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<i>Fatwā</i>s: The Intersection of Islamic Scholarship and Religious Guidance

KATE ZEBIRI

in Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198263302
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0006
Fatwās: The Intersection of Islamic Scholarship and Religious Guidance

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This chapter examines the methodology of Maḥmūd Shaltūt in issuing fatwās. It identifies Shaltūt's sources for his fatwās and his interpretation of those sources. An analysis of the style of presentation of Shaltūt's fatwās reveals that they are not intended for Islamic scholarship, but rather for religious guidance of ordinary literate Muslims. He avoided the use of specialized technical terminology, but provided evidence for the opinions advanced in his fatwās.

Keywords: Maḥmūd Shaltūt; fatwās; Islamic scholarship; religious guidance; Muslims

Chapter.  7956 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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