Dubai Grand Mufti warns Arab public to beware of fake fatwas on Twitter

Dubai, July 16 (ANI): Dubai Grand Mufti has said that the reliability of fatwas, widely spread as tweets on arrival of Ramadan, lies on the receiver as much as it lies on the person spreading it.

Dr Ahmad Al Haddad, Dubai Grand Mufti, has said that the fatwas are considered to be the interpretations of God's judgment and so should only be made by credible Shaikhs who have certain characteristics and knowledge.

The Gulf News reports that a discussion was held by a council titled 'Fatwas via Twitter, a look at its content and impact' on whether social media is a suitable platform for fatwas.

According to the report, a noticeable increase in the use of social media in the Arab region is expected to have a great impact on the public opinion of the Arab world. (ANI)


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