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Mufti says religious edicts should be regulated

By Petra - Dec 31,2014 - Last updated at Dec 31,2014

AMMAN — Grand Mufti of Jordan Abdul Karim Khasawneh on Tuesday stressed the importance of controlling fatwas (religious edicts), which should only be issued by a specialised council.

Khasawneh made the remarks at a symposium titled “The iftaa department and its role in controlling fatwas in the Kingdom”.

He added that members of such specialised councils are appointed by the Cabinet after a recommendation from the grand mufti, and must be holders of a bachelor’s degree in Sharia (Islamic law) for at least 15 years.

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