Muftis, Fatwas and Muslims in the UK - A Study of Islamic Legal Advice

This project seeks to analyse the processes of providing Islam legal advice—known as iftā—in a specifically British context.

Three issues are of principle concern:

(i) the study of the content of questions and answers given in Islamic legal verdicts (fatwas) to a British audience;

(ii) the educational path of students training to become Muftis (those qualified to give religious legal advice) in Britain;

(iii) the role and authority of the Mufti with respect to the members of the community seeking legal advice.

The current project is supported by a GW4 Accelerator Fund (after the successful competition of the GW4 Initiator Fund: Understanding Religion and Law) between the University of Exeter, the University of Bristol and Cardiff University.

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March 20, 2017 / Events, Latest News & Events

Thursday 30th March 2017 the University of Exeter will host the Eighth Understanding Religion and Law Workshop

The Understanding Religion and Law project will be hosting the eighth and final workshop on Thursday 30th March at the Institute of...
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February 20, 2017 / Events, Latest News & Events, News

Seminary Students Meet Academics

The URL Project hosted its first practitioners’ workshop. A number of students from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda (The College of Islamic Knowledge and Guidance)...
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February 16, 2017 / Events, Latest News & Events

Cardiff University host Seventh Understanding Religion & Law Workshop Monday 6th February 2017

This was the penultimate URL workshop. It opened with a more extensive session on the British fatwas and muftis projects...
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