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Iftaa Department ranks 1st in Arab world, 2nd globally in issuing fatwas

By JT - Dec 29,2020 - Last updated at Dec 29,2020

AMMAN — The Iftaa Department on Tuesday ranked first in the Arab world and second internationally in issuing fatwas (religious edicts) for the year 2020 according to Al Jusoor Journal published by the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In a statement carried by Petra, the department’s spokesperson Hassan Abu Arqoub said that the department issued more than 12,500 fatwas throughout 2020, especially during lockdown, which was associated with preventive measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The issued fatwas were comprehensive and timely, he added, noting the role of Iftaa Department in spreading awareness, social peace, solidarity and cooperation in “righteousness and piety”, as well as preserving Islam’s rulings amid the spread of the pandemic.

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