictly-speaking partake in the same moral universe of the fatwa which I have described above, but they seek to bind their addressees through a mode of interpellation that also draws on the performative power of Muslim ethical speech Caeiro, By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi Language: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Issues miorities to be too politically-sensitive such as homosexuality may also be put aside.

Muslim minorities (Fiqh al-Aqalliyyat)

Masud Muhammad Khalid, messick Brinkley, powers David, eds. This site uses cookies. Brill, Muslim emigration to the West according to Salafi jurisprudence. Remember me on this computer. The scholar who drafts the fatwa proposal is expected to engage with the authoritative Islamic texts especially the Qur’an and Sunna ; to disclose the reasoning that underlies the opinion; and to inscribe qraadawi specific issue in a broader narrative structure.


While some fatwas seem to be formulated in neutral terms, others are quite passionate about their subject matter. Many of minoritiies relevant fatwa collections are available electronically and easily accessible during the meetings. In recent years the sessions of the ECFR have been largely structured around the presentation of research papers and the drafting of authoritative opinions on issues that do not necessarily originate in questions from Muslim communities.

His study however also offers interesting points of comparison with the universe of the fatwa.

A journal promoting a comparative perspective in the study of religion Publisher: Browse Index Authors Keywords. How should one articulate specific injunctions minkrities general rules?

Or should the ECFR try to reconcile its position regarding astronomy with that of Saudi Arabia’s, which many Muslims regard as authoritative in these matters? American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, vol. Shari’a in the Modern Era: Sometimes the choice clearly responds to concerns internal to Muslim communities. And what precisely is to be debated? The homogeneity of the setting—a scarcely decorated conference room—and the bleak landscapes of European suburbia where the meetings are usually held provide a sharp contrast to the global interconnectedness and media exposure of the scholarly debates taking place inside.

These are just examples of what this minoities attempts to answer. Islamic scholarship, however, still appears rooted in the heartlands of the Islamic world.