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UAE President Issues Federal Decrees Establishing Council for Fatwa

The UAE Council for Fatwa functions as the authoritative body for issuing fatwas within the UAE

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Published on June 20, 2024, 11:29:29

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The UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued two federal decrees establishing the UAE Council for Fatwa and appointing Abdullah bin Bayyah as its Chairman, holding the rank of Minister. 

The Council includes members such as Dr Omar Habtoor Al Darei as Vice Chairman, Dr Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Dr Ahmed Abdel Aziz Al Haddad, Jamal Salem Al Turaifi, Dr Ibrahim Obaid Ali Al Ali, Abdul Rahman Ali Humaid Al Shamsi, Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tunaiji, and Dr Fatma Al-Dahmani.

The UAE Council for Fatwa functions as the authoritative body for issuing fatwas within the UAE. It is dedicated to harmonising efforts, perspectives, and goals aimed at advancing approaches, policies, and regulations concerning fatwas in the country.

The council's responsibilities encompass issuing fatwas of a general, urgent, and innovative nature on diverse subjects. It conducts research and studies across various fields related to fatwas, provides legal opinions on pertinent legislation, oversees the licensing of fatwa issuance, and facilitates the training and professional development of muftis

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