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UAE President issues federal decree forming UAE Council for Fatwa

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President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued two federal decrees forming the UAE Council for Fatwa and appointing Abdullah bin Bayyah as Chairman of the Council with the grade of minister.
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Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued two federal decrees forming the UAE Council for Fatwa and appointing Abdullah bin Bayyah as Chairman of the Council with the grade of minister.

The council’s members include Dr. Omar Habtoor Al Darei as Vice Chairman, Dr. Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Aziz Al Haddad, Jamal Salem Al Turaifi, Dr. Ibrahim Obaid Ali Al Ali, Abdul Rahman Ali Humaid Al Shamsi, Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Tunaiji and Dr. Fatma Al-Dahmani.

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The UAE Council for Fatwa serves as the official authority for issuing fatwas in the UAE.

It aims to unify efforts, visions and objectives to develop approaches, policies and legislation related to fatwas in the UAE.

The council is responsible for issuing general, urgent, and new fatwas on various matters, conducting studies and research in various fields of fatwas, providing legal opinions on relevant legislation, licensing the practice of issuing fatwas, and training and developing the skills of muftis.