Fatwa Machine

Gary R. Bunt

in Hashtag Islam

Published by University of North Carolina Press

Published in print October 2018 | ISBN: 9781469643168
Published online May 2019 | e-ISBN: 9781469643182
Fatwa Machine

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This chapter discusses at how specific worldviews of Islam are articulated online, and the ways in which religious authority has become a key driver within cyber Islamic environments. The chapter includes brief case studies of key online religious authorities, demonstrating different approaches towards 'fatwas' and other expressions of religious authority.

Keywords: Fatwas; Authority; Diversity; Edicts; Opinions

Chapter.  13366 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Religion

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