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Standardisation of fatwa in Malaysia: management and problems

Nasoha, Zaini and Laluddin, Hayatullah and Mohd Kusrin, Zuliza and Muwazir, Mohd Rizal (2012) Standardisation of fatwa in Malaysia: management and problems. Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, 6 (6). pp. 923-929. ISSN 1995-0772

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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.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7096/40974
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fatwa Management, Fatwa Standardisation, National Fatwa Committee, Shariah Courts, Religious Council, Malaysia
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Hayatullah Laluddin
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2015 16:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40974

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