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How to Understand a Fatwa

Whenever election time comes round, there is a worrying gap between activism and fiqh; between how sharia is spoken about, and how it is actually performed. Dr Salman Butt discusses some of the differences between theory and practice, to appreciate what goes into an Islamic verdict on something.

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About Dr Salman Butt

Salman studied Biochemistry at Imperial College London followed by a PhD in Chemical Biology, carrying out research into photosynthesis. During his years at university he became involved in Islamic society da'wah and activism, and general Muslim community projects. He is the Chief Editor and a regular contributor at Islam21c, and also has a blog on the Huffington Post.

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