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Fatwa against Arab participation in Jerusalem election

Fatwa declares participation in Jerusalem elections 'prohibited by Islamic law.'

Fatwa against Arab participation in Jerusalem election

Saudi grand mufti says chess is a 'waste of time'

Saudi Arabia's grand mufti issues a fatwa forbidding chess, claims the game encourages gambling.

Saudi grand mufti bans chess, says it's a 'waste of time'

Jordan: Sheikh issues fatwah against killing Jews

Well-known Salafi sheikh notes Jews, including soldiers, 'do not attack anyone who does not attack them.'

Watch: Jordanian sheikh issues fatwah against killing Jews

Iran Threatens Germany Boycott Over Rushdie Invite

Tehran threatens to withdraw from Frankfurt book fair due to outstanding death order against Rushdie.

Iran Threatens Germany Boycott Over Salman Rushdie Invite

Canadian Imams Issue Fatwa Against ISIS, Blame US

38 imams issue Islamic ruling forbidding joining or enabling ISIS, claim US and Canada created group for 'anti-Islam interests.'

Canadian Imams Issue Fatwa Against ISIS, Blame US

Saudi Religious Scholar Issues Fatwa on Snowmen

Fatwa on building snowmen sparks debate on social media, as some Saudis say the ban 'robs us of our joy.'

Saudi Religious Scholar Issues Fatwa against Snowmen

British Muslim Clerics Release Fatwa Against IS

New fatwa (Muslim religious decree) in Britain calls IS "an oppressive and tyrannical group".

British Muslim Clerics Release Fatwa Against Islamic State

Islamic Scholars End Ban on Visit Temple Mount

As part of escalating struggle over Judaism's holiest site, Muslim leaders lift ban against visiting to bolster Muslim presence.

Islamic Scholars End Ban on Visit to Al Aqsa Mosque

Fatwa: Muslims Can't Travel to Mars

Muslim clerics have issued a religious ruling (“fatwa”) forbidding any Muslim from traveling to Mars; anyone who does may end up in hell

Fatwa: Muslims Can't Travel to Mars

Egyptian Cleric Calls to Kill Opposition Leaders

A radical Egyptian cleric has called to kill the leaders of the country’s opposition, leading to security being increased around them.

Video: Egyptian Salafi Cleric Calls to Kill Opposition Leadersplayer

Gaza Imam: Sin to Violate Truce with Israel

An Islamic cleric in Gaza has issued a religious edict declaring it a sin to violate the truce arranged last week between Israel and Hamas.

Muslim Cleric in Gaza: Sin to Violate Truce with Israel