URL:Understanding Religion and Law
1 July 2016 - 31 July 2017
Researcher: Professor Robert Gleave
Funding awarded: £ 19,345
Sponsor(s): GW4 Accelerator Fund
About the research
Muftis, Fatwas and Muslims in the UK - A Study of Islamic Legal Advice
This project seeks to analyse the processes of providing Islam legal advice—known as iftā’—in a specifically British context.
Three issues are of principle concern:
(i) the study of the content of questions and answers given in Islamic legal verdicts (fatwas) to a British audience;
(ii) the educational path of students training to become Muftis (those qualified to give religious legal advice) in Britain;
(iii) the role and authority of the Mufti with respect to the members of the community seeking legal advice.
The current project is supported by a GW4 Accelerator Fund (after the successful competition of the GW4 Initiator Fund: Understanding Religion and Law) between the University of Exeter, the University of Bristol and Cardiff University.
Please visit the project website for further information.