Is it from the methodology of the Salaf to seek a fatwa from a scholar regarding an issue, [and] then go to another [scholar] and seek a fatwa [about the same issue] from him, and so on?
Indeed, we are in a time when there are many who speak without sound knowledge, and because of this…
Saudi women are now allowed to issue fatwas following a vote in the Shoura Council.
Indeed, he who issues a ruling on everything a ruling is sought for, [then he] is certainly mad.
Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh has denied issuing a fatwa (religious edict) which allows a hungry man to eat his wife, or parts of her body, in the case of famine or if eating his wife would result in saving his own life.
Bearing in mind the difference [of opinion that exists] between the scholars regarding issues, from whom should a fatwa be sought in fiqh matters; and how should we [then] evaluate the opinions seeking out the preponderant view, and may you be rewarded [by Allaah]?
The grand mufti said scholars must not issue fatwas, or religious edicts, if they are not well versed in the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Prophet, peace be upon him. “If he doesn’t know he should not issue any fatwa,” he said.
If a doctor issued an Islaamic legal ruling to a patient, is the patient required to abide by it, or must he refer [the matter] back to a [religious] scholar?
«The one who is most prepared to give fatwa, is the one who is most prepared for the Fire»
So that the people are not denied the opportunity to ask questions and seek fatwa.