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The fatwa called for Rushdie’s execution for a book that insulted Islam.
  Islam:  a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority
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  • The fatwa called for Rushdie’s execution for a book that insulted Islam.
  • Two days later Ayatollah Khomeini, the supreme leader of Iran, issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie’s assassination.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • But that problem was solved when a group of radical clerics in Khartoum issued a fatwa in April 1992.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He knew not everyone would understand his ironic version of a holy text; what he could not imagine was that he could be so far misunderstood as to induce a fatwa, a sentence of death, to he issued against him.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • Subject: fatwa declared on Greg Mortenson, text: Greetings from Bozeman!
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Many students argued that the book should be banned and burned and the fatwa upheld.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • In our province Maulana Sufi Mohammad, who had fought in Afghanistan against the Russians, issued a fatwa against the US.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • FYI: a fatwa is a religious ruling.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • With the fatwa dangling over his head like a scimitar, who knew how long he would be allowed to work in Pakistan?
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • When I look back at everything we accomplished that year, despite the fatwa, I have no idea how I did it, how I had that kind of energy.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • "The fatwa, is itů""Forget all that small-minded, small-village nonsense," Parvi said, beaming.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Dr. Farooq was an Islamic scholar and former member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, and as one of the biggest voices against Talibanization he had even issued a fatwa against suicide attacks.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • —Rabindranath Tagore AT 3:00 A.M., in the Central Asia Institute’s Bozeman "office," a converted laundry room in the basement of his home, Greg Mortenson learned that the sher of Chakpo, a village in the Braldu Valley, had declared a fatwa against him.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • (He says thank you, his phone is working well!) Parvi said that a local sher, a religious leader who doesn’t like the idea of us educating girls, just declared a fatwa on me, trying to prevent CAI from building any more schools in Pakistan.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Agha Mubarek had issued a fatwa, banning Mortenson from working in Pakistan.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • When they refused, he had it destroyed and issued his fatwa.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I told them Agha Mubarek has no business making a fatwa on a saintly man like Dr. Greg.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The court declared Agha Mubarek’s fatwa illegitimate and ordered him to pay for the eight hundred bricks his men destroyed.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Mortenson had also won a landmark victory in Shariat Court, overcome his second fatwa, and humbled his most vocal opponent.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Mehdi was an activist for education whose father, Sheikh Mohammed, had written asking for a ruling from Iran after the first fatwa had been declared against Mortenson.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He has no business pronouncing a fatwa!"Mortenson knew from the venom in Parvi’s voice how serious a problem the fatwa presented.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He has no business pronouncing a fatwa!"Mortenson knew from the venom in Parvi’s voice how serious a problem the fatwa presented.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • ’ "Ghulam Parvi spoke calmly to the group about the fatwa, his anger having cooled to practicality.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "I’ve contacted the sher of Chakpo and asked him to withdraw his fatwa," Syed Abbas said, sighing, "but he refused.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Parvi also said that Sheikh Mohammed, a religious scholar and rival of the sher of Chakpo, had, along with his son, Mehdi Ali, petitioned for a CAI school to be built in his village of Hemasil and written a letter to the Supreme Council of Ayatollahs in Qom, asking Iran’s leading clerics, the ultimate authority to the world’s Shia, to rule on whether the fatwa was justified.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fatwa [6] , jihad [4] , sharia [7] , hajj [8]
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