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Regulators of Fatwa and Conditions of Mufti & Mujtahid

What are the conditions that a Mufti and a Mujtahid must meet, and what are the regulators of Fatwa?

Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds.

Books about the principles of Islamic jurisprudence state the conditions that must be met by a Mufti‎( An Islamic jurist qualified to issue a nonbinding opinion (fatwa) on a point of Islamic law (sharia) and a Mujtahid (an individual who is qualified to exercise ijtihad in the evaluation of Islamic law). However, nowadays, it suffices that a Mufti masters one of the four Sunni Schools of Islamic Jurisprudence and knows the rulings and their evidence from texts of Sharia. Moreover, the key regulator of Fatwa is Allah-consciousness and knowing the evidence. As for new issues, some Islamic Fiqh academies were established to clarify their rulings on grounds of a joint effort exerted by a number of renowned scholars. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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